Preview – Urban Myths: The Trial of Joan Collins

Urban Myths Joan Collins
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The star of Dynasty is the latest figure to be the subject of the Sky Arts comedy series.

Back in 1990, Joan Collins (Victoria Hamilton) was given a $1.2million advance from the American publishing company Random House to write a novel. Collins wrote the book, but it was considered by Random House to be “unreadable”.

As a result, Random House sued Collins, demanding the return of the advance they paid her, in a case that ended up being televised. This comedy drama reimages the events, with a few nods to the American soap opera that made her famous.

Urban Myths: The Trial of Joan Collins is on Sky Arts at 21.00.

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