Diana (TV series)

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For the US TV series starring Diana Rigg, see Diana (U.S. TV series).

Diana is a British television drama series first broadcast by the BBC in 1984. It was adapted by Andrew Davies from two R. F. Delderfield novels.

It follows the intersecting but very different lives of Jan, a poor but studious young country lad and Diana, the equally single minded daughter of a rich landowner, from the 1920s through to post-war Britain. The early story revolves around the class mismatch between the pair; the besotted Jan attempts to elevate his status through hard work and the more aloof Diana attempts to keep her affections in check and pursue her own goals.

Unusually, despite a generally warm reception and a host of stars – including Jenny Seagrove, Kevin McNally and a young Patsy Kensit – it has never been repeated on the BBC and was only made available for purchase commercially in 2015.

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