Louis Theroux is coming to Edinburgh as part of this year's TV Festival

Louis Theroux is returning to the Edinburgh TV Festival after an 18-year absence.

Tuesday, 23rd July 2019, 7:58 am
Louis Theroux is coming to Edinburgh as part of this year's TV Festival
Louis Theroux is coming to Edinburgh as part of this year's TV Festival

The documentary filmmaker will be interviewed on stage by Dawn O’Porter about his career so far, how he chooses his subjects and who he thinks is the “new Louis Theroux”.

He will also discuss the genre of authored documentaries from Michael Moore, Nick Broomfield and Ruby Wax, alongside documentaries fronted by presenters such as Stacey Dooley and

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Theroux will also reveal a selection of his current favourite clips and discuss the range of people he has met along the way, from his Weird Weekends series, following black nationalists, white supremacists and porn stars, to When Louis Met, and his experience and subsequent revelations regarding Jimmy Savile.

Theroux said: “It’s been 18 years since I was at Edinburgh TV Festival. I’m thrilled to be coming back and talking to Dawn about my favourite films and shows and opening up about my own process.”

This year the TV Festival will run from 21-23 August at the EICC.