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an interesting series again.
By Reason of Insanity was interesting, as some of the patients/inmates reminded me of the dementia program he did, i.e. the old lady who denied having done anything wrong, and some of the other inmates who didn't seem to quite understand what was going on, in contrast to the guy who may well be playing the system. Then there was the ppl who had done some very bad things, yet didn't seem threatening at all :( Wierd to think that the court prescribes them drugs for he sentence length and some-one delivers them every day to those who get out.
Transgender Kids was wierd(probably not the best choice of word, but hard to think of a more appropriate one!)) I guess it's one of those things that's hard to understand unless you go through it, have close experience of it. Don't quite get how a kid can make some of those decisions, and how they tell the difference between it being "just a phase", but then I'm not a shrink studying this sort of thing. From what I saw one of the boys didn't seem trans gender, just seemed to like wearing ladies clothes, like Eddie Izzard. Anyway, it was interesting as I never knew they used drugs to stop hormones on people so young.
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Q&A WITH LOUIS THEROUX ON 'BY REASON OF INSANITY'
you don't have to be logged into facebook to read it.
there's a scientology documentary due out later this year.
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This is going to be discussed on Gogglebox tonight, should be interesting comments.
'People think I'm a calculating inquisitor , but I'm just as bumbling off camera': Louis Theroux gives his definitive answers to our most probing questions
he just posted on facebook
We finally finished our Scientology documentary and it's going to be shown at the London Film Festival in October. It is a feature-length film for theatrical release, as opposed to a TV doc, so it's an exciting departure from my normal output. You can read a little more about it below, though I should warn you, I've been told that the two LFF screenings are already sold out. I'll post more about it in the coming weeks.
Ooh, this will make his life that little bit more interesting based on their previous responses to criticism...
article by Louis about making the film
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Si Wooldridge says...
"Ooh, this will make his life that little bit more interesting based on their previous responses to criticism..."
Quite. Watched the documentary on Sky Atlantic a few weeks back, Going Clear, and it was a real eye-opener. The amount of money Scientology has accumulated in property is astounding.
UK viewers, get ready...
Louis Theroux will return this year to BBC Two with two films based in the UK, as he takes a look at alcohol addiction and brain injury.
In 'Drinking To Oblivion', Louis spends time at King’s College Hospital in London, where he immerses himself in the lives of patients who are in the grips of alcohol addiction, and the medical staff trying to make them better. The patients Louis meets are drinking far more than normal, sometimes to the point of self-destruction. There are many and complex reasons why people become addicted to alcohol in the first place, and why it is impossible for some to stop drinking, even when it is killing them.
To outsiders, stopping drinking may seem like an easy decision, but this will show it is nowhere near that simple. Louis spends time with patients and their families as they struggle to find a way out of their addiction to alcohol before it's too late.
In 'Brain Injury' (working title), Louis takes a look at some of the issues that the estimated one million people in the UK living with the long-term effects of a brain injury have to deal with. Louis spends time with staff and service users at the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust, one of the UK’s largest providers of neuro-behavioural rehabilitation, in an effort to understand how individuals and their families come to terms with this life-changing condition.
Often called a 'hidden disability’ because those affected can show little physical signs of change, individuals with Acquired Brain Injury face enormous cognitive, behavioural and personality challenges. Sufferers are left to reconstruct who they are - from relearning the basics of walking, talking and eating, to redeveloping complex personality and behavioural traits, often under the imposing shadow of who they once were. Family members are caught between grieving for the loved one they’ve lost and learning to love the person they are now.
Adam Barker, BBC Two Channel Editor, says: “BBC Two is delighted to welcome Louis Theroux back to the channel with a set of films covering British subjects with his usual penetrating documentary gaze and commitment to unpicking complex human dilemmas with highly sophisticated filmmaking."
The films are made by BBC Documentaries Production. Aysha Rafaele is the executive producer and Danny Horan is the commissioning editor. The director/producer for Drinking To Oblivion is Tom Barrow and the director/series producer for Brain Injury is Jamie Pickup.
We'll share broadcast dates when we can!
- Rach from Louis' office
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