Episode guide

Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Series 1

Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

  • Christianity

    The irrepressible Louis Theroux travels through the American fringe. Louis visits KMPX, a 24-hour Christian TV station, where host Marcus Lamb invites him to be 'saved'.

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  • UFOs

    Ardent investigator Louis Theroux continues his revealing journey through the American fringe. In the American Southwest, Louis meets people who believe in extraterrestrials.

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  • Porn

    Offbeat journeys to the edges of American society. While investigating the world of the male porn star, Louis manages to land himself a part. But how far will he take it?

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  • Head for the Hills

    The ever-curious Louis Theroux travels to the farthest-flung reaches of US society. Louis explores the sub-culture of right wing survivalists in the Idaho hills.

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Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Series 2

Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

  • Infomercials

    More offbeat encounters and bizarre happenings as Louis ploughs through the fringe of American society. Here, he gets to grips with the phenomenon of the TV infomercial.

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  • Swingers

    The intrepid Louis Theroux meets swingers - couples who are strangers to monogamy - in southern California. Will he be asked to take part in one of their infamous parties?

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  • Black Nationalism

    The ever-inquisitive Louis charms his way through the fringes of the American mainstream. Here he's in New York, at the epicentre of the black nationalist movement.

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  • Demolition Derby

    Louis Theroux pokes around the outer limits of American society. This programme looks at one of the subcultures of the American car industry - the demolition derby.

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  • Off-Off Broadway

    Louis Theroux, master of the crafty interview, continues his journey around the edge of the US mainstream, here plunging into Broadway's hellish audition circuit.

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  • Wrestling

    Louis Theroux trawls the underside of American society. Here he spends time with the wrestlers of Monday Night Nitro, a cable extravaganza, and questions their trainers.

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Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Series 3

Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

  • Self-Fulfilment

    New. Louis takes an eye-opening trip through the American fringe. In Las Vegas, he investigates the personal motivators who claim to change lives through hypnosis.

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  • India: Enlightenment

    New. In search of enlightenment, Louis travels to India. He tries meditation, talks to guru Swami G and finally meets a genuine spiritual phenomenon.

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  • Whites

    New. Offbeat encounters with Louis Theroux. Louis meets a hard-line group opposed to South Africa's multiracial society who plan to build communities for whites only.

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  • Body Building

    New. Louis throws himself into the stranger parts of US society. Entering the world of extreme body-building, Louis meets a group of men obsessed with female muscle.

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  • Looking for Love

    New. Offbeat cultural journeys. In the Far East, Louis meets men who idolise Thai women and bizarrely, finds himself acting as best man at an Anglo-Thai wedding.

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  • Rap

    New. Louis continues his offbeat explorations with some New Orleans rap action. Hoping to become the first white, middle-class gangsta rapper, he heads to a local radio station.

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