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Why Megan Phelps-Roper had to leave the Westboro Baptist Church

Louis Theroux: Life on the Edge is now streaming on BBC Select. Start your free trial today on the Apple TV app or Amazon Prime Video Channels. Restrictions apply*.

Megan Phelps-Roper grow up in the Westboro Baptist Church – her father actually founded it. Years of being in the headlines for controversial statements meant Megan became increasingly uncomfortable and started thinking of how she could escape from the Church – and her family.

Louis Theroux marks a magnificent
quarter-century of
documentary-making

Join Louis Theroux as he celebrates 25 years of small screen storytelling. Watch this fascinating retrospective as well as many other acclaimed political and cultural documentaries on BBC Select – a new streaming service on Amazon Prime Video Channels and the Apple TV app.

Genial and curious in equal measure, award-winning documentarian Louis Theroux has become synonymous with stories involving extreme subcultures and people on the fringes of society. He reflects on 25 years of acclaimed filmmaking in this candid retrospective, which utilises his own home movie footage and news archives. Looking back, Louis revisits the most iconic moments of his celebrated TV career and discusses the challenges and lessons he’s learned from telling truthful tales on screen for a quarter of a century.

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