E! buys 'Diana's Last Day'


E! Entertainment Television has acquired exclusive U.S. rights to the ITV-commissioned documentary "Diana's Last Day," which tells the story of the last 24 hours in the life of Princess Diana.

E! is planning to air the one-hour special at 8 p.m. Aug. 26 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Princess of Wales' death on Aug. 31, 1997.

"Diana's Last Day," which features never-before-seen footage and photographs, is based on facts and personal accounts of the princess' last day leading up to her death in Paris' Alma tunnel. The docu explores unanswered questions including the role of the paparazzi in her car crash and the status of her relationship with Dodi Al Fayed, who was also killed in the crash.

New interviews completed for the documentary include the French paparazzi who were arrested on suspicion of causing Diana's death, Jacques Langevin and Nikola Arsov; British royal reporter James Whitaker; Diana's former security chief, Ken Wharfe; the princess' former equerry, Patrick Jephson; and U.K. tabloid figures Phil Hall, Arthur Edwards, Ken Lennox and Steve Wood.

The special was produced by Scarlet TV and acquired from Target Entertainment.