Law and Disorder in Philadelphia
|Law and Disorder in Philadelphia|
|Written by||Louis Theroux|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Preceded by||African Hunting Holiday|
|Followed by||Law and Disorder in Johannesburg|
Theroux investigates the high crime rates in one of the United States' largest cities, Philadelphia, mainly from the perspective of the local police as well as people affected by, and possibly involved in, crime in the city's low-income neighborhoods.
The programme was met with a mixed response. The Independent said "It was a fascinating film, though, in part because of the utter dereliction of this particular patch of the inner city, but also because it confirmed that The Wire had, if anything, understated its portrait of civil breakdown."
The Times described it as "It was a depressing tour streaked with black humour but Theroux seemed out of depth analysing what he saw. He is at his best getting to know and under the skin of his subjects."
- Klein, Alice (29 November 2008). "Wallander; Louis Theroux: Law and Disorder in Philadelphia". Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 11 October 2010.
- Sutcliffe, Tom (1 December 2008). "Wallander; Louis Theroux: Law and Disorder in Philadelphia". The Independent. London. Retrieved 11 October 2010.
- Bremner, Charles; Robertson, David. "Wallander; Louis Theroux: Law and Disorder in Philadelphia". The Times. London. Retrieved 11 October 2010.