The Smoking Years

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Timeshift, Series 11 Episode 10 of 12

Duration: 1 hour

Timeshift reveals the story of the creature that is 'the smoker'. How did this species arrive on our shores? Why did it become so sexy - and so dominant in our lives? Was there really a time when everywhere people could be found shrouded in a thick blue cloud?

Enlisting the help of Barry Cryer, Stuart Maconie and others, The Smoking Years tells the unnatural history of a quite remarkable - and now threatened - creature. Warning: smoke-filled nostalgia may damage your health.

Credits

Actor
Barry Cryer
Producer
Borja Cantera
Participant
Stuart Maconie
Director
Borja Cantera
Producer
Borja Cantera
Series Producer
Ben Southwell
Director
Borja Cantera
Executive Producer
Michael Poole
Series Producer
Ben Southwell
Executive Producer
Michael Poole

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