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Prince 'taken hostage' on TV show

Published 06/10/2010 | 10:44

Channel 4 will show a documentary based on what would happen if Prince Harry were taken hostage
Channel 4 will show a documentary based on what would happen if Prince Harry were taken hostage

Channel 4 is to show a "dramatised documentary" based on what would happen if Prince Harry were taken prisoner serving in Afghanistan.

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The 90-minute film, called The Taking of Prince Harry, features contributions from former hostages and intelligence experts.

It includes scenes showing the prince, played by actor Sebastian Reid, being held behind enemy lines while negotiations are carried out to free him.

Harry, younger son of the Prince of Wales, served in Afghanistan's Helmand province.

His presence in the country was hush-hush because of worries that he could become a Taliban target if it became widely known that he had been deployed.

He spent 10 weeks working as a forward air controller until his cover was blown on the internet. Harry was flown home in February 2008 when the secret was leaked.

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