One of the most heart rending tales of the second world war has to be that of The Diary of Anne Frank, the 13 year old Dutch girl who was forced into hiding with her family when the Nazi's occupied the country. BBC One have a new adaptation in the works that will be shown in the early part of 2008 across five consecutive nights.
The respected Deborah Moggach is writing the script and Anne will be played by young actress Ellie Kendrick. Anne Frank started to write her diary on her
13th birthday in June 1942 – just two weeks before she and her family were forced to go into hiding in Nazi occupied Holland.
Written from the cramped conditions of an annexe in her father's spice warehouse, Anne's poignant, feisty and often very funny account of her life over a two year period has become the most widely read piece of non-fiction apart from the Bible.
The cast also includes Iain Glen, Tamsin Greig, Felicity Jones and Lesley Sharp