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TV's Theroux heads back to Westboro.


LOUIS Theroux will return to a controversial church hate group in Kansas 13 years after first visiting for a new BBC2 documentary.

Called Louis Theroux: Surviving America's Most Hated Family, he will explore the changes the family at the centre of the Westboro Baptist Church have gone through in recent years, particularly following the death of church founder Pastor Fred Phelps in 2014.

In the new programme, the broadcaster meets Pastor Phelps's granddaughter Megan, who has defected from the church and is one of its biggest critics.

Theroux said: "I am always interested in how people change over time - physically and in their outlook - and even more so when they are involved in lifestyles that are somehow wrong-headed or self-sabotaging."

He added: "I feel lucky to have had the chance to conduct this kind of longitudinal documentary making."

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jul 2, 2019
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