12 May 2014

Channel 4 to examine polygamy among British Muslims in new documentary

Channel 4 has commissioned a series exploring the world of polygamous marriages in the British Muslim community.

The Men with Many Wives will be broadcast later this summer, examining the estimation that as many as 20,000 such marriages exist among British Muslims, despite it being illegal in the UK.

The documentaries will follow the work of Muslim Marriage Event, a matchmaking service specialising in finding extra partners for married British Muslim men and women.

It will aim to find out the reasons behind those wanting more than one husband or wife, and whether such relationships are due to desire or tradition. [Digital Spy] Read more