Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 8 p.m.
Repeats Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 2 a.m.; Sunday, Aug. 27, at 8 p.m.; and Monday, Aug. 28, at 1 a.m.
Also airs on Fusion on Friday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 27, at 1:30 p.m.
This new documentary features rare video of Diana, Princess of Wales, speaking openly and candidly about her life and troubled marriage, along with new revealing interviews with some of her closest confidants. What emerges is the story of a shy young girl who was swept onto the world stage in 1980 and who died tragically in 1997 as one of the most famous women in the world, an independent, modern “people’s princess.”
In 1992, Diana, whose marriage was in trouble, was becoming increasingly isolated from the royal family. Believing that her popular appeal was her greatest strength, she hired speech coach Peter Settelen to help improve her public speaking and reinvent her public persona in the midst of personal strife. In a series of disarmingly frank videos shot by Settelen at Kensington Palace, a private Diana comes into view as she ultimately reveals her version of the events.
DIANA—HER STORY places the events of her life into historical context, revealing a nation hungry for what seemed to be a fairytale marriage between Charles and Diana. Further insight is provided through new in-depth interviews with those closest to Diana, including long-term trusted confidant James Colthurst, ballet teacher Anne Allan, private secretary Patrick Jephson and personal protection officer Ken Wharfe.