The Blonde Bombshell

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The Blonde Bombshell
Also known as Blonde Bombshell: The Diana Dors Story
Genre Drama
Based on Dors by Diana by Diana Dors
Written by Ted Whitehead
Directed by Robert Bierman
Starring Amanda Redman
Keeley Hawes
Rupert Graves
Gary Webster
Barnaby Kay
Larry Lamb
Josephine Butler
Composer(s) Colin Towns
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 2
Executive producer(s) Laura Mackie
Jo Wright
Producer(s) Trevor Hopkins
Running time 200 mins (excluding adverts)
Production company(s) LWT
Original network ITV
Picture format 16:9
Audio format Stereo
Original release 26 April (1999-04-26) – 27 April 1999 (1999-04-27)

The Blonde Bombshell was a two-part mini-series based on the life and death of actress Diana Dors. It was produced by LWT for ITV, and was first shown on 26 and 27 April 1999.[1] Keeley Hawes played Dors during her early career (1945–1960) and Amanda Redman during her later years (1965–1984).

Diana Dors' son, Mark, claims that the series got the story wrong, and offers a different portrayal of his mother.[2]


Eddie Gibb of the Sunday Herald wrote "This is a sad story badly told."[3]


  1. ^ "The-Blonde-Bombshell - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes -". 1 November 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
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  3. ^ "The blonde bombs". 25 April 1999. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 

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