NEW YORK – Here's a new angle on Princess Diana's life that hadn't been done yet - a pay-per-view TV séance to conjure up her "spirit."
And hosted by ex-Avengers star Patrick Macnee, no less.
The Spirit of Diana, will cost curious viewers $14.95 and will feature psychics, "spiritual intimates" and others trying to contact the otherworldly spirit of the late princess, killed in a Paris car crash in August 1997.
The show -- which airs March 9 -- includes live seances and interviews with, among others, the father of her boyfriend, Dodi al-Fayed, and Andrew Morton, who wrote the bestseller, Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words.
"Princess Diana asked me to tell the world about the real Princess Diana and not the person portrayed to the world," says Oonagh Shanley-Toffolo, described as England's "premier healer and spiritual intimate of the Princess." (She's also a former nun and was the Duke of Windsor's private nurse just before he died.)
The 90-minute broadcast will originate in London, with the live seances featuring psychics "who had regular and sometimes daily contact with the Princess," according to press materials.
Those psychics include Shanley-Toffolo, Craig and Jane Hamilton-Parker, Patricia Bankins and Penny Thornton.
"People who see our special will discover a whole new side of the great lady and the seances may provide yet more revelations about her and the royal entourage," says Paul Sharratt, who's directing the PPV special for Starcast Productions.
Among the questions the psychics are hoping to answer: Was Diana really in love with Dodi? Was she pregnant when she died? Does she have anything more to say to her loved ones?
The one-time-only TV "event" is being distributed by Associated Television International via iN DEMAND.
So what is Macnee's connection to Diana?
"He first met Princess Diana at the royal premiere of A View to a Kill, the James Bond thriller in which he co-starred," says the press release.