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Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Series 3 Looking for Love

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Louis Theroux travels to Bangkok to meet Western men at a marriage agency for Thai brides.

Louis Theroux travels to Bangkok, where he has an appointment at a marriage agency where Western men are introduced to Thai brides. He begins to wonder if love is what the men are really looking for.

Louis Theroux's continued exploration of the weirder fringes of society takes him to to Bangkok, where he has an appointment at a marriage agency where Western men are introduced to Thai brides. He begins to wonder if love is what these men are really looking for.

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Presenter
Louis Theroux
Director
Catey Sexton
Executive Producer
Kevin Sutcliffe
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Louis Theroux hopes to become the first white, middle-class gangsta rapper in New Orleans.

Louis Theroux travels to New Orleans in the hope of becoming the first white, middle-class gangsta rapper. He meets up with rapper Mellow T and interviews Master P before penning his own rhymes.

Louis Theroux continues to explore the weirder fringes of society, travelling to New Orleans in the hope of becoming the first white, middle-class gangsta rapper. He meets up with rapper Mellow T and interviews Master P before penning his own rhymes about his love of red wine, his Fiat car and Shepherd's Bush.

Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Series 3 India: Enlightenment

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Louis Theroux travels to India, where he hopes to find the meaning of life.

Louis Theroux explores the weirder fringes of society, travelling to India, land of spirituality, where he hopes to find the meaning of life.

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Presenter
Louis Theroux
Director
Catey Sexton
Executive Producer
Kevin Sutcliffe
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Louis Theroux visits whites in South Africa who are refusing to accept Apartheid's end.

Louis Theroux visits whites-only communities in South Africa that are refusing to accept the end of Apartheid. He also meets white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche.

Louis Theroux continues his exploration of the weirder fringes of society. He visits whites-only communities in South Africa that are refusing to accept the end of Apartheid and also meets white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche.

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Presenter
Louis Theroux
Director
Kate Townsend
Executive Producer
Kevin Sutcliffe

Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Series 3 Body Building

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Louis Theroux travels to California to try and join the world of extreme body building.

Louis Theroux continues to explore the weirder fringes of society. He travels to California, home of the body beautiful, to see if he can join the world of extreme body building.

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Presenter
Louis Theroux
Director
Kate Townsend
Executive Producer
Kevin Sutcliffe

Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Series 2 Off-Off Broadway

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Louis endures Broadway's nightmare audition circuit. (1999)

Louis Theroux spends time in New York among the subculture of off-Broadway performers in his latest foray into the weirder fringes of American society. (1999)

Louis Theroux spends time in New York among the subculture of off-Broadway performers in his latest foray into the weirder fringes of American society. Only a small proportion of actors make a decent living and Louis soon finds himself struggling to get work alongside the thousands of out-of-work actors. To improve his chances he joins a talent grooming agency, puts together a portfolio and has acting and voice coaching lessons. But as he discovers, an actor's lot is not an easy one. (1999)

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Presenter
Louis Theroux
Director
Geoffrey O'Connor
Executive Producer
David Mortimer

Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Series 3 Self-Fulfilment

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Louis Theroux arrives in Las Vegas on the trail of personal motivators who use hypnosis.

Louis Theroux explores weirder fringes of society, arriving in Las Vegas on the trail of personal motivators who claim to be able to use hypnosis to help people's relationships with the opposite sex.

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Presenter
Louis Theroux
Director
Geoffrey O'Connor
Executive Producer
Kevin Sutcliffe
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Louis joins an American wrestling team. (1999)

Louis Theroux investigates American wrestling. He hangs out with the WCW wrestlers of Monday Night Nitro and considers joining the Independent Wrestling Federation. (1999)

In his final challenge, Louis Theroux investigates the most extreme American wrestling organisations. He hangs out with the WCW wrestlers of Monday Night Nitro and considers joining the Independent Wrestling Federation, who use barbed wire to spice up their shows. (1999)

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Presenter
Louis Theroux
Executive Producer
David Mortimer
Director
Ed Robbins

Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Louis Theroux's Weird Christmas

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Louis Theroux unites four of the characters he met during his Weird Weekends series.

A typically offbeat look at the festive season as Louis Theroux unites four of the characters he met during his Weird Weekends series for a Christmas gathering in New York.

A typically offbeat look at the festive season from Louis Theroux as he unites four of the characters he met during his Weird Weekends series for a Christmas gathering in New York.

