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Crisis

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Two-part documentary. Steve Hewlett examines the controversial methods Mark Bolland used to rebuild Prince Charles's public image after Princess Diana's death.

Written and presented by Steve Hewlett, the series is told principally through the first-hand testimony of those who were there: ex-royal advisors, editors, photographers, journalists, royal correspondents - and an enormously rich archive.

This episode examines how, after the tragic death of Princess Diana, Prince Charles hired a new type of royal press advisor in the form of spin doctor Mark Bolland. Then director of the Press Complaints Commission, Bolland got to work rebuilding Prince Charles's public image.

His main challenge was to create a degree of public acceptance for the by now non-negotiable Camilla Parker Bowles, but his controversial methods were not popular amongst other royals and courtiers.

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Tue 24 Mar 2015 00:50

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Steve Hewlett
Writer Steve Hewlett
Executive Producer Steve Hewlett
Executive Producer Rachel Crellin
Producer Christopher Walker

Broadcasts

  • Thu 19 Feb 2015 21:00
  • Tue 3 Mar 2015 23:20
  • Tue 3 Mar 2015 23:50
  • Tue 24 Mar 2015 00:20
  • Tue 24 Mar 2015 00:50

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