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Diana launches Princess Diana pop-up channel, the new UK-based AVoD service, has launched a pop-up channel featuring 13 documentaries to commemorate the life of Diana, Princess of Wales. “We’re thrilled to have been able to source some great documentaries recently which allowed us not only to create this pop-up to celebrate Diana’s life with our viewers, but also to launch […]

August 26, 2021

Can Tim Davie save the BBC?

The reputation of the BBC matters. It wants to be seen as the gold-standard of public service broadcasting, and that matters not just for the BBC and, by extension, the UK but for the whole world because, historically, the BBC has successfully projected itself as a beacon of broadcasting service that all democratic nations should […]

June 15, 2021

The Wedding of the Century premieres in July on BritBox

BritBox, the streaming service offering the largest collection of British boxsets will be premiering The Wedding of the Century on July 15th. BritBox North America will be launching the documentary on July 29th 2021. On July 29th 1981, a record 750 million people in 74 countries tuned in to see Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles exchange […]

June 15, 2021

Off The Fence reveals premium slate of history shows

Non-fiction content company Off The Fence continues to expand its range of historical content – from biographies to event history, colourised archives, and ancient civilisation. Off The Fence has recently acquired a selection of shows from the hugely popular History/Science hybrid genre, which look at new science to retell stories from the past. It has […]

June 15, 2021

MPs to hold BBC Dyson Report hearing

Following a private meeting of the UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Chair Julian Knight has confirmed that it will hold an evidence session to examine questions raised by the report from Lord Dyson investigating the circumstances around the 1995 Panorama interview with Diana, Princess of Wales. The session, which is […]

May 25, 2021By Colin Mann

BBC Board to review editorial policies and governance

The BBC Board has issued a Statement expressing its concern at the findings in Lord Dyson’s report into the 1995 Panorama interview with Diana, Princess of Wales, confirming that it will review the effectiveness of the BBC’s editorial policies and governance in detail. “We accepted Lord Dyson’s findings in full and reiterate the apology we […]

May 24, 2021By Colin Mann

BBC apologises for Diana interview

The BBC has published the Rt Hon Lord Dyson’s independent investigation into the circumstances around the 1995 Panorama interview with Diana, Princess of Wales, with Director-General Tim Davie offering a “full and unconditional apology” for the process for securing the interview. The BBC Board appointed Lord Dyson to lead the investigation on November 18th 2020. […]

May 20, 2021