Louis Theroux is sharing his favourite documentaries on iPlayer

Ever wondered which documentaries inspired Louis Theroux? If so, you’re in luck: the much-loved documentary filmmaker is set to share some of his favourite documentaries on the BBC iPlayer, under the title Louis Theroux: Docs That Made Me.

Louis Theroux has trawled through the BBC archives and pulled out the documentaries that he finds most influential and entertaining. Each documentary in the collection is accompanied by a short clip of Louis Theroux explaining his love for it.

“It is an absolute privilege to be able to be part of sharing these wonderful, powerful documentaries”, Theroux enthused in a statement. “Each of them had an impact on me in a different way.

“They cover a range of styles – some vérité-driven, others told more through interview – but in all of them you see life at its most raw, its most strange and therefore its most human. I hope BBC iPlayer viewers enjoy them as much as I have.”

The Louis Theroux: Docs That Made Me collection, which is available to view on iPlayer right now, includes these documentaries:

  • Inside Story: Mini (1975)
  • Fourteen Days In May (1987)
  • Storyville: Philip And His Seven Wives (2006)
  • Rain In My Heart (2006)
  • Between Life And Death (2010)
  • Exposed: Magicians, Psychics & Frauds (2014)
  • Life And Death Row – Truth (2016)

There’s no better way to discover some classic documentaries than having Theroux himself guiding you through a curated list, so we’d better get cracking with the viewing.

We’ll bring you more Louis Theroux news as we hear it.

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