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The Wedding of the Century premieres on 15th July on BritBox UK

The Wedding of the Century premieres on 15th July on BritBox UK

A new feature-length documentary from Touchdown Films marks the 40th anniversary of Charles and Diana’s wedding, featuring beautifully restored high-definition film and exclusive interviews with those who worked behind the scenes

LONDON 15th June 2021, BritBox, the streaming service offering the largest collection of British boxsets will be premiering The Wedding of the Century on 15th July 2021. BritBox North America will be launching the documentary on 29th July 2021.

On July 29, 1981, a record 750 million people in 74 countries tuned in to see Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles exchange vows at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. At the time, video technology couldn’t quite capture the details in all of their glory, and all except for one media outlet captured the event on poor quality standard definition video tape.

British Movietone shot the ceremony on 35mm film, a format that is capable of being upgraded to today’s 4k resolution, and the footage has now been lovingly restored to a much clearer version than was ever thought possible. A highlight of this new version is the ability to see every detail down to the creases in Diana’s iconic gown as she steps out of the royal carriage.

This beautifully restored film is the jewel in the crown of a new feature-length documentary from Touchdown Films, which also includes never-before-heard anecdotes from the day and interviews with key insiders involved in planning the record-breaking event. These include the chief royal florist David Longman who met with Diana to create a bouquet fit for a princess, musical director Barry Rose who conducted the choir inside St. Paul’s Cathedral, Royal Navy head baker Dave Avery who met with Diana before spending 14 weeks creating the wedding cake, and royal photographer Kent Gavin who captured the ceremony inside St. Paul’s and whom Diana later chose to photograph Prince William’s christening.

Touchdown Films founder John Osborne said: “We are delighted to be working with BritBox on this new feature-length documentary that reframes one of the most iconic days in history like never before.”


About Touchdown Films

Launched in 2016 by acclaimed filmmaker and producer John Osborne, Touchdown Films are producers of high-quality, non-fiction content for audiences worldwide. Recent productions include the twelve-part factual series Photos That Changed the World for Sky History and the documentary special Apollo 8: The Mission That Changed the World for Discovery. For more information please visit
About BritBox UK

BritBox is a digital video subscription service created by the BBC and ITV. The service brings the very best in past, present and future British programming and award-winning content to viewers all in one place for £5.99 per month in HD. British TV boxsets from All 4 and British films from Film 4 are also available. The service includes high quality factual and entertainment content from Channel 5 plus original British comedies from Comedy Central UK. BritBox features the biggest collection of British content available on any streaming service, and brand new commissions for British production companies specifically created for BritBox. BritBox also offers expert curation and playlists that will enable viewers to easily find programmes they know and discover new favourites via web, mobile, tablet, connected TVs and streaming devices including Fire TV, Apple TV, Freesat & Chromecast. Content on BritBox can be downloaded