Investigating Diana: Death In Paris documentary will 'look at conspiracy theories'

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11 Aug 2022, 13:30

Princess Diana in a red and white hat.

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A new four-part documentary based on the death of Princess Diana is coming soon to Channel 4, set to tell 'the full story of two police investigations, one by the French Brigade Criminelle in 1997, one by the Metropolitan Police in 2004'. 

According to Channel 4, the series will offer 'exclusive access to the top detectives on both sides of the channel — most of whom are speaking for the first time' and 'explore how both investigations grappled to separate fact from speculation'.

The series will dig deeper into the conspiracy theories that spread and the public’s insatiable demand for answers.

Henry Singer, executive producer for Sandpaper Films says: “This was a really important series to make — not only because we hope it will lay to rest the conspiracy theories that continue to obscure the truth of what happened in the Alma tunnel that night — but because the story is a window into the world today, where conspiracy theories are no longer reside in the dark corners of the internet but have gone mainstream and are actually pushed by people in positions of real power."

Shaminder Nahal, Head of Specialist Factual and Commissioning Editor at Channel 4 says: “This utterly compelling series explores in forensic detail what happened in the investigations following the death of Princess Diana - what it was like for the detectives working on a huge global news story that was not just a tragedy for the families involved, but a massive internet phenomenon too. In the end the series asks profound questions about ourselves as a society, and the nature of truth.”

Investigating Diana: Death In Paris starts on August 21 on Channel 4 and All 4.