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Louis Theroux is back and as challenging as ever

Digital Spy logo Digital Spy 09/10/2017 Susannah Alexander

Louis Theroux is back and as challenging as ever with Dark States – Heroin Town © BBC Louis Theroux is back and as challenging as ever with Dark States – Heroin Town Louis Theroux made a heart-wrenching return to our screens tonight with his new documentary.

Dark States – Heroin Town was a compelling look at what happens when ordinary people have their medication stopped, and end up being forced to turn to heroin just to cope with daily life.

Louis embedded himself in a West Virginian community that is being stretched to its limits by widespread opiate use.

© Provided by Digital Spy As well as spending time with the people and families directly affected by the habit, Louis also followed the emergency services as they struggled to deal with the town's daily multiple overdoses.

As usual, Louis's interactions with the people he met were sensitive and informative – and viewers just couldn't contain their love and respect for him:

There was no doubt that the film was heartbreaking and hard to watch for viewers:

But overall, people really enjoyed the documentary:

Louis himself has also tweeted to thank viewers for their support of the documentary:

Heroin Town is the first of a three-part series on BBC Two, with Murder in Milwaukee and Sex Trafficking Houston still to come.

Murder in Milwaukee will see Louis follow local activists, police and African-American communities following two shootings by authorities.

Sex Trafficking Houston focuses on the lives of women working in the sex industry, along with the dynamic between sex workers and pimps.

If you'd like a reminder of some of the many documentaries Louis has made, check out our list of his most eye-opening films yet.

Louis Theroux's Dark States – Sex Trafficking Houston will air next Sunday (15 October) at 9pm on BBC Two.

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