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by | 28th, July 2004

‘FORGET the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain and just hurry up and bring back the woman herself.

‘Old actors never die, we just lose some parts, dear boy’

In this age of rapid technological advancement and genetically modified miracles, it cannot be beyond reason to expect the Government to put its money where its mouth is and bring back our Di.

And do not doubt that it can be done. Just listen to the Guardian’s report that the previously dead Laurence Olivier is in the final stages of deworming.

The actor who gave his heart a rest 15 years ago is all set to feature as one of the headline stars in the new Paramount movie Sky Captain And The World of Tomorrow.

Along with Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow (both alive), Olivier – or what the paper calls “ an approximation to him” – will play the evil Dr Totenkopf, who, like all baddies, plans to take over the world.

While we bemoan the shortage of actors that necessitates bringing Olivier out of his retirement, we are interested to know if the same trick can be performed on Di?

Can she too be made virtually real again? Could she return to our TV screens, to support the Government’s road safety campaign or to open the Harrods sale?

Sadly, neither the Guardian nor the Times, which also carries this story, makes mention of the case for waking the Di.

It might be expensive to bring her back (it’ll cost fortune in hats and shows alone), but it’ll be cheaper than her fountain.

And, in a time of terrorism and war, can we afford not to..?’

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