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Louis Theroux: Life on the Edge

It is normally a godsend whenever Louis Theroux returns to our screens. The veteran  journalist, with a résumé of documentaries that detail the lives of the unorthodox, iconoclastic and heretic; rarely fails to disappoint. Throughout his career, Theroux has immersed himself amongst Scientologists, neo-Nazis, porn stars and prisoners; each time documenting just what makes his […]

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Louis Theroux: Altered States

Louis Theroux has returned to the BBC with a new documentary series Altered States, this time exploring modern life in the United States. The first episode follows the documentarian as he travels to Portland, the self-proclaimed hipster capital of the world, with the intention of exploring the world of polyamory. Polyamory, or “ethical non-monogamy”, is […]

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Louis Theroux on anorexia: shattering misconceptions?

Of all the mental illnesses, anorexia has to be one of the most merciless, deadly and incomprehensible. With the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder and statistics suggesting that less than half of sufferers ever make a full recovery, anorexia shows just how destructive the mind can be. Characterized by a fear of food […]

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My Scientology Movie

Louis Theroux accomplishes the seemingly impossible in his latest piece My Scientology Movie, managing to bring humour, exposure and insight into one of the world’s most infamous and elusive cults. His mode of exploration is unique in its meta style, as it is only through constructing an artificial, parallel film to Scientology, that new angles […]

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Louis Theroux: By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux has finally returned to our screens with By Reason of Insanity. This time our favourite interviewer is probing deep into the minds of psychiatric patients and the doctors and nurses treating them. His famous unbiased style allows the patients of Ohio’s state psychiatric hospitals to open up to him and give us a […]