A one-hour celebration of Anais Nin’s ground-breaking diaries, this special programme brings the influential author’s voice to the fore in a way not seen before on television. Shivani Kapur and Lucy Cohu star as Anais in dramatisations of different periods of her life, while Alix Wilton Regan plays the young polar-necked reporter, Leah, who helps uncover Nin’s story. The drama is punctuated with commentary from high- profile fans, such as writer and broadcaster Rowan Pelling. Fascinating and racy, this documentary brings her work to life for a whole new generation.
User Reviews: My only other visual experience of Nin,s life is the movie Henry and June, one of my all time favorite movies. Having this mostly documentary approach was interesting. Yes, every time someone said Anice instead of Anais, it hurt my teeth like someone running nails across a chalkboard. But it was otherwise an hour of summarizing her life and impulses, and I found it usefully informative.