Martin Luther King's original 1963 speech, entitled "I had a dream where all these weird marshmallows were floating past our front room window", was "drastically improved by his wife Coretta" say historians after the original version was uncovered in a loft in Bedford.
Miles Aybury discovered the document amongst some dusty paperwork left by former tenants. "It's remarkable to think that, without his wife's help, the American civil rights movement would have been set back decades," he said. "I mean, by now we'd only just have started watching Love Thy Neighbour, let alone Diff'rent Strokes."
King's famous 17-minute oration, delivered in front of the Lincoln Memorial at the 1963 "March on Washington", was originally just three minutes long and included passages reading "it wasn't the same building as our house, but I just, like, knew it was our house, you know what I mean?", "that bit where you feel like you're falling, and then you wake up" and "my left leg kept twitching".