A new HBO documentary is to explore the historic sexual abuse allegations against veteran American film-maker Woody Allen.

The four-part US series by HBO, which will go under the title ALLEN v. FARROW, will attempt to shed light on claims the Oscar-winner sexually assaulted his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow.

The now 85-year-old director - famous for films such as Annie Hall, Manhattan and Midnight in Paris - has always vehemently denied the allegations.

The documentary will go "behind decades of sensational headlines to reveal the private story of one of Hollywood's most notorious and public scandals", according to a statement from the television network.

It features new investigative work and interviews with Ms Farrow and her mother Mia, who was previously in a relationship with Allen and starred in many of his films.

Mia Farrow