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Purple Hearts 1964

29 mins United Kingdom

This Week reports in depth on the pills dubbed purple hearts by speaking to users, dealers and a medical expert in the studio. Popular with Mods, the drug was associated in the media with violence and possession of amphetamines was criminalised later in 1964.

As a full edition of the current affairs series, the programme features a separate report on the growing crisis between Greek and Turkish Cypriots.

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