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A poor, unengaging drama about Diana that promises to be the first of many in the run-up to the a'sary of her death
STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning
A TV docu-drama that tries to re-create the build-up to Diana's untimely death, from the beginning of her relationship with Dodi Al Fayed right up to her last night in Paris as she leaves the hotel for what will be her last journey, with contributions from those who became close to her as well as newspaper editors who were running the story at the time.
With the tenth anniversary of her death just round the corner, we can expect Diana mania to hit us very soon, with plenty more sub-standard pap like this to be on our TV screens. Like many other people, I can remember where I was when I heard she'd died and can remember the furore the country got caught up in immediately afterwards, so it brings back memories to re-live it again like this. But that, it would seem, is all there is.
This is just a cheaply put together television documentary, with no name actors playing the key roles, cheaply mixed with stock footage of Diana and all the numerous contributors who put their points forward. It's a long, sprawling affair, obviously just whipped out to cash in on the Diana frenzy that will be brewing up over the next month. People who are still obsessed with that kind of thing can take note of the endless books and articles that have been written about it, but, please, it would be nice if our TV screens had something more interesting on. *
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