Preview – Waco: Madman or Messiah


This two-part Storyville documentary exams the events and aftermath of the siege at the Mount Carmel Centre near Waco, Texas in 1993.

The siege between federal agents and members of the Branch Davidian cult lead to the deaths of 76 people, including that of the cult leader David Koresh. This programme examines how the siege came to be, it’s fall-out which is still being felt today, and the goals of the Branch Davidians today.

Waco: Madman or Messiah is on BBC Four at 21.00.