Louis Theroux Weird Weekends S01E16 - Thai Brides. He is a writer and producer, known for My Scientology Movie (2015), When Louis Met... Jimmy (2000) and Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends (1998). Find out when Louis Theroux: Life on the Edge is on TV, including Series 1-Episode 1: Beyond Belief. When Louis started out, he says he felt very conscious of the need to make his programmes entertaining by taking an immersive approach to his subjects. Louis Theroux revisits old subjects in the thoughtful Life on the Edge. He says. Louis Theroux was born on May 20, 1970 in Singapore as Louis Sebastian Theroux. 48:52. One big question about one big story from the news - and beyond - every weekday. They have three children. 2007 Directed by Geoffrey O'Connor. Louis Theroux with members of the highly controversial Westboro Baptist Church in 2006. The nation’s favourite documentary maker is back. however, he … Louis recalls being informed that he was “one of the chief workers of iniquity in the entire history of man, and I was right up there with Pontius Pilate and Herod.”, He deadpans that this “in a weird way is kind of an amazing compliment... There’s a special circle of hell reserved for me. Santa Claus leaves Finland to deliver presents. Stacey took a break from Strictly to talk to Beyond Today. ... 1. He has been married to Nancy Strang since July 7, 2012. Tina asks Louis about free speech and whether it’s acceptable to give airtime to people with racist, homophobic or abhorrent views. These include Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends, When Louis Met…, his BBC2 Specials and a critically acclaimed feature-length documentary entitled My Scientology Movie. This week Tina speaks to filmmaker Louis Theroux, who came in to tell us about his new documentary Surviving America’s Most Hated Family and why, 13 years on, he’s still interested in the Westboro Baptist Church. “You just try to… listen to them and present your own position in hopefully a way that doesn’t feel like it’s ladling shame onto them or suggesting that they’re just stupid, and that takes time.”. Lamb and Lynx Lennon Lingelser, now 28, of Montana, revealed how they have 'unlearned' their mother's white supremacist views in last night's Louis Theroux: Beyond Belief. Louis Theroux, Writer: My Scientology Movie. Synopsis Meet the Westboro Baptist Church. Louis Theroux. She … Louis Theroux: The Most Hated Family in America. This led to bold behaviour like being photographed naked for a documentary about the adult film industry. Beyond Belief. Louis Theroux fans have discovered a 20 year old Easter Egg in his documentary films. Directed by Tom Barrow. Louis Theroux. This week Tina speaks to filmmaker Louis Theroux, who came in to tell us about his new documentary Surviving America’s Most Hated Family and why, 13 years on, he’s still interested in the Westboro Baptist Church. Interviews with Louis Theroux and conversations between the filmmaker and some of his most notable contributors. Louis Theroux The City Addicted to Crystal Meth. In his films, Louis deliberately doesn’t usually address politics or topical subjects. Louis Theroux returned in 2019 to the Westboro Baptist Church where members had been busy making more placards. The filmmaker had interviewed Deborah in his 2007 documentary Behind Bars. The first time I watched a Louis Theroux documentary it was 2015 and I was having a sleepover at a friend’s house during a university summer holiday. For example, Louis and the Brothel takes a sympathetic look at the sex workers working at a legal brothel in Nevada whereas Under the Knife takes a more critical look at the world of plastic surgery. Louis says it’s important not to simply write off people whose ideas you disagree with. Louis Theroux is an award-winning British-American filmmaker, journalist and broadcaster. Instead, taking a more open approach makes it easier to present an alternative view. Louis Theroux Law and Disorder in Lagos. How the apps we all use can have far-reaching consequences for some users. Beyond Today. Louis Theroux’s hilarious walk-on role in porn film has been unearthed. Louis popped into the Beyond Today studio and talks about his new documentary visiting Westboro Baptist Church for the third time, what he thinks about de-platforming hate groups, a little about becoming the most memed journalist in modern media ref: ('Louis Theroux with tits mug' I'm sure you've seen it) and what he'd want included in his obituary. The nation’s favourite documentary maker is back. Louis’ latest film about the Westboro Baptist Church features an ex-postal worker who joined the group after seeing them on TV, including in a Louis Theroux documentary. Louis Theroux spends time in one of the most notorious sections of Miami County Jail: the fifth and sixth floor of 'Main Jail', where many of the most volatile inmates are incarcerated. 47:17. Louis Theroux Weird Weekends S01E10 - Demolition Derby. Listen to this episode from Beyond Today on Spotify. Louis Theroux, Writer: My Scientology Movie. Reviews. When asked what he would like his obituary to say, Louis answers, “You know, I’m not too fussed – I’ll be long gone… As long as they spell my name right and say that I was beloved by my family, that would be number one.”, Of the Louis Theroux memes and memorabilia produced by his many fans – including mugs, phone cases and more – he admits: “My embarrassing part of my brain is secretly kind of thrilled by it, but I try to pretend that I don’t care… After being in TV for 25 years and the ups and downs of doing it, you never take for granted that people appreciate what you do.”