A Four-part series looking back at a body of work spanning 25 years, and over 60 hours of some of the most distinctive and celebrated documentaries on British television. Award-winning film-maker Louis Theroux has become synonymous with documentaries involving subcultures, people on the fringes of society, those who engage in life-endangering lifestyle choices, and subjects who live with mental health issues. The series will feature interviews with Louis, as well as new conversations and catch-ups between him and some of his most notable contributors – many of whose stories have since unfolded in unexpected ways. Louis has also plundered his own home movie footage and news archive to tell stories about human psychology, the myriad of ways in which people behave or deal with adversity, and how the world has changed over the last three decades.
Season 1, Episode 01 – “Beyond Belief”
Louis Theroux looks back at his earliest documentaries and explores how some people’s most fervent beliefs can bring them into conflict with mainstream society.