Dreamer

By Charles Johnson. What might have happened if Martin Luther King had had a double? Clarke Peters reads a fictionalised account of the months leading up to the assassination of the civil rights leader in 1968. Abridged in ten parts by Brian McCabe.

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A stranger bearing an uncanny resemblance to Martin Luther King offers to act as decoy.

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Chaym Smith moulds himself into the persona of Martin Luther King

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Civil rights demonstrators in Chicago are attacked by white supremacists.

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Chaym Smith faces his toughest test as decoy for Martin Luther King, but nerves and heroin will affect his performance.

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Chaym Smith is seriously wounded by a disgruntled opponent of King.

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Amy leaves Chicago to escape the dangers of the civil rights campaign, leaving Matthew to look after Chaym Smith.

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Plots to assassinate Martin Luther King abound, and the civil rights leader suspects that the FBI is doing nothing to foil them.

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King's lookalike is offered a vast sum of money to change sides and work for the secret service.

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