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The ‘Death of a Princess’ film

In April 1980, a British television channel screened ‘Death of a Princess’ - a controversial docu-drama about the execution of a 19 year old Saudi princess along with her lover.

The story of one of the most controversial British television films ever made. In April 1980, British television channel ITV screened ‘Death of a Princess’ - a docu-drama about the execution of a 19-year-old Saudi princess along with her lover. Witness speaks to the film’s writer and director, Antony Thomas.

(Photo: Jeddah skyline. BBC copyright)

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