The diverse individuals - united only by their singlemindedness - are Mike Oehler, who spent 28 years living in a hole in Idaho but craves success as a folk singer, preacher Randy James, who is planning to save New York from the devil, JJ Michaels, set to feature in a porn shoot, and the Reverend Robert Short, bearing an important message from a distant galaxy.

Credits

Presenter
Louis Theroux
Director
Geoffrey O'Connor
Executive Producer
David Mortimer

Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Series 2 Infomercials

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Louis Theroux tries out his sales skills on the Home Shopping Network in Florida. (1999)

Louis tests his sales skills on the Home Shopping Network, and enters the world of inventors obsessed with making their product the next big thing. (1999)

Louis Theroux explores the weirder fringes of American society. Theroux tries his persuasive selling skills on the Home Shopping Network in Florida, a television channel devoted to non-stop, around-the-clock selling. He enters a world of inventors, pitchmen and visionaries, all obsessed with making their product the next big thing. (1999)

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Presenter
Louis Theroux
Executive Producer
David Mortimer
Director
Ed Robbins
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Louis makes some new friends within California’s swinging community. (1999)

Louis Theroux continues his exploration of the fringes of American society. He makes some new friends within Southern California’s swinging community. (1999)

Louis Theroux continues his exploration of the fringes of American society. He visits Southern California, home to a group of people known as swingers. There he meets Gary and Margaret Lee who host parties at their home but only for swinger couples, so Louis goes searching for a date. (1999)

Credits

Presenter
Louis Theroux
Executive Producer
David Mortimer
Director
Geoffrey O'Connor

Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Series 2 Black Nationalism

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Louis Theroux travels to New York to meet proponents of black nationalism. (1999)

Louis Theroux travels to New York, the epicentre of the radical black nationalist movement, to meet proponents of black nationalism. (1999)

Louis Theroux travels to New York, the epicentre of the radical black nationalist movement, to meet proponents of black nationalism. American black nationalist groups have been branded anti-Semitic, homophobic, misogynist and even racist by the mainstream press. As he follows their work, he tries to separate myth from reality and wonders whether he will be welcomed. (1999)

Credits

Presenter
Louis Theroux
Executive Producer
David Mortimer
Director
Kate Townsend

Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Series 2 Demolition Derby

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Can Louis Theroux cut it as a demolition derby driver? (1999)

This week, Louis Theroux tries to infiltrate Michigan’s demolition derby industry and drive in a race himself. (1999)

This week, Louis Theroux tries to infiltrate Michigan’s demolition derby industry and drive in a race himself. He seeks advice from drivers Jon Lipka and Rick Arnold and cousins Kevin and Steve Hanna, who find him a car and get him ready for his first competition. But after seeing them in action, Theroux begins to wonder if he is up to the challenge. (1999)

Credits

Presenter
Louis Theroux
Director
Jennifer Crone
Executive Producer
David Mortimer

Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Series 1 Episode 2: UFOs

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Louis visits the American south west where UFO sightings are often reported. (1998)

Louis Theroux continues his journey through the fringes of American society, visiting the deserts of the south west where UFO sightings are often reported. (1998)

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Presenter
Louis Theroux
Director
Debbie Geller
Series Producer
David Mortimer

Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Series 1 Christianity

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Louis travels to Dallas to meet some born-again Christian evangelists. (1998)

Louis travels to Dallas, at the heart of the American bible belt. There, born-again Christian evangelists offer to have him saved for the Lord on live TV show. (1998)

Louis travels to Dallas, at the heart of the American bible belt. There, born-again Christian evangelists offer to have him saved for the Lord as the highlight of a live TV show. (1998)

Credits

Presenter
Louis Theroux
Director
Daniel Elias
Series Producer
David Mortimer

Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Series 1 Head for the Hills

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Louis travels to Idaho, home to right-wing patriots and survivalists. (1998)

In Idaho, Louis meets right-wing patriots and militia enthusiasts who are preparing for what they believe is inevitable global catastrophe. (1998)

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Presenter
Louis Theroux
Producer
Ed Robbins
Film Editor
David Zieff
Series Producer
David Mortimer
Executive Producer
Jeremy Gibson

Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Series 1 Episode 3: Porn

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Louis Theroux investigates the world of the male porn performer. (1998)

Louis Theroux investigates the world of the male porn performer, and lands a role in an adult film. (1998)

Louis Theroux investigates the world of the male porn performer. With his finely-honed physique and classy English accent, he doesn't have to wait long before landing his first part, playing the all-important part of park ranger. (1998)

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Presenter
Louis Theroux
Director
Geoffrey O'Connor
Series Producer
David Mortimer
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