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Louis Theroux returns with two new powerful documentaries.

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The Night in Question | Thursday June 27 8.30pm

At a time of increased scrutiny about what constitutes sexual assault, award-winning documentary-maker Louis Theroux heads to American college campuses and comes face-to-face with students whose universities have found them responsible for sexual assault.

In recent years, US colleges have been urged to enforce a stricter code of sexual conduct amongst students, employing specialist administrators to carry out investigations into alleged misdemeanours, with those found responsible facing permanent exclusion. For the victims of sexual assault these new processes, which require less stringent levels of proof than criminal cases, have allowed accusations that might have never been heard in a court of law to be vindicated. But alleged perpetrators believe the attempt to be more vigilant about rape and assault has turned into an overreaction that tramples on due process, and harms innocent people.

Navigating the line between exuberant party behaviour and sexual misconduct, Louis also visits the university professionals educating students in modern consent protocol, as well as meeting young women whose claims of sexual assault have previously fallen on deaf ears and who believe that a new approach to handling allegations of sex crimes is not only necessary but long overdue.

Mothers on the Edge | Thursday July 4 8.30pm

Although the first years of motherhood are often hailed as the happiest time of a woman's life, it can also be a time of extreme psychiatric difficulty. 1 in 5 new mums suffer from mental health problems before their baby’s first birthday, with some women having never experienced problems before.

Award-winning filmmaker Louis Theroux returns to the UK to spend time across two specialist units designed to treat mothers experiencing serious mental illness, while living onsite with their newborns. Immersing himself on the wards, he meets women who have been admitted with a range of serious symptoms, often triggered by birth or the strains of new motherhood.

As he follows the patients in hospital and at home with their families, Louis explores what lies behind their recent crisis and discovers the challenges of caring for two people during the most vulnerable states of their lives.

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Thursday June 27 at 8:30pm

Louis Theroux: The Night In Question

Louis heads to America to explore the rise of sexual assault cases at universities. He meets young men accused of rape and sexual assault and talks to victims who feel let down by the…

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Friday June 28 at 2:35am

Louis Theroux: The Night In Question

Louis heads to America to explore the rise of sexual assault cases at universities. He meets young men accused of rape and sexual assault and talks to victims who feel let down by the…

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Saturday June 29 at 8:30pm

Louis Theroux: The Night In Question

Louis heads to America to explore the rise of sexual assault cases at universities. He meets young men accused of rape and sexual assault and talks to victims who feel let down by the…

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