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ITV Orders Diana’s Decades from Spun Gold


The British indie Spun Gold TV is producing the three-part docuseries Diana’s Decades for ITV.

Diana’s Decades will explore how the princess channeled—as well as influenced—the zeitgeist at the end of the 20th century. Each episode highlights how an era of Diana’s life encapsulated the spirit of the age and inspired social change.

The series tracks down people who met her or whose lives intersected with hers in some way—from her Royal life through to her work for HIV charities and mingling with Hollywood and pop royalty to becoming the “People’s Princess.”

The series also includes rarely seen archive footage from Diana’s life alongside scenes from the changing social, fashion and economic cultures she lived through during the 1980s and 1990s.

Daniela Neumann, managing director of Spun Gold TV, said: “Nearly 25 years on from her tragic death, Diana, Princess of Wales continues to lead our news bulletins and conversations not just in Britain but around the world. Diana’s Decades takes a fresh approach to recounting her life and legacy by looking at how she was shaped by the changing world around her and as a result, transformed not just the monarchy but also society more widely as her legacy.”

Teresa Watkins, executive producer, added: “This is Diana’s story but it’s also the story of us, and how we’ve been marked by her life even in ways we are not fully aware of. And we’ve gone all out to track down people who were there at the time so that we can bring fresh insight into the life, and times, of Diana, Princess of Wales.”

About Chelsea Regan

Chelsea Regan is the managing editor of World Screen. She can be reached at cregan@worldscreen.com.


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