New retrospective Louis Theroux documentary series coming to BBC 1 year ago

New retrospective Louis Theroux documentary series coming to BBC

Because you can never really get enough of Louis Theroux.

Louis Theroux has been keeping himself busy since Covid-19 stopped the world in its tracks.


He set up a podcast where he talked to some of the world's most fascinating characters, and he hasn't stopped there.

A new Louis documentary series has just been announced by the BBC, where he will look back on the 25 years he has spent working as a filmmaker.

Life on The Edge will feature unseen footage from all of Theroux's biggest and most popular documentaries.

Speaking about this series, Theroux said: "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.

"Lockdown gave me the time and space to do this. 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 different place.

"I'm really proud of what we've been able to do with this new series. 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 release date for the four-part series is yet to be announced.