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BBC Select is where to watch Louis Theroux documentaries in the US and Canada. Join the affable British journalist as he meets many different extraordinary people and immerse yourself in the powerful stories from across the world.

Here’s a taste of just some of the Louis Theroux documentary films and series available to stream on BBC Select:

LOUIS THEROUX: LIFE ON THE EDGE

From UFO hunting to nattering with Neo-Nazis, filmmaker Louis Theroux has become synonymous with stories involving extreme subcultures and people on the fringes of society. Now, Louis is looking back on 25 years in the TV trenches, reflecting on and reconnecting with some of his most fascinating subjects from the past. Have any of these radical personalities changed their approach to life?

Watch Louis Theroux: Life on the Edge on BBC Select today. Restrictions apply*.

LOUIS THEROUX: THE MOST HATED FAMILY IN AMERICA

Louis Theroux: The Most Hated Family in America on BBC Select
They picket soldiers at funerals, hate gay people and lament America’s moral decline. Thatâ’s the Phelps family, some of whom are six years old, who make up most the 71-strong congregation of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. Louis Theroux spends time with the family and Steve Drain, a fellow documentary-maker who was so touched by their extreme message that he joined the church.

Watcuh this Louis Theroux full documentary on BBC Select today. Restrictions apply*.

LOUIS THEROUX: SURVIVING AMERICA’S MOST HATED FAMILY

Stream Louis Theroux: Surviving America’s Most Hated Family on BBC Select

13 years on from Louis Theroux’s first Westboro Baptist Church documentary, when he met the Phelps family, whose noxious doctrine of hate against gay people and US soldiers made them infamous. Quite a lot changed for the community in Donald Trump’s America: Pastor Fred Phelps died in 2014 amid rumors of mental illness and excommunication. Louis returns to the story and meets Megan Phelps to see what happened next.

Watch Surviving America’s Most Hated Family on BBC Select today. Restrictions apply*.

LOUIS THEROUX: SELLING SEX

Stream Louis Theroux: Selling Sex on BBC Select

With online booking, reviews, and lashings of social-media interaction so customers can try before they buy, the sex trade is more accessible than ever. New technologies help sex workers to vet their clients in safety. But at what emotional cost? Should sex ever be as easy to book as an Uber? Awkwardly charming investigator Louis Theroux passes no judgement – but his eyebrows do the talking.

Watch Louis Theroux: Selling Sex on BBC Select today. Restrictions apply*.

LOUIS THEROUX: DRINKING TO OBLIVION

Watch Louus Theroux: Drinking to Oblivion on BBC Select

If you knew that drinking was killing you, would you still do it? That’s the question posed in this gut-wrenchingly open and honest look at alcohol addiction from Britain’s boundary-pushing filmmaker. Louis Theroux spends time at King’s College Hospital in London – a specialist liver centre. Here, he meets patients in the grip of addiction and the medical staff trying to make them better.

Watch Louus Theroux: Drinking to Oblivion on BBC Select today. Restrictions apply*.

LOUS THEROUX: MIAMI MEGA-JAIL

Watch Louis Theroux: Miami Mega-jail on BBC Select

America is struggling to process its growing criminal class – which is why mega-jails such as this one in Miami are springing up. It’s a transitory place for those not yet sentenced – 6,000 prisoners, from some of America’s most dangerous men to those who have yet to see a court room. The British filmmaker gets up close to its inmates in an unflinching portrait of hell in the US penal system.

Watch Louis Theroux: Miami Mega-jail on BBC Select today. Restrictions apply*.

LOUS THEROUX: BEWARE OF THE TIGER

Shockingly, there are more tigers captive in America than there are wild in the rest of the world. What drives people to collect rare and dangerous animals as pets? In 2011, the British filmmaker met breeder and collector Joe Exotic (Tiger King) at his Oklahoma zoo while investigating exactly that. He also visits the woman who privately owns one of the US’s largest collections of chimpanzees.

Watch Louis Theroux: Beware of the Tiger on BBC Select today. Restrictions apply*.

Stream all these Louis Theroux series and documentary films on BBC Select:

  • Louis Theroux: A Different Brain
  • Louis Theroux: Altered States – Choosing Death
  • Louis Theroux: Altered States – Love Without Limits
  • Louis Theroux: Altered States – Take My Baby
  • Louis Theroux: Beware of the Tiger
  • Louis Theroux: Drinking to Oblivion
  • Louis Theroux: Extreme Love – Autism
  • Louis Theroux: Extreme Love – Dementia
  • Louis Theroux: LA Stories – City of Dogs
  • Louis Theroux: LA Stories – Edge of Life
  • Louis Theroux: Law and Disorder in Johannesburg
  • Louis Theroux: Law and Disorder in Lagos
  • Louis Theroux: Life on the Edge
  • Louis Theroux: Miami Mega-Jail
  • Louis Theroux: Mothers On the Edge
  • Louis Theroux: Selling Sex
  • Louis Theroux: Talking to Anorexia
  • Louis Theroux: The Most Hated Family in America
  • Louis Theroux: The Return of America’s Most Hated Family
  • Louis Theroux: Surviving America’s Most Hated Family
  • Louis Theroux: The Night In Question
  • Louis Theroux: Under the Knife
  • Louis Theroux: The Ultra Zionists
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