The BBC has donated £1.4M ($1.6M) to charities linked to Princess Diana following the Martin Bashir scandal. The BBC stressed the donations will come from commercial revenue rather than the licence fee, which may have elicited criticism.
The BBC is engulfed in one of the biggest crises in its 100-year history after an independent inquiry concluded that former reporter Martin Bashir (r) deceived his way to a Princess Diana interview and the broadcaster failed to properly investigate his wrongdoing. Former Supreme Court judge Lord Dyson’s inquiry elicited a blistering statement from Prince William, who was excoriating about the BBC’s failings. The future King said the 1995 Panorama interview “contributed significantly” to the “fear, paranoia and isolation” of his mother in her tragic final years.
LONDON (AP) — A BBC journalist used “deceitful behavior” to secure an explosive interview with Princess Diana in 1995, in a “serious breach” of the broadcaster’s guidelines, according to investigation findings published Thursday. The BBC appointed a retired senior judge in November to lead the investigation after Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, made renewed complaints that […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Princess Diana will be the subject of a four-hour documentary miniseries airing on ABC this August. A joint project of ABC and People magazine, the program, to be telecast over two nights, will include what the producers say will be in-depth conversations with those who knew her best as well as […]