Flowers laid by members of the public outside Kensington Palace after Dianas death. Photo: by Fiona Hanson/ PA
The drama, which appear in product with no prepare programme date, will be based around the stories of the four people a baby, a son, a partner and a lover whose lives are unconnected but momentarily cross over in the week following Dianas funeral at Westminster Abbey. The direct will be incorporated in Green Wings Tamsin Greig, Tuppence Middleton, who recently starred in the BBCs War and Peace, and Neil Morrissey. It will be directed by Peter Cattaneo, whose ascribes include Rev and The Full Monty.
Brock said he was compelledby the impact that extraordinary week had on all of us who remember it, whether royalist or not.
I wanted to explore the lives of four ordinary people and how they internalised their reminiscences of Diana in the aftermath of her death. The week following her fatal car disintegrate was a week like no other before. It propelled many of us into emotional states we rarely inspect, leaving us is accessible to brand-new insights and new ordeals.
Diana and I is categorically not a film written in memoriam. Its a occasion of what its like to be human both good and bad in the unexpurgated and improvisatory startle of real life.
Despite two decades transferring since her death, Diana persists present in the British consciousness. Prince Harry recently opened up the for the first time about the effects her fatality had on him, aged 12 when she died, and having to deal with his suffering in the public eye.
Patrick Holland, controller of BBC2, said: Dianas death wasnt precisely a tragedy for their own families; the nation responded with a collective sorrow which continues to be remarkable 20 years on. Jeremy Brocks emotionally layered drama involves with the lives of ordinary people whose stories play out against this extraordinary outburst of communal loss.
The drama has been commissioned by the BBCs brand-new head of drama, Piers Wenger, who moved from his enterprise as head of drama at Channel 4 to replace Polly Hill. Other new dramata commissioned by Wenger include modifications of The War of the Worlds by HG Wells and the Rumer Godden romance Black Narcissus, an examination of the scandal that wreaked down Radical leader Jeremy Thorpe, and Giri/ Haji, a thriller about a Tokyo detective who roams to London.
On Diana and I, Wenger said he cannot wait to see Jeremys vision brought to life on BBC2.
He included: Jeremy has written a deep emotional and impressionistic dialogue which examines the impact of the Princess of Wales shocking demise on four private individuals and on us all.
The BBC is not the only broadcaster currently dramatising the life and bequest of Diana. Ryan Murphys series Feud, on US TV network FX, will for its second season portray Charles and Dianas divorce, while Netflixs The Crown plans to chart the history of the royal family during the course of six seasons, with season four and five focusing on Diana.