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Surviving America’s Most Hated Family


Sunday 14th July @ 9pm on BBC 2 Thirteen years since first encountering one of America’s most notorious hate groups, award-winning film-maker Louis Theroux makes a long-anticipated return to Kansas to spend time with the Westboro Baptist Church - a hugely-controversial Christian ministry that for years has picketed at military funerals and other high-profile events with deliberately provocative and homophobic placards. In 2006 and again in 2011, Louis uncovered a world of indoctrination masterminded by church-founder and figurehead Pastor Fred Phelps, known amongst his congregation as Gramps. But since his death in 2014, the church has experienced a significant change that has threatened to tear apart what was once a tight-knit family community and challenged their relevance in Trump’s America, where outrageous statements are par for the course. As well as a series of allegations about Pastor Phelps’s final days, including rumours of mental illness and his excommunication, the church has also been hit by a number of high-profile family defections, including Pastor Phelps's granddaughter Megan, now Westboro’s most prominent critic. Yet despite the unrest, the church has continued to attract new members, including Bradford-born Mathias Holroyd, who sees Westboro’s fire-and-brimstone rhetoric as the perfect tonic to his struggle to fit in with modern-day Britain. Immersing himself in the strange and unpleasant world of Westboro, Louis explores what happens when a hate-group largely populated by one family loses its patriarch. And, as he discovers, Pastor Phelps’s doctrine of divine hate has cast a shadow not only on the church's true-believers but also on those who have managed to escape Westboro's vice-like grip.

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This World – Anna: The Woman Who Went to Fight ISIS


In 2017, 25-year-old Anna Campbell from Lewes in East Sussex travelled in secret to Northern Syria. She was heading for Rojava, the Kurdish territory in the north of the country. In the midst of the civil war in Syria, a fledgling feminist democracy had been established but almost immediately came under threat from the so-called Islamic State. Just eight months after arriving and with no military background, Anna went to the front line to fight with Kurdish YPJ. A month later she was killed by a Turkish air strike.With access to her diary and videos filmed while she was there, this film explores what motivated Anna to leave and how her family make sense of the tragic consequences. Part of the award-winning This World strand.

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The Prosecutors : episode 3


This exclusive documentary follows the culmination of a 32-year fight for justice in a notorious unsolved double child murder. BBC 2  - 7th Jan @ 9pm    

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The Prosecutors – series 2


Extraordinary insight into the work of prosecutors tackling an organized criminal gang flying drugs into prisons and a shadowy network using children as slaves in UK nail bars.

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The Secret Helpers


Ten Brits, about to embark on one of the toughest weeks of their lives, welcome the support and advice of worldly-wise strangers from around the world through a secret in-ear device for one week.

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Hairy Bikers Mediterranean Adventure


New series. Si King and Dave Myers get back on their bikes to explore the culinary delights of several Mediterranean countries, discovering hearty and healthy food from France, Spain and Italy. They begin by searching for the authentic flavours of Italy, from simple local ingredients to spicy nduja pate and some of the best gelato around. 6 part series starts this Thursday at 8pm on BBC 2

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