The Diary of Anne Frank (2009): S01E04 – June 1943


Introduction

The Diary of Anne Frank is a BBC adaptation, in association with France 2, of The Diary of a Young Girl originally written by Anne Frank and adapted for television by Deborah Moggach.

Outline

It is June 1943 and Anne is dreaming about her fourteenth birthday party. Suddenly she wakes up and remembers she is in the annex. Her family give her whatever they can, but the only present that really excites her is a bar of chocolate.

Also, the families are wearing out their clothes and don’t have the money to replace them. In fact, the van Daans have little money left and argue about whether they should sell Mrs van Daan’s fur coat. Otto measures Anne and Margot against the wall and finds that Anne has grown three inches in the last year. They learn on BBC radio of the capitulation of Italy (September 1943).

Anne is growing into a young woman and is amazed by the changes happening to her body and emotions. Her periods have started and she is becoming aware of her feminine sexuality. She has even started to look differently at Peter. When Peter comes up to the attic she tells him that she sees him differently now and apologises for having teased him in the past. He invites her to accompany him down to the warehouse to collect the potatoes. However, one day on his potato run, Peter forgets to unlock the front doors, forcing the employees to break in. Later, in response to her feelings, Anne writes her parents a hurtful letter.

The Diary of Anne Frank Series

You can find a full index and overview of The Diary of Anne Frank here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 08 January 2009.
  • Running Time: 30 minutes.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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