BBC2 to shed light on divorce, Islam and Dunblane in new documentary series

Guardian: Europe’s largest mosque, the 20th anniversary of Dunblane, and a Big Brother-style look at divorce are among a wide range of new documentary series on BBC2.

The Mosque will be made by film maker Robb Leech, whose previous documentaries include the acclaimed My Brother the Islamist and My Brother the Terrorist.

The one-off documentary is shot in Leech’s distinctive hand-held camera style and features the first emotional encounter between the Mosque’s charismatic young communications manager and a distraught sister of one of the three Bethnal Green schoolgirls who flew out to join Isis jihadists in Syria.

Worshippers at the mosque were later asked to come forward with information that could help police trace the teenage girls.

Leech said: “My driving question through this film is simple: what is it like to be a Muslim in modern day Britain?

“My experience of Islam so far has been one of extremism. Now, with the access I have at East London mosque, I want to find out how ordinary British Muslims live; their everyday lives.

“The film will be a personal quest to explore the mosque and its community, and to gain a rare insight into the lives of both.”

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