Diana (British TV series)
|Written by||Andrew Davies|
|Directed by||David Tucker (eps. 1-5) |
Richard Stroud (eps. 6-10)
|Starring||Kevin McNally |
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Running time||55 min|
|Original release||12 January –|
15 March 1984
It follows the intersecting but very different lives of Jan Leigh (Kevin McNally), a poor but studious young country lad and Diana Gayelorde-Sutton (Jenny Seagrove), the equally single minded daughter of a rich landowner, from the 1920s through to post-war Britain. The early story revolves around the class mismatch between the pair; the besotted Jan attempts to elevate his status through hard work and the more aloof Diana attempts to keep her affections in check and pursue her own goals.
The complete series of ten episodes is available on DVD in the UK through Simply Media.
Broadcast Thursday evenings on BBC1 at 9:25pm, except Episode 10, broadcast at 9:35pm. Produced by Ken Riddington.