Diary of Anne Frank to be dramatised on BBC

December 3, 2008

BBC One will be showing a brand new adaptation of The Diary Of Anne Frank in the first week of January starring Tamsin Greig, Lesley Sharp, Ian Glen and Ellie Kendrick.

The drama will be in five parts stripped across a week at 7pm starting on January 5.

It has been adapted by Deborah Moggach and has been made by Darlow Smithson. The BBC has liaised directlly with the Anne Frank Trust, the Anne Frank Fonds and the Anne Frank Museum to ensure absolute authenticity. All have highly praised the adaptation.

A BBC spokesperson noted: "The rights to the actual Diary only come up rarely — this is the first time in over 20 years. It is also the first adaptation to include the version of the diary that was updated a few years ago".

Last updated: 7:17pm, December 3 2008