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New Louis Theroux series will revisit his past documentaries

The upcoming series from documentary maker extraordinaire Louis Theroux will revisit the previous films that he has made for the BBC.

The upcoming four-part series will see Theroux examining his own work made over the past 25 years as well as interviews with Louis himself. The series will also include conversations with those that have featured in his documentaries in the past, offering an update on their lives and what has changed since the original documentary.

“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,” he said in a statement.

Theroux added: “It’s been a strange and fascinating couple of months working on this, and especially fun to dig through old episodes of Weird Weekends – programmes I made in the mid-90s when the world was a very different place. 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,” the journalist concluded.

Emma Loach, Commissioning Editor at the BBC, added: “Underpinning Louis’ journalism is a personal touch to his documentaries – an ability, using humour, to get past people’s outer layers and to discover their underlying vulnerability, grief and humanity. This personal, introspective series will allow viewers to see Louis as they’ve never seen him before, as he reflects on his fascinating and varied career.”

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