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Alvin Purple, 1973: A completely animal nature

This clip shows Alvin Purple's psychiatrist, Liz Sort (Penne Hackforth-Jones) being questioned in court about Alvin's purported sexual addiction. It then cuts to Alvin (Graeme Blundell) and his girlfriend travelling in a taxi, with a driver who expresses his disgust for Alvin's lecherous behaviour. They get out of the taxi ...


'Her first pipe of opium', 1888

This black line illustration by Phil May is rendered here on a sepia background and depicts a large Chinese man, 'Sin Fat', passing a pipe of opium to a young non-Chinese woman sitting next to him. In the background 'Mrs Sin Fat', also a non-Chinese woman, reacts in horror to the scene in front of her. The cartoon was originally ...