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New Louis Theroux series to feature Stormzy

By | Published on Tuesday 5 April 2022


The BBC has announced that the first in a new six part series of programmes by Louis Theroux will see the film-maker interview Stormzy – both at home and on tour – in what the broadcaster describes as “an in depth and personally revealing encounter which will bring viewers up close to one of the biggest stars in the UK today”.

And if you’re wondering why Stormzy has been picked by a documentary maker best known for interviewing people working in unusual or controversial professions, or who have had unusual or controversial lives, well, this new series is all about Theroux getting to meet and follow a bunch of people he genuinely admires.

Explains Theroux: “I’m so excited to be embarking on this new series – something very different to the kind of TV I normally make. This will be a chance to meet and spend time with people I admire, getting to know them, having long form and revealing conversations, with honesty, emotion, and humour. To be kicking off with the genius that is Stormzy is proper pinch-me stuff. I can’t wait to get going”.

Meanwhile the Beeb’s Head Of Commissioning, Documentaries, History And Religion, Clare Sillery, adds: “Louis is one of the most distinctive voices in broadcasting and his unique interview style, warmth and curiosity help bring out incredible life stories from those he meets. I am pleased to see him returning with a series that I’m sure will deliver insightful and memorable conversations and bring viewers closer to some of the most exciting names who are shaping culture in Britain today and across the world”.

The other admirable people due to interviewed on this new series are still to be announced.