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16th Oct 2017

Louis Theroux’s final documentary in the Dark States trilogy looks absolutely incredible

Paul Moore

Guns, murder and racial division. Louis Theroux fans will be gripped.

Are we all in agreement that every penny from the licence fee should go towards funding even more Louis Theroux documentaries? Great!

A few weeks ago, the talented documentarian returned to our screens and much like the rest of his work, Theroux’s Dark States trilogy has absolutely wowed audiences.

After his harrowing and heartbreaking examination of drug addiction in West Virginia, Theroux followed that episode up with an absolutely riveting fly-on-the-wall account of the sex trade in Houston.

As always with the talented journalist, he continues to handle every story, interview and person with a level of empathy and compassion that sets him apart from the rest.

In the final part of his Dark States trilogy, Louis Theroux: Murder in Milwaukee, he’s going to examine an issue that’s tragically never far away from the front page of US newspapers, gun crime.

The official synopsis says: “Milwaukee is said to be one of the most racially divided and impoverished cities in the US. With spiralling gun crime and homicide rates, this Midwestern city encapsulates America’s complex and troubled relationship with guns and the increasing disharmony between African-American communities and the police.

Over the course of the documentary, Theroux will travel alongside the Milwaukee Police Department as they patrol District 5, home to some of the nation’s deadliest streets. In fact, this area has a homicide rate that’s twelve times higher than the national average.

Theroux will also stay with a family who have recently lost a loved one to gun crime, and he’ll also meet a local social activist, who has turned her life around and is coming up with her own solution to the blight of gun crime.

Take a look at the trailer.

We know what you’re going to be watching on Sunday night.