Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends: Best Of

  |  Buy to Own: 05/11/2001
  |  200 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Four episodes of the gentle, Englishman-abroad style documentary series in which Louis Theroux attempts to learn about foreign worlds or lifestyles by immersing himself in them. This collection includes Louis' semi-successful attempts to be taken seriously as a contender in the Los Angeles rap scene ('Rap'); as an up-coming extra in the world of pornographic film-making ('Porn'). In 'Survivalists' Louis joins a bunch of political extremists who live in the far north-west of the USA braced for the end of the world, and in 'UFOs' he attempts to contact space beings with the help of Thor Templar, the self-appointed head of the 'Earth Protectorate'. The DVD also contains the now infamous episode when Louis spent ten days with former Radio 1 deejay and charity fundraiser extraordinaire Sir Jimmy Savile OBE.