In order to give the whole tale of the two police investigations into Princess Diana's death, one by the French Brigade Criminelle in 1997 and one by the Metropolitan Police in 2004, Channel 4 has commissioned Sandpaper Films to produce a four-part documentary. Because for some bizarre reason, they think that we need yet more documentaries on the death of Princess Diana.
When Princess Diana died in a vehicle accident in 1997, it startled the entire world and sparked a discussion over how and why she passed away. Investigating Diana: Death in Paris will examine how both investigations struggled to distinguish reality from speculative elements thanks to its exclusive access to the top investigators on both sides of the English Channel, many of whom are speaking for the first time. In the series, we'll see how detectives followed every clue while dodging faulty memories and dubious witnesses. It will also look at how the public's insatiable thirst for information led to unprecedented media coverage and the growth of online chat rooms, where rumours about the "true reason" of Diana's death became one of the first internet phenomena to go global.
Told as a gripping and forensic police procedural, the series will explore how powerful individuals, the press and the internet created and fuelled conspiracy theories that overwhelmed facts and called into question the very nature of truth.
I hope that no one watches this, and TV channels will stop using the death of a Princess just to get ratings.