Documentary fans are in for a treat this autumn, as box sets from two of the nation’s most beloved documentarians return to the BBC.
Over seventy documentaries from Louis Theroux and Stacey Dooley’s back catalogues will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer from Thursday 6 September.
The documentaries include some of the most iconic films from Theroux and Dooley’s archives, showcasing their unique approaches to film making, which has firmly secured them as two of the most popular documentary makers in the country.
The documentaries tackle a broad range of issues, from drug addiction in Louis Theroux film, The City Addicted to Crystal Meth, to abortion in Brainwashing Stacey: Anti-Abortion Camp and the American criminal justice system in Louis Theroux: Miami Mega Jail, giving audiences a front seat view to some of the most interesting stories in the world today.
Alison Kirkham, Controller, BBC Factual Commissioning, says: “I’m delighted documentary box sets from Louis Theroux and Stacey Dooley’s archives are returning to BBC iPlayer this autumn. They are both extraordinary filmmakers, making interesting and challenging documentaries for the BBC and with over seventy documentaries being made available there will be something for everyone to enjoy.”
Highlights from Stacey’s box sets include her critically acclaimed documentaries following the women fighting ISIS in Iraq. In Stacey on the Frontline: Girls, Guns and ISIS, Dooley, follows an all–female battalion who are determined to rescue Yazidi women under ISIS control. Viewers can also watch the follow up documentary, Stacey Dooley: Face to Face with Isis, where Dooley returns to Iraq to seek justice for the young women whose lives have been changed forever by Isis.
Stacey, who is best known for her documentaries on BBC Three and was recently awarded an MBE for her outstanding contribution to broadcasting, is competing in the latest series of Strictly Come Dancing. Two new documentaries, Stacey Dooley Investigates: Shot By My Neighbour and Stacey Dooley: Face to Face with Armageddon, are due out on BBC Three this September.
Stacey Dooley box sets
Stacey Dooley in the USA: Girls Behind Bars
Stacey Dooley in the USA: Border Wars
Stacey Dooley in the USA: Giving Up My Baby
Stacey Dooley in the USA: Homeless in Detroit
Stacey Dooley in the USA: Kids in the Crossfire
Stacey Dooley Investigates: Meth and Madness in Mexico
Stacey Dooley Investigates: Ecstasy Wars
Stacey Dooley Investigates: The Cannabis Smugglers
Stacey Dooley Investigates: Saving the Cyber Sex Girls
Stacey Dooley Investigates: World's Worst Place to Be a Woman?
Sex in Strange Places: Turkey
Sex in Strange Places: Brazil
Sex in Strange Places: Russia
Stacey Dooley: Hate and Pride in Orlando
Stacey Dooley in Greece: Migrant Kids in Crisis
Stacey Dooley in Cologne: The Blame Game
Stacey On The Frontline: Girls, Guns and ISIS
Brainwashing Stacey: Anti-Abortion Camp
Brainwashing Stacey: Living with Big Game Hunters
Stacey Dooley Investigates: Young Sex for Sale in Japan
Stacey Dooley Investigates: Canada’s Lost Girls
Stacey Dooley Investigates: Mums Selling Their Kids for Sex
Stacey Dooley Investigates: The Billion Pound Party
Stacey Dooley Investigates: Second Change Sex Offenders
Stacey Dooley Investigates: Gypsy Kids Taken From Home
Stacey Dooley Investigates: Russia's War On Women
Stacey Dooley: Face To Face With Isis
Highlights from Louis’s box sets include a film that focuses on a family at the core of the Westboro Baptist Church. Louis Theroux: America’s Most Hated Family in Crisis follows the infamous Phelps family from Topeka, Kansas who picket the funerals of dead soldiers killed in Iraq as a protest against an America that tolerates homosexuality. Viewers can also enjoy watching one of Louis’s latest documentary series Louis Theroux: Dark States, where he visits three American cities and examines a uniquely devastating human crisis in each - heroin addiction, sex trafficking and murder.
Louis, is one the BBC’s most beloved filmmakers makers becoming a household name in the 1990s with his classic documentary series Weird Weekends. He recently curated a selection of the films that have moved, entertained and influenced him alongside a new film, Louis Theroux: Docs That Made Me, exclusively for BBC iPlayer.