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Martin Bashir: Panorama broadcast of BBC journalist’s interview with Princess Diana delayed | UK News

The broadcast of a BBC investigation into Martin Bashir’s 1995 interview with Princess Diana will be delayed.

The broadcaster said the investigation, which was to be broadcast as a Panorama program, was postponed due to a “significant due diligence issue”.

It was due out on BBC One on Monday, but will now take place.

A new release date has yet to be confirmed.

Martin Bashir with the BAFTA award he won for best talk show after Panorama interview with Diana
Martin Bashir won the BAFTA award for best talk show after Panorama’s interview with Diana

Bashir, who was the editor of the society’s religion, left the BBC earlier this week for health reasons.

He was gravely ill from the aftermath of COVID-19.

In a message to staff, BBC deputy news director Jonathan Munro said: “He told us about his decision last month, just before being readmitted to hospital for another surgery. on his heart.

“Although he underwent major surgery late last year, he faces persistent issues and has decided to focus on his health.

“We wish him a full and speedy recovery.”

Bashir interviewed the Princess of Wales while working as a journalist for the Panorama program in the 1990s.

An investigation by Lord Dyson into how Bashir landed his 1995 interview has come to an end and a BBC spokesman said the results would be released “very soon”.

The former master of the roles and head of civil justice was asked to review what led to the show, which featured Diana saying, “Well there were three of us in this marriage so it was a bit crowded. . “

Diana talks to Panorama presenter Martin Bashir in 1995
Diana talks to Panorama presenter Martin Bashir in 1995

Late last year, after her announcement, her son Prince William hailed the launch of the investigation, saying it “should help establish the truth behind the actions” that led his mother to participate.

His brother, Prince Harry, is also believed to have supported the investigation.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-16 12:54:00