Inside Polygamy

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Despite contravening the law and being banned from the Mormon Church, polygamy thrives in Utah. Inside Polygamy presents an unprecedented and extraordinary investigation into the bizarre and secretive world of polygamists. With rare and intimate access, families explain how they believe that practicing polygamy offers the only certain route to Heaven. Polygamous wives talk with moving candour about how they share a husband, and husbands explain how they cope with multiple wives. But former wives who escaped polygamous relationships claim that polygamy is tantamount to slavery, and that it demeans women and encourages sexual abuse.

A Nicholas Claxton production for BBC 1.