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Celebrities come face to face with some of the world's most talked-about religions, looking behind the headlines and exploring their unfamiliar rituals and regimes

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Celebrities come face to face with some of the world's most talked-about religions, looking behind the headlines and exploring their unfamiliar rituals and regimes

  • Samuel Preston takes part in a voodoo ceremony

    The Beginner's Guide to Voodoo

    Samuel Preston is our guide on this journey into the crazy world of voodoo. Shot here, in the United States and in the Caribbean, Preston experiences what it's like to live by the magic of voodoo.

  • Johnny Vegas

    The Beginner's Guide to Evangelical Christianity

    Comedian Johnny Vegas revisits the faith that he abandoned, aged 11, when he left the seminary school where he was enrolled to become a priest.

  • Paul Nicholas

    The Beginner's Guide to Hinduism

    Actor Paul Nicholls travels to India to 'find God'. In the sacred town of Rishikesh, he meets spiritual teacher Pujya Swamiji, who introduces him to the 330 million Gods of Hinduism.

  • The Beginner's Guide to Islam

    The Beginner's Guide to Islam

    Peaches Geldof travels to Morocco to come face to face with the world's most talked-about religion, looking behind the headlines and exploring the unfamiliar, to her, rituals and regimes of Islam.

    Staying with a devout Muslim family, she attends a 'taking the veil' party, travels up the Atlas Mountains by mule to expel her bad jinn, and tries hard not to witness the sacrifice of a sheep.

    But what does the Islamic world make of this precocious Londoner with a party girl reputation?

  • Hardeep Singh Kohli

    The Beginner's Guide to L Ron Hubbard

    Hardeep Singh Kohli tries to find spiritual enlightenment through the teachings of L Ron Hubbard, only to find himself rejected by the Church of Scientology

The Beginner's Guide to... synopsis

Celebrities come face to face with some of the world's most talked-about religions, looking behind the headlines and exploring their unfamiliar rituals and regimes

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