Saturday 26 November 2022 10:08 PM BBC to release potentially explosive Martin Bashir emails after losing 18-month ... trends now

Saturday 26 November 2022 10:08 PM BBC to release potentially explosive Martin Bashir emails after losing 18-month ... trends now
Saturday 26 November 2022 10:08 PM BBC to release potentially explosive Martin Bashir emails after losing 18-month ... trends now

Saturday 26 November 2022 10:08 PM BBC to release potentially explosive Martin Bashir emails after losing 18-month ... trends now

BBC to release potentially explosive Martin Bashir emails after losing 18-month FOI battle Dossier of internal emails will reveal how Corporation bosses handled the issue The BBC has apologised for wrongly claiming that the documents did not exist  Follows information request submitted by investigative journalist Andy Webb

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The BBC will release potentially explosive documents about the Martin Bashir scandal next month after losing an 18-month freedom of information battle. 

The dossier of internal emails will reveal how Corporation bosses handled the controversy two years ago. 

Last night the BBC apologised for wrongly claiming the documents did not exist. 

The BBC will release potentially explosive documents about the Martin Bashir scandal next month after losing an 18-month freedom of information battle

The BBC will release potentially explosive documents about the Martin Bashir scandal next month after losing an 18-month freedom of information battle

The release threatens to reignite one of the BBC’s most humiliating episodes and torpedo director general Tim Davie’s attempts to draw a line under the affair. 

A devastating report by former Supreme Court Judge Lord Dyson last year detailed how Bashir weaved a web of deception to land his notorious 