Louis Theroux and the Nazis
Thursday, 8.30pm, BBC Knowledge Louis Theroux, son of travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux, is a British-American journalist and broadcaster whose choice of subjects and style of interview inevitably attract controversy. In this documentary, made in 2003 but still shocking, he visits California to meet some of America’s most committed and infamous Nazis. First up is Tom Metzger, television repairman and frontman for the separatist movement White Aryan Resistance. Then Theroux goes to a rally where he meets April Gaede and her 11-year-old daughters, Lamb and Lynx, who sing racist songs to a captivated bunch of skinheads. He’s appalled when the girls tell him their favourite computer game is Ethnic Cleansing. A decade on, I wonder if they have escaped their mother’s brainwashing.