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The Story of Diana

The Story of Diana

  • Premiered: 
    August 9, 2017
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Biography
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Historical
  • Tags: royalty

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Plot Synopsis

Using interviews with those who knew Princess Diana best and archival footage of the Princess of Wales, THE STORY OF DIANA is a two-night, four-hour documentary that explores the remarkable chapters of Diana's life, but also delves deep into the ways in which her story remains relevant today. The four-hour documentary event, which airs on ABC over two nights in August 2017, marks the 20th anniversary of her tragic passing at age 36. Charles, 9th Earl Spencer, brother of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, gives his exclusive U.S. interview, providing personal and touching stories of his beloved older sister set to archival and home movie footage of Diana from her childhood through her adult life. The special includes the following friends of Diana: Sir Richard Branson, founder & CEO, Virgin Group; James Colthurst, Diana's childhood friend; Elizabeth Emanuel, Diana's wedding-gown designer; India Hicks, Prince Charles's cousin; Lana Marks, Diana's friend; Tessy Ojo, CEO of the Diana Award; Vivienne Parry, friend from Birthright, a mother and baby charity; Wayne Sleep, friend and former Royal Ballet star; Colin Tebbutt, Diana's driver; Jerry White, 1997 Nobel Peace Prize winner; and Mervyn Wycherley, Diana's chef. As well as experts: Jess Cagle, editor in chief, PEOPLE; Chris Connelly, media correspondent; Robert Lacey, author and royal historian; Elizabeth Vargas, ABC News anchor.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Four M Studios (formerly Time Inc. Productions) (as Time Inc. Productions)