• Synopsis
  • Reviews
  • Credits
  • Synopsis

    An eye-opening reminder of the human cost of the Nazi genocide, and the loss of a life barely begun.

    Five-part series. 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.

  • Reviews

    Wonderfully dramatized and quite beautifully acted. It is hugely heartening to begin a new year with a reminder that the BBC can still make fantastic, accessible drama.

    The Independent

    The BBC’s current adaptation of The Diary Of Anne Frank is nigh-on perfect. This beautifully rendered version will hopefully have a powerful impact on younger viewers and may well be shown in English classes for years to come. Sensitively written by Deborah Moggarch with help of course from Anne’s remarkably articulate yet unmistakably teenage diaries, it also boasts a collection of perfectly pitched performances from the likes of Iain Glen, Lesley Sharp, Nicholas Farrell and newcomer Ellie Kendrick in the lead role. I literally can’t fault this superior slice of television.

    The Glasgow Herald

    One of the best television series I’ve seen in a very long time. Ellie Kendrick is brilliant in the title role with fine support from Iain Glen and Tamsin Greig amongst others.

    Sunday Telegraph

    Run over five consecutive evenings and with a fine script by Deborah Moggarch with wonderfully nuanced performances from all concerned:Beautifully filmed with unobtrusive attention to detail, the series is instantly engrossing and thanks to the irrepressible voice of Anne, full of humour.

    The Observer

    It’s as close as you’ll get to a definitive version.

    The Guardian

    Jon Jones direction of this adaptation of Anne Frank’s timeless Second World War masterpiece doesn’t put a foot wrong.

    The Times

  • Credits

    Ellie Kendrick
    Anne Frank
    Iain Glen
    Otto Frank
    Tamsin Greig
    Edith Frank
    Felicity Jones
    Margot Frank
    Lesley Sharp
    Petronella Van Daan
    Ron Cook
    Hermann Van Daan
    Geoff Breton
    Peter Van Daan
    Nicholas Farrell
    Albert Dussel
    Kate Ashfield
    Miep Gies
    Tim Dantay
    Mr Kugler
    Roger Frost
    Mr Kleiman
    Mariah Gale
    Bep Voskuijl
    Jon Jones
    Deborah Moggach
    Elinor Day
    Charlie Mole