Who is Marcel Theroux and what is Louis Theroux’s brother’s Channel 4 show Unreported World about?

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CHANCES are you’ve probably seen him on your screens.

But who is Marcel Theroux and what’s Unreported World about? Here’s what you need to know.

 Marcel Theroux, centre, is the older brother of documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux

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Marcel Theroux, centre, is the older brother of documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux

Who is Marcel Theroux?

Marcel Theroux, 49, is an English novelist and broadcaster and is the older brother of documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux.

Marcel was born in Kampala, Uganda but was brought up in Wandsworth, London.

His dad is American-born writer Paul Theroux and his mother is an English woman named Anne Castle.

Marcel boarded at Westminster School and was best friends with MP Nick Clegg.

He is known for presenting a series of documentaries for Unreported Worlds as well as the Channel 4 climate change documentary The End Of The World As We Know It.

 Marcel boarded at Westminster School and was best friends with MP Nick Clegg

Marcel boarded at Westminster School and was best friends with MP Nick Clegg

What is Channel 4’s show Unreported World about?

Unreported World is a foreign affairs show broadcast by Channel 4.

So far, there have been 33 series – after the first one aired in 2000.

Reporters on the show travel to dangerous locations all over the world in an attempt to uncover stories typically ignored by the world media.

Series 34 will start on Channel 4, Friday September 29 at 7.30pm and the first episode is reporting on China’s Pop Idols.

Marcel travels to Chongqing in China, home of TF Entertainment which is grooming candidates for the nation’s next big boy band and looks into the challenges of working under increasing censorship and a deeply authoritarian government.

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