Idris Elba as Luther
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BBC Drama Luther 'to move from TV to film'

The BBC psychological crime show Luther been named best drama series at the Royal Television Society awards.

Now its writer, Neil Cross, is hoping success on the small screen will be repeated by a novel based on murder detective John Luther's exploits, named The Calling.

Speaking to Radio 4's Front Row, he explained how he had came up with the name for the character, played by Idris Elba.

Mr Cross also revealed that the TV series will be wrapped up but will then probably "make the leap to the big screen".

  • 22 Mar 2012