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My friend Sodiq Adeojo dreamed of a different life | Adeyemi Michael

13 December 2012 2:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

He may be serving a life sentence, but Sodiq wanted more than just a life on the streets, as my film will show parliament

I was 19 when Sodiq Adeojo banged on my mum's door on a Peckham housing estate and asked me to help him set up a football team. He was only 12, and just wanted to have something to belong to that wasn't a gang. Football can give you that credibility so that you're accepted in social circles without having to prove anything. We asked local people to sign up to support our team, Peckham Youngsters Fc. We had to use old kit and battered balls… but we did it. The first year, we were dreadful – we lost every match. But in the second year we won the local league and kept on winning. It was amazing. I'd always dreamed of being a film-maker so in 2008, when Sodiq was »

- Adeyemi Michael

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TV review: Borgen | Sherlock

8 January 2012 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

It's brilliant, it's Danish – and it's got knitwear! It's Borgen, the new The Killing

Imagine it. There's a general election. Neither David Cameron nor Ed Miliband wins the number of seats needed to form a government. The country waits while coalition deals are made and broken. Nick Clegg, who made a surprisingly good speech during the live TV debates, holds the key to Downing Street.

There's a heap of other stuff going on, too. Cameron's head of strategy, Steve Hilton, suddenly has a heart attack and tragically dies, which saddens newsreader Katie Derham, with whom he's having an affair. Derham's more experienced colleague, Kirsty Wark, is back on the bottle, gets snitched on, and is fired. Samantha Cameron meanwhile is addicted to tranquilisers and shopping and spends £8,000 at Mulberrry, which husband Dave pays for using taxpayers' money. He gets found out, which scuppers his chances of remaining in No 10, though »

- Sam Wollaston

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