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Idris Elba: King of Speed Episode 1 of 2

Idris Elba travels from his childhood home in east London to 'Motor City' - Detroit - and then on to New Jersey where he delves into the history of the first boy racers and explores how the quest for high speed has shaped professional motorsport and popular culture.

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1 hour

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Tue 7 Jan 2014 02:10

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Role Contributor
PresenterIdris Elba
DirectorSouthan Morris
Executive ProducerRick Murray
Executive ProducerTim Whitwell

Idris on the underground scene and his own experiences behind the wheel

Idris Elba in the driving seat

Read our Q&A with the King of Speed presenter.