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Martin Luther King: ‘They thought his affairs would destroy him… but the press wouldn’t touch it’

Martin Luther King: ‘They thought his affairs would destroy him… but the press wouldn’t touch it’

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Director Sam Pollard grew up in a house with three pictures on the wall - Martin Luther King Jr, John F. Kennedy and Jesus.Two of those childhood role models made it into his latest documentary, MLK/FBI. Early influences aside, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker says what's extraordinary about the film is that it's centred on information, which by rights, shouldn't exist.It draws on recently declassified files, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and unsealed by the National Archives, to show how King was targeted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) throughout the 1950s and 1960s, right up to the day of his death. Image: King speaking in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, in 1960 Despite King's fiercely non-violent appr...
Luther: Idris Elba to return for a fifth series

Luther: Idris Elba to return for a fifth series

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Luther fans, your prayers have been answered - the husky-voiced detective is returning for a fifth series.Idris Elba will once again don his tweed coat for the four-part season, which has been described as "utterly heart-stopping and unmissable".The crime drama was last on screens in December 2015, although Elba reprised the role for a Sport Relief sketch last March.Filming will begin on the new series early next year.After the fourth series there had been hopes it would live on as a big screen version, but a film never materialised.Co-creator and writer Neil Cross said: "It's a question Idris and I get asked a lot. What happened to John Luther after we last saw him striding unbowed through the streets of his city, his blood red London? "It can't be over, can it? There's so much we don't k...