(May 12, 2011) Why was Diana not taken straight to the hospital?
The outrage generated by the announcement that "Unlawful Killing" -- my film about the inquest into the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed -- is to be screened in Cannes today has been so heated that I'm fully expecting the phone to ring, and my daughter Lily to say to me: 'Dad, what have you been up to this time? Are you halfway between East Ham and Upney? Are you Barking?"
I've even been attacked in this newspaper by the redoubtable A.N. Wilson, who expressed utter contempt for anyone who believes that Diana's death might have been anything other than an accident.
That struck me as odd, because I'm an avid reader of his work, and remember that on September 8, 2009, while reviewing the memoirs of Michael Mansfield QC (the barrister who represented Mohamed Al Fayed at the inquest), he wrote: 'Mansfield has persuaded me that, as a matter of fact, there is something extremely fishy about the death of Princess Diana in the Paris underpass.