BBC to show Diana tribute concert

Marc Shoffman December 22, 2006
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The BBC has been chosen to be the UK broadcast partner for next summer’s Concert For Diana which Princes William and Harry are organising for 1 July 2007.

Princes William and Harry recently unveiled plans for a Concert for Diana, to celebrate their mother’s life, as well as a memorial service on August 31 2007.

Director of BBC Vision Jana Bennett and Director of BBC Audio Music Jenny Abramsky said: “We’re thrilled that Princes William and Harry have decided to work with us – the event will be broadcast live on BBC One and BBC Radio 2 – as well as online – and will be a real highlight for the whole of the UK this summer.”

Peter Fincham, Controller, BBC One, added: “This is a key event for the British public this summer, and I am delighted that BBC One has been asked to broadcast it into the nation’s living rooms.”

Lesley Douglas, Controller, Radio 2, said: “This promises to be not only a brilliant concert but also a really important one. I am delighted that Radio 2 has been given the opportunity to reflect the event across its output.”

Confirmed performers so far include Sir Elton John, Duran Duran and Joss Stone. The Spice Girls are also rumoured to be considering an appearance.

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