How did the world get hooked on a good time? Succession actor Brian Cox reveals all.

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As media mogul Logan Roy in hit drama Succession, actor Brian Cox has taught us a thing or two about global domination and exploitation.

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In this fascinating series, he finds similar motives at play in the story of the commercial exploitation of sugar, whisky, opium and tobacco – getting us hooked on pleasure. But like all addictions, there would be a major comedown to deal with.

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