Plot & Details
The Blonde Bombshell was a two-part miniseries based on the turbulent life and early death of British movie queen Diana Dors. The warts-and-all teleplay cast a merciless light upon Dors' troublesome relationship with her working-class family, her ofttimes futile efforts to be taken seriously as an actress and to escape the "sexpot" roles which had brought her fame, and her unhappy marriages, including her volatile union with future Family Feud emcee Richard Dawson. The story came to a tragic conclusion with Dors' death from cancer at age 52. Keeley Hawes appeared as the younger Diana, while Amanda Redman played the protagonist in the final stages of her life and career. Filmed in the digital widescreen process, The Blonde Bombshell was seen over London Weekend Television on April 26 and 27, 1999.