In 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.
David Bowers is a teenager who runs away from home to join a quasi-religious cult. His sister Janet is determined to find him, but almost winds up getting brainwashed by the cult herself.
This series exploring sects reveals how such organisations function like miniature dictatorships and rely on the classic techniques of propaganda and repression. This edition focuses on the recruitment techniques used by gurus to woo 'innocents' to their groups.