Seven will screen the BBC Exclusive program Diana 7 days tonight just hours after it aired in the UK
On August 31st, 1997, the sudden and tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales, stunned her family and catapulted the British public into one of the most extraordinary weeks in modern history in which profound shock, grief and bewilderment led to an unprecedented reaction from the nation. Now we hear – for several for the first time – from those who were genuinely in the eye of this most unexpected storm.
Featuring interviews with Diana’s sons, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry; her siblings, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer; former members of the Royal Household, Lt Col Malcolm Ross, Comptroller of the Lord Chamberlain’s Office, and Anne Beckwith-Smith, Diana’s lady-in-waiting; and former Prime Minister Tony Blair and two government officials intimately involved that week, Alistair Campbell and Anji Hunter, this film tells the story of the seven days that followed the Princess’ death and the remarkable life that preceded it.
What was it about Diana that explained such an outpouring of grief? What did that week reveal about the British public’s relationship with the monarchy, then and now? And how – if at all – has Britain changed in the aftermath?
The film is made by award-winning filmmaker Henry Singer (9/11: The Falling Man; Baby P: The Untold Story; The Betrayed Girls).
Diana 7 days airs 8:45pm Tonight on Seven