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Louis Theroux: Life on the Edge Review

BBC documentarian Louis Theroux has been teeing up for a project like this ever since his first appearance on the vaguely forgotten Michael Moore project, TV Nation. Theroux fluttered the idea of an autobiographical piece with his excellent non-fiction effort, Gotta Get Theroux This, but a visualisation of his career thus far was always going to happen. It was inevitable, and as he described in his latest book, Theroux the Keyhole, a career retrospective was necessary and put on the front burner to fill holes within the BBC schedule during the coronavirus pandemic. That it does, it certainly feels a bit like filler as Theroux stretches his life’s work to a four-part documentary miniseries.

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