Drama about Prince Harry to go ahead

Drama about Prince Harry to go ahead

 
Britain’s Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup urged the broadcaster not to show the programme that examines what would happen if the 26-year-old third-in-line to the British throne was to be captured while serving on the Afghan frontline.

In a letter to Channel 4 Chairman Lord Burns, the Chief of Defence Staff argued that the 90-minute programme, The Taking of Prince Harry, would be distressing for service families and might undermine morale by detailing how the UK government approaches hostage negotiations.

But, a Channel 4 spokeswoman said the programme would be aired as planned on Thursday, the Daily Express reported. She said: “We have written to Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup replying to his concerns. The film is rooted in expert testimony and is a serious journalistic examination of a current issue.”