Topics: Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl, Otto Frank Pages: 4 (1328 words) Published: July 19, 2013
The Diary of Anne Frank (TV serial)
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The Diary of Anne Frank|
Genre| Historical drama|
Written by| Anne Frank (diary)
Deborah Moggach|
Directed by| Jon Jones|
Starring| Ellie Kendrick
Tamsin Greig
Geoff Breton
Iain Glen
Felicity Jones|
Country of origin| United Kingdom|
Original language(s)| English|
No. of episodes| 5|
Producer(s)| Elinor Day|
Running time| 150 min.|
Productioncompany(s)| Darlow Smithson Productions[1]|
Original channel| BBC One|
Original run| 5 January 2009 – 9 January 2009|
The Diary of Anne Frank is a BBC adaptation, in association with France 2, of The Diary of a Young Girl, written by Deborah Moggach.[2] It was shown from 5–9 January 2009 in five half-hour episodes.[3] Representatives of the BBC have said that they "hope [that] this drama will bring Anne [Frank] alive to viewers of all generations."[4] A DVD of the series was released on 12 January 2009. It also aired on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Public television in the United States on 11 April 2010, as part of its Masterpiece series.[5]The American broadcast was cut from 150 minutes to 100 and broadcast in one evening instead of over 5 evenings. 5 January[edit]

The series begins in June 1942, in wartime and Nazi occupied Amsterdam. Annelies Marie Frank, a teenage Jewish girl, is celebrating her 13th birthday - amongst her birthday presents, she is given a red diary. Days later, call up papers arrive for her 16-year-old sister Margot and her parents, Otto and Edith, decide to hasten their plan to go into hiding to ensure that the family do not get separated. The next morning, 6 July 1942, the Franks head to Otto's pectin and spice company. They proceed up to a Secret Annex at the back of the building. Only the trustworthy office staff, such as Miep Gies, know of their existence and have agreed to help...
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