Britain's Blonde Bombshell

The Diana Dors Story

Honor Blackman pays tribute to actress and personality Diana Dors, otherwise known as Britain's Blonde Bombshell.

Born in 1931, Diana Fluck entered the acting profession at an early age after winning a modelling competition, and then became a trainee at J Arthur Rank's Company of Youth, otherwise known as the Rank Charm School.

Initially marketed as a home-grown sex symbol to rival Marilyn Monroe, her very public private life and some poor career choices compromised her success.

This programme traces her rise and demise, and her eventual acceptance into the hearts of the British public in the 1970s.

Episodes

First
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
2007011120070115
20071217 (R4)

The Diana Dors Story

Honor Blackman pays tribute to actress and personality Diana Dors, otherwise known as Britain's Blonde Bombshell.

Born in 1931, Diana Fluck entered the acting profession at an early age after winning a modelling competition, and then became a trainee at J Arthur Rank's Company of Youth, otherwise known as the Rank Charm School.

Initially marketed as a home-grown sex symbol to rival Marilyn Monroe, her very public private life and some poor career choices compromised her success.

This programme traces her rise and demise, and her eventual acceptance into the hearts of the British public in the 1970s.

2007011120070115
20071217 (R4)

The Diana Dors Story

Honor Blackman pays tribute to actress and personality Diana Dors, otherwise known as Britain's Blonde Bombshell.

Born in 1931, Diana Fluck entered the acting profession at an early age after winning a modelling competition, and then became a trainee at J Arthur Rank's Company of Youth, otherwise known as the Rank Charm School.

Initially marketed as a home-grown sex symbol to rival Marilyn Monroe, her very public private life and some poor career choices compromised her success. This programme traces her rise and demise, and her eventual acceptance into the hearts of the British public in the 1970s.

The Diana Dors Story

Honor Blackman pays tribute to actress and personality Diana Dors, otherwise known as Britain's Blonde Bombshell.

Born in 1931, Diana Fluck entered the acting profession at an early age after winning a modelling competition, and then became a trainee at J Arthur Rank's Company of Youth, otherwise known as the Rank Charm School.

Initially marketed as a home-grown sex symbol to rival Marilyn Monroe, her very public private life and some poor career choices compromised her success.

This programme traces her rise and demise, and her eventual acceptance into the hearts of the British public in the 1970s.

The Diana Dors Story

Initially marketed as a home-grown sex symbol to rival Marilyn Monroe, her very public private life and some poor career choices compromised her success. This programme traces her rise and demise, and her eventual acceptance into the hearts of the British public in the 1970s.

20071217

The Diana Dors Story

Diana Dors made a huge impact on postwar Britain, yet she lived in the shadow of Marilyn Monroe. Her story reflects a forgotten era of British actresses, a life in film and television plus a brief flirtation with music, but a private life fraught with failed marriages and poor career choices. A graduate of the Rank Organisation's Starlets, who was the real women behind the blonde bombshell image?