Louis Theroux revisits the Westboro Baptist Church
How hated can one family be? Quite a lot, it turns out.
In 2007, Louis Theroux spent a summer with the Westboro Baptist Church community, known for its offensive ministry. He accompanied the Phelps family as they traveled the country bearing homophobic placards – and reveled in their notoriety.
In 2011, Louis returns to the Phelps family once again, where he finds a community growing even more cult-like – and a family facing uncertainty in this Westboro Baptist Church documentary.
Watch Louis Theroux: The Return Of America’s Most Hated Family and more acclaimed documentaries on BBC Select today. Restrictions apply*.
More documentaries you might like...
Thatcher & Reagan
What was the attraction between these two world leaders and how did it change history?
Kissinger: Statesman or War Criminal?
Henry Kissinger: canny political operator or a despicable war criminal?
Oceans Apart: Art and the Pacific
The momentous impact of the West's contact with the peoples and cultures of the Pacific.
Hong Kong's Fight for Freedom
Under attack from the authorities, four young Hongkongers resort to violence to defend their way of life.
Trump: The Comeback?
Could Donald Trump return to the White House in 2024?
The Making of Merkel
The political journey of Germany’s formidable chancellor.
Votes for Vladimir. Meeting Putin’s biggest fans.
Meet the Trumps: From Immigrant to President
The remarkable true story of Donald Trump’s family history.
Mad Dog: Inside the Secret World of Muammar Gaddafi
Regime of terror: a horrifying portrait of Libya’s leader from the insiders who made him.
Louis Theroux: The Ultra Zionists
Louis Theroux gets close to the extreme end of the West Bank’s Jewish settler movement.
His reputation is uncontroversial. The reality couldn’t be more different.
Trump Takes on the World
Donald Trump's top advisers lift the lid on the critical moments of his foreign policy.
Louis Theroux: Life on the Edge
Celebrate a magnificent quarter-century of documentary-making in Louis Theroux: Life on the Edge
The Anti-Vax Conspiracy
Who is behind the international anti-Covid-vaccine movement and why are they doing it?
The Cult of Conspiracy: QAnon
Who are QAnon and what effect are they having on US democracy?
The Man Putin Couldn't Kill
Did Putin really try to kill a political rival with a plot involving poisoned underpants?
Barack Obama: Reflections On a Presidency with David Olusoga
In this revealing interview former President Barack Obama talks about his life and legacy.
Nixon in the Den
Was President Nixon a visionary on China? Davin Reynolds investigates in Nixon in the Den
China: A New World Order
President Xi Jinping’s extraordinary first years ruling China.
Africa and Britain: A Forgotten History
From slavery to settlement, award-winning historian David Olusoga explores the history of black Britain.
Inside The American Embassy
Trump era diplomacy is revealed as the doors are opened at the American Embassy in London.
Are You Scared Yet, Human?
Should we worry about the effect that Artificial Intelligence could have on our lives?
Inside The EU: The Mad World of Brexit
Go behind the scenes of the European Parliament during the tumultuous time of Brexit.
The Trump Show
Protests, impeachment, and a pandemic: A front row seat to Trump’s unpredictable Presidency.
The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler: Leading Millions into the Abyss
From failure to Fuhrer. How did Adolf Hitler charm the German people?
American History's Biggest Fibs
American history is fake, fact? Historian Lucy Worlsey delves deeper into US mythology.
Grayson Perry's Big American Roadtrip
Britain’s most unpredictable artist, Grayson Perry, sits America down for its portrait.