A while ago, I wrote a blog entry about Scientology. This week, Panorama (a serious UK news programme) did an in-depth analysis of Scientology, including interviews with prominent Scientologists. The programme is available online. Quite frightening how they seemingly hounded and intimidated the presenter. The BBC bloke ended up completely losing his rag with the Scientologist by the end of the week.
I was interested to hear that Scientology is not classed as a religion in the UK, due to the fact that paying for their courses does not constitute worship. Also that the Scientologists interviewed denied parts of what I'd assumed were core beliefs of their faith (the stuff about aliens, thetans, and nuclear bombs).