Louis Theroux: The Odd, The Bad & The Godly (DVD)
Law and Disorder in Lagos Louis visits Lagos, a place where it’s not always the police who hold the power but also gangs of young men known as Area Boys. Louis spends time with the gangs as they patrol their turfs, clash with local rivals and keep the peace in a brutal and haphazard fashion. Lagos is a world in which the forces of law and of disorder are not always readily distinguishable and nothing is quite what it seems.
America’s Medicated Kids Louis travels to America and meets parents turning to psychoactive medication to help them cope with problem children. Louis travels to one of America’s leading children’s psychiatric treatment centres to get to know the controversially diagnosed children and try to understand what drives parents to put their kids on drugs.
The Ultra Zionists Louis Theroux spends time with a small but very committed group of ultra-nationalist Jewish settlers. He discovers a people who consider it their religious and political obligation to populate some of the most sensitive, disputed and religiously significant areas of the West Bank, often resulting in violent clashes.
Miami Mega-Jail Parts 1 & 2 Louis spends time inside Miami’s mega-jail, where dangerous inmates awaiting trial sleep 24 to a room and live life behind bars under a strict code with severe and often violent punishments for those who break the prison’s unwritten laws.
America's Most Hated Family In Crisis Louis returns to the Westboro Baptist Church, spending time with the Phelps family as they controversially picket and antagonise communities with offensive slogans and anti-gay placards. However, there are signs of disarray in the Phelps clan when a series of defections by family members shakes up the church.
The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures
For ten years Louis Theroux has been making programmes about off-beat characters on the fringes of US society. Now he revisits America and the people who have most fascinated him to try to discover what motivates them, why they believe the things they believe, and to find out what has happened to them since he last saw them.
Along the way Louis thinks about what drives him to spend so much time among weird people, and considers whether he's learned anything about himself in the course of ten years working with them. Has he manipulated the people he's interviewed, or have they manipulated him?
From his Las Vegas base, Louis revisits the assorted dreamers and outlaws who have been his TV feeding ground.
Attempting to understand a little about himself and the workings of his own mind, Louis considers questions such as: What is the difference between pathology and 'normal' weirdness?
Is there something particularly weird about Americans? What does it mean to be weird, or 'to be yourself'? And do we choose our beliefs or do our beliefs choose us?
Louis Theroux: Law and Disorder (DVD)
The DVD contains 4 films that have been shown over the past year on BBC2:
Law and Disorder in Johannesburg: Louis Theroux travels to Johannesburg, where the residents find themselves increasingly besieged by crime as he looks at the issue of law and disorder.
Law and Disorder Philadelphia: Louis joins Philadelphia's police department, patrolling an area that has over 400 homicides a year, drug dealers on every corner and where carrying a gun is part of everyday life. But during his time spent with the local cops, he sees a complex picture evolve.
A Place For Paedophiles: Louis visits the Coalinga Mental Hospital in California, which houses more than 500 convicted paedophiles. Spending time with those undergoing treatment, Louis wrestles with whether he can ever allow himself to believe men whose whole history is defined by deception and deceit.
The City Addicted to Crystal Meth: Louis examines how drug addiction has torn apart the city of Fresno in Central Valley, California.
Louis Theroux: The Strange & The Dangerous (DVD)
Louis and Gambling: Louis heads for Vegas to reveals the world behind the myths of casino culture – the slot slaves, high rollers and casino men who keep this town in the middle of the desert green with money.
Louis and the Most Hated Family in America: Louis gets to know the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas – whose members are nearly all from one family and are infamous for picketing funerals for fallen soldiers...
Louis Under the Knife: In California, where you can be whatever and whomever you want at the flick of knife and a few thousand dollars, Louis attempts to get under the skin of extreme plastic surgery.
Louis Behind Bars: Louis goes inside California’s San Quentin – one of America's most notorious prisons – to meet serial murderers, gang members, at risk inmates and guards.
Louis’ African Hunting Holiday: Louis Theroux journeys to Limpopo Province in South Africa to join the holidaymakers who flock there to hunt big game.Extras: Exclusive "in vision" commentaries
Louis Theroux: Law and Disorder (DVD)
Step into Louis Theroux's weird and wonderful world with The Louis Theroux Collection, a selection of the best from his critically acclaimed seriesâ€™: Weird Weekends; When Louis Met and 'Louis and..'
The award winning series, Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends, delves into the strange lives of some of America's most colourful and controversial characters. No subject is overlooked as Louis meets members of the swastika worshipping white supremacists, middle aged swingers and politely asks porn stars "Is being a porn star really the dream job for any man?"
Louis's unique and relaxed interview style offers the opportunity to get up close and personal with his interviewees, revealing fascinating eccentricities never seen before.
When Louis Met, introduces us to the private lives of disgraced MP Neil Hamilton and his wife Christine, while cigar smoking, tracksuit wearing and self-proclaimed legend Jimmy Saville talks about the death of his mother - his beloved Duchess, his charity work and cruise work. Louis also interviews the eccentric Chris Eubank, subtly unveiling his insecurities and his new life as a celebrity following his retirement for boxing.
In Louis And The Nazis he travels to California to get under the skin of the American neo-Nazi movement and investigates whether they are dangerous political extremists or simply delusional? In Louis And The Brothel, he takes a six-week sojourn at America's biggest legal brothel - "The Wild Horse Ranch" in Reno, Nevada, meeting the girls and the punters, including a well-hung cowboy and a disabled widow.
The Louis Theroux Collection is packed full of hilarious observations and quick-witted banter as Louis cleverly invites his interviewees to reveal their inner most quirks and traits, giving his audience a unique insight into the person behind the persona.
A must-have purchase for fans, this four-disc box set also includes never previously released excerpts of Louis reports on Michael Moores TV Nation featuring early encounters with the Ku Klux Clan, Millennialist religious leaders and evangelical policemen in the United States.
View more blogs