Dear Diary (2010– )
Edwina Currie helps Rory Bremner discover more about celebrated diarist Samuel Pepys. View Programme information.

Director:

Sharon Adam

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
Jonathan Aitkin Jonathan Aitkin ... Himself
Tony Benn Tony Benn ... Himself
Gyles Brandreth Gyles Brandreth ... Himself
Rory Bremner Rory Bremner ... Himself
Craig Brown Craig Brown ... Himself
Jane Clark Jane Clark ... Herself
Edwina Currie Edwina Currie ... Herself
Simon Garfield Simon Garfield ... Himself
Pen Hadow Pen Hadow ... Himself
Ben Saunders Ben Saunders ... Himself
Claire Tomalin ... Herself
Ion Trewin Ion Trewin ... Himself
Victoria Wood ... Herself
Edit

Storyline

Rory Bremner asks what diaries can offer to history. What makes a diary almost as famous as the events it describes? Rory takes polar explorer Pen Hadow to see the extraordinary last diary of Captain Scott, an emotional experience for the adventurer. A boat trip on the Thames reveals Edwina Currie's passion for another former MP, Samuel Pepys. He wrote in secret and in shorthand, seemingly to prevent anyone ever reading his now-famous journal, but who better than Edwina to appreciate the impact of a political diarist with a colourful private life? A trip to Kent to visit Jane Clark at Saltwood Castle sees Rory get an exclusive peek at the original Alan Clark diaries. There's more rummaging through the archives in Sussex when Rory spends time at the biggest collective diary project ever undertaken. Victoria Wood, who he meets there, was inspired by one of the wartime Mass-Observation diarists, Nella Last, to create the Bafta-winning Housewife 49. Contributors include Claire Tomalin, ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

official site

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2010 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Housewife, 49 (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed