BBC Factual has announced the six names that meet Louis Theroux for the second series of Louis Theroux Interviews.

Filmed across a number of locations, from New York City to Normandy, Glastonbury to the French Riviera, the upcoming series will “bring viewers closer than ever to some of the world’s most well-known personalities and Louis’s most diverse range of guests yet”

The interviews will be with two-time world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, actor and producer, Ashley Walters, whistleblower and activist, Chelsea Manning, Hollywood icon, Dame Joan Collins, artist and musician, Pete Doherty and singer-songwriter, Raye.

Each of the six documentaries explore their subject’s lives and careers up to today, including those at pivotal moments in their careers. From Mindhouse productions, co-founded by Theroux, the second series is expected to air on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer later this year.

Louis Theroux says: “Working with the team on these six new programmes has been an enormous pleasure. The six guests are all distinctive and brilliant in different ways, all of them people who have endured setbacks and huge successes, and who have something to share with the world based on their journeys through life. We have tried to build on the success of the first six Louis Theroux Interviews, while pushing further this time into terrain that is gritty and difficult, exploring subjects like mental health, brushes with the law, and political controversy.

“Like the first six Louis Theroux Interviews, each show mixes stylish master interviews with behind-the-scenes moments and actuality shot on location, so viewers have the double pleasure of a thoughtful in-depth conversation alongside a revealing look into the lives of the contributors: in the locker room post-fight with Anthony Joshua, Raye’s dressing room before her Glastonbury set, Joan Collins’ house in the south of France. The tone of the shows is always open-minded and generous-hearted, while hopefully being funny, and always mindful of the need to keep viewers interested. I like them, and I’m notoriously hard to please.”

Clare Sillery, BBC Head of Commissioning, Documentaries, says: “I am delighted that Louis is back with such an exciting and eclectic mix of new interviewees. Louis’s genuine curiosity and warmth mean that each of these meetings will bring us something very new and different and I can’t wait to see him take us deeper into the worlds of these hugely engaging cultural figures.”

Louis Theroux Interviews, a 6×45’ series from Mindhouse Productions for BBC Two and iPlayer, was commissioned by Clare Sillery, Head of Commissioning, Documentaries. The Executive Producers are Arron Fellows and Emma Whitehead. The Series Producer is Alex Kohler and the Production Executive is Suzy Burnet. The Commissioning Editors are Max Gogarty and Fran Baker. Global sales will be handled by BBC Studios Distribution.


Jon Creamer

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