Channel 4 has defended a dramatised documentary about the risk of Prince Harry being taken prisoner in Afghanistan after concerns from the head of the armed forces.
The station said The Taking of Prince Harry was “a serious journalistic examination of a current issue”.
The one-off programme is scheduled to be shown on Channel 4 on Thursday.
The Ministry of Defence has confirmed Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup wrote to Channel 4 chairman Lord Burns.
It has been reported that Sir Jock asked Channel 4 not to show the programme because of the distress it would cause to the families of service personnel.