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A documentary about the Capitol invasion will examine the far-right threat

Four Hours At The Capitol is set to ask the question: ‘Is the ideology that spurred the rioters still viral in America?’

On January 6, 2021, a mob of Trump supporters marched on the US Capitol, an event that led to the building being stormed, explosive devices left inside, and, ultimately, five deaths. It would result in a congressional investigation, as well as Trump being unceremoniously struck from social media.

Since the MAGA siege eight months ago, 658 people have been charged with crimes (including the infamous topless man in a furry horned hat), after the FBI sought help in identifying rioters (in what was a largely well-documented affair).

A new documentary, Four Hours At The Capitol, arrives next month on the BBC (for UK audiences) and HBO (US). The film is set to be a “tightly focused and comprehensive” exploration of the insurrection, using previously unseen footage and interviews with representatives, senators, protestors, journalists, and Capitol staffers.

Produced by Leaving Neverland director Dan Reed and directed by Jamie Roberts (The Rise Of The Murdoch Dynasty), the doc is set to focus on the aftermath of the former president’s “fight like hell” speech as he sought to overturn the 2020 US election.

“Conducted with exhaustive research, the documentary will reveal why it happened and ask the question – is the ideology that spurred the rioters still viral in America?” the press materials state.

Four Hours at the Capitol is set to premiere on October 20 at 9pm GMT on BBC Two, and on HBO Max at 9pm ET. It will be available for catch-up on BBC iPlayer