Timeshift (2002– )

The Cannabis Years 

A Brittish documentary that traces television and the wider media's reactions to cannabis, from the hysterical vilification of the drug in the 1930s, the punitive measures of the stop and ... See full summary »

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Merryn Threadgold (as Merryn Threadgould)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Veronika Hyks Veronika Hyks ... Herself - Narrator (voice)
Jonathan Miller Jonathan Miller ... Himself - Interviewer, 'Monitor' (archive footage)
Malcolm Muggeridge ... Himself - Interviewer, 'Monitor' (archive footage)
Norman Mailer ... Himself - Interviewee, 'Monitor' (archive footage)
Stuart Walton Stuart Walton ... Himself - Author, 'Out of It'
Harry Shapiro Harry Shapiro ... Himself - Head of Publishing, Drugscope
George Melly George Melly ... Himself - Jazz Musician
Don Letts ... Himself - Musician
Rosie Boycott Rosie Boycott ... Herself - Journalist
Michael Parkinson ... Himself - Reporter (voice) (archive footage)
Charles Wheeler Charles Wheeler ... Himself - Reporter (voice) (archive footage)
Alan Whicker Alan Whicker ... Himself - Reporter: Whicker's World (voice) (archive footage)
Caroline Coon Caroline Coon ... Herself - Co-Founder of Release
John Gummer John Gummer ... Himself - Giving Speech about Drug-Taking (archive footage) (as John Selwyn Gummer)
James Callaghan James Callaghan ... Himself - Prime Minister (archive footage)
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A Brittish documentary that traces television and the wider media's reactions to cannabis, from the hysterical vilification of the drug in the 1930s, the punitive measures of the stop and search laws and prison sentences for possession, to the more considered debates now taking place and the real possibility of a change in the law. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Release Date:

12 October 2002 (UK) See more »

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Connections

Features The Magic Roundabout (1964) See more »

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Just Say No
Performed by The Cast of Grange Hill
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