. In these first special programmes (2003), Louis Theroux returned to American themes, working at feature-length, this time with a more serious tone than in his earlier Weird Weekends work. 39:17. Louis had pitched a programme about people from Britain, Australia, America and elsewhere who had travelled to join Islamic State and now wanted to come home, but it was turned down. With Louis Theroux. “I don’t like that feeling of being in a media scrum,” he says. The nation’s favourite documentary maker is back. A 500-STRONG crowd packed out an event suite near Oswestry to attend a book launch for one of Britain’s most-loved television names. The Truth About Santa Claus - Trailer. Lamb and Lynx Lennon Lingelser, 28, from Montana, featured as Nazi-pop duo Prussian Blue. Louis Theroux. Louis Theroux. ‘Louis Theroux Beyond Belief: Life on the Edge’ airs on Sunday on BBC2 at 9pm. You can also listen to ‘What happens to Shamima Begum now?’ here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0739vz8, You can watch Louis’ new documentary here on iPlayer - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006vv7/louis-theroux-surviving-americas-most-hated-family. Beyond Today "I can’t just interview people I agree with." Kind of exciting.”. Louis explores how America has managed to take our darkest desires, commodify them and turn them into a saleable product. He has been married to Nancy Strang since July 7, 2012. They have three children. Louis Theroux tells us about his new film. Louis’ new show sees the presenter speaking to a number of sex workers (Picture: BBC) Two participants of Louis Theroux’s upcoming documentary on … Pages Businesses Media/News Company BBC Sounds Videos What do Westboro Baptist Church think of Louis Theroux? Simon Mundie finds out what sport can teach us about life. Louis Theroux meets patients battling for their lives in LA's most famous hospital. Louis Theroux explores how some people’s most fervent beliefs can lead to conflict. Read about our approach to external linking. Louis Sebastian Theroux (/ ˈ l uː i θ ə ˈ r uː /; born 20 May 1970) is a British-American documentary filmmaker, journalist, broadcaster, and author. Five things Gina Martin found out about getting her upskirting law passed. This week Tina speaks to filmmaker Louis Theroux, who came in to tell us about his new documentary Surviving America’s Most Hated Family and why, 13 years on, he’s still interested in the Westboro Baptist Church. Back in July he came in to tell us about his doc… Louis Theroux (again) - Beyond Today (podcast) | Listen Notes The nation’s favourite documentary maker is back. When asked how this makes him feel, Louis says his job is to counteract and challenge hateful views, showing both why they’re “wrong-headed” and where they come from. The nation’s favourite documentary maker is back! Show more. Santa Claus. The fact that a few people will see his films and find the hatred they expose appealing is “the price you pay”. Instead, he says he’s interested in relationships, angst and “profound acts of self-sabotage”. Celebrated journalist and filmmaker Louis Theroux has a new documentary about the notorious anti-gay religious group, the Westboro Baptist Church. In the first episode of this career retrospective, Louis looks back at his earliest documentaries and explores how some people's most fervent beliefs can bring them into conflict with mainstream society. 18 Miami Mega Jail Part 2: 29 May 2011 Louis Theroux goes deeper into the jail system and meets an inmate facing a … 1:00. With Louis Theroux, J.J. Michaels. Louis Theroux Weird Weekends S01E13 - Enlightenment. 40:47. He is best known for his documentaries that investigate fascinating worlds and lifestyles. Louis Theroux. Hey all! He is a writer and producer, known for My Scientology Movie (2015), When Louis Met... Jimmy (2000) and Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends (1998). Read about our approach to external linking. Now though, Louis says that, as long as the story is interesting and he’s able to tell it in an emotionally engaging way, “grand... slightly tongue-in-cheek gestures aren’t required quite so much.”. Louis Theroux was born on May 20, 1970 in Singapore as Louis Sebastian Theroux. SWEETZ. One big question about one big story from the news - and beyond - every weekday. Beyond Today is the daily podcast from Radio 4 that asks one big question about one big story in the news - and beyond. The Phelps have rabid anti-homosexual beliefs, and often campaign at the funerals of American soldiers. They have said they are 'very removed' from their old identities in Louis Theroux's Beyond Belief. Listen to Tina's interview with Louis Theroux, Upskirting: How one woman fought back and changed the law, Ten things you might not know about Stacey Dooley, The darker side of apps we all have on our phones. "I can’t just interview people I agree with.". The result is that many of his early programmes are still being watched 20 years later, because “they speak to things about the human condition that are perennial.”. Louis Theroux paid tribute to a transgender inmate in tonight’s episode of Life On The Edge.. Most viewed. Louis Theroux. We also talk to him about nudity, why he’s not into hallucinogenic drug rituals, the problem with no-platforming and how he became the most widely meme-d journalist in Britain. 48:52. 1:29. He says that for his shows it’s a question of how much power someone has and whether he feels able to hold them to account. Then, when the British teenager Shamima Begum’s story became national news, he was offered a chance to make the show – and said no. Louis Theroux Weird Weekends S01E12 - Hypnosis. 40:28. This week Tina speaks to filmmaker Louis Theroux, who came in to tell us about his new documentary Surviving America’s Most Hated Family and why, 13 years on, he’s still interested in the Westboro Baptist Church. Louis meets the Phelps family — the people at the heart of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church. Louis Theroux Weird Weekends S01E11 - Off-off Broadway. 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