Oprah Winfrey's Own network has landed the Tv premiere of new Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

The film, starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris, will hit the small screen in 2017.

Own president Erik Logan says, "We couldn’t be more honoured to showcase this powerful film to the Own viewers. Nelson Mandela was Oprah’s hero, and ultimately, the inspiration behind Oprah’s school in South Africa. His story of forgiveness and redemption is a gift not only to the people he touched, but to the world."

Mandela died on 5 December (13), while the stars of the film and guests were celebrating the project at London's Royal Film Performance.