The BBC has introduced a four-part retrospective of Louis Theroux’s 60+ hours of documentaries during which he’s going to attempt to make sense of a exceptional again catalogue that began again within the mid 1990s.
Theroux mentioned that the COVID-19 lockdown had in spite of everything given him the chance to revisit his BBC documentaries, which vary from investigations of subcultures and religions, to folks at the fringes of society, intriguing celebrities, risk-takers and people who are living with psychological well being problems.
Theroux’s documentaries have advanced from the Weird Weekends to arguable episodes of When Louis Met… with Jimmy Savile and Max Clifford and extra just lately to his prolonged investigations of fringe-dwellers in the United States. Theroux’s newest paintings has been in Britain.
Louis Theroux: Life at the Edge gained’t simply be a re-edit of his largest hits. Instead the 4 episodes will characteristic interviews with himself and catch-u.s.with a few of his maximum exceptional members, whose lives have advanced in sudden techniques.
Louis has additionally plundered his own residence film pictures and information archive to inform tales about human psychology, the entire unusual techniques during which folks behave or care for adversity, and the way the international has modified over the ultimate 3 many years.
Theroux mentioned: “For years I’ve wanted to go back and make sense of the programmes I’ve made, find out what happened to some of the contributors, update their stories, and see what all these many hours of making TV might add up to. Lockdown gave me the time and space to do this.”
He mentioned the revel in have been a ‘strange and fascinating’ couple of months, but in addition a laugh as he reviewed previous episodes of Weird Weekends from the overdue 1990s, “when the world was a very different place”.
Theroux added: “I’m really proud of what we’ve been able to do with this new series. I think we’ve been able to make the whole add up to more than the sum of the parts and to bring out surprising themes and commonalities. And, if nothing else, it was an interesting review of how my haircuts and glasses have changed over the years.”
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