BBC Radio - Turn On Turn Off: Drugs That Changed the World

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BBC Radio - Turn On Turn Off: Drugs That Changed the World. By Professor Susan Greenfield

Radio recording | 24 Kbs | Total playing time: 2h 18 min | 18,19 Mb

Professor Susan Greenfield presents a four-part series exploring the science behind some of the most important and powerful drugs ever created.

1) 'Mind-benders' (15th September 1998 @ 9:00 p.m.)
From LSD to Ecstasy, psychedelic drugs can have startling effects on perception. Do we understand what they do to our brains?

2) 'Painkillers' (22nd September 1998 @ 9:00 p.m.)
A look at how morphine works, and the chemistry of addiction.

3) 'Baby-Blockers' (29th September 1998 @ 9:00 p.m.)
How does the contraceptive pill work, and what happened to the promise of a male Pill?

4) 'Mood Makers' (6th October 1998 @ 9:00 p.m.)
The action of anti-depressant drugs - have we become an unhappier society, and if so, what is the solution?

Repeated: 9th May 1999 to 30th May 1999

Note: Even aired 6 years ago the programme is still of great educational value.