Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy

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Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy
Genre Documentary film
Directed by Ashley Gething
Narrated by Amanda Redman
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Nick Kent
Producer(s) Ashley Gething
Running time 65 minutes
Production company(s) Oxford Film and Television
Original network ITV, HBO
Picture format Colour
Original release 24 July 2017
Followed by Diana, 7 Days

Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy is a 2017 documentary film broadcast in the United Kingdom by ITV on 24 July 2017[1] and the United States by HBO on 24 July 2017.[2] It will also air on Seven Network in Australia, CBC in Canada, Three in New Zealand, NRK in Norway, YLE in Finland and TV2 in Denmark. It aired on 20 August 2017 on CBC News Network.[3]

The documentary was one of two documentaries commissioned by Prince William and Prince Harry to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales and features interviews from the two princes, as well as the late princess' friends and family such as Sir Elton John and Charles Spencer.[1][4] It includes previously unseen photographs, archival footage and home movies from Diana's childhood.[5] The film focuses on the impact of the Princess on her two sons and on numerous causes she was involved in such as AIDS, landmines, homelessness and cancer.

The documentary drew around seven million viewers in the UK – the most watched show television programme of the day in the United Kingdom and also the most watched factual of ITV since 2009.[6]



On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 90% based on 10 reviews, with an average rating of 7.8/10.[7] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 77 out of 100, based on 6 critics, indicating "generally favorable" reviews.[8]

See also[edit]

  • Diana, 7 Days, the second 2017 documentary commissioned by the sons.


  1. ^ a b "Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy". "ITV Press Centre". Retrieved 25 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy | HBO Documentary Films l HBO". HBO. Retrieved 25 July 2017. 
  3. ^ Clarke, Stewart (25 July 2017). "Princess Diana Documentary With William and Harry Scores International Buyers". Variety. Retrieved 25 July 2017. 
  4. ^ O'Sullivan, Kyle (9 April 2017). "William and Harry to open up about Princess Diana to mark anniversary of death". mirror. Retrieved 25 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "'Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy': TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 25 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "Love Island smashes ratings records but still couldn't beat Diana". Evening Standard. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2017. 
  7. ^ Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, retrieved 25 July 2017 
  8. ^ Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, retrieved 25 July 2017 

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