Wednesday, November 30, 2016


The accepted history of the Panorama interview with Princess Diana is that the difficult bit was keeping it a secret from BBC Chairman Duke Hussey, who was married to one of The Queen's Ladies-in-Waiting.

Now Steve Hewlett, editor of Panorama at the time, has revealed the bigger problem. “The hardest thing was to keep it from Alan Yentob (then controller of BBC One). Everybody knew that if Yentob got the faintest whiff of it, it would be everywhere.”

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