BBC POSTPONE PANORAMA SPECIAL ABOUT BASHIR'S INTERVIEW WITH DIANA

The BBC has postponed an episode of its current affairs series Panorama, which was due to investigate journalist Martin Bashir's 1995 interview with Diana, Princess of Wales.



The film was due to air on Monday 17th May at 7:35pm on BBC One, but the BBC say it has been postponed due to a "significant duty of care issue".


Panorama was expected to examine claims that Martin Bashir used fake bank statements to convince Diana to do the interview.


Martin left the BBC last week on health grounds. Speaking on Friday, BBC's deputy director of news Jonathan Munro said: "He let us know of his decision last month, just before being readmitted to hospital for another surgical procedure on his heart...


"Although he underwent major surgery toward the end of last year, he is facing some ongoing issues and has decided to focus on his health. We wish him a complete and speedy recovery."


No new air date has been set, and replacement programming has not been announced.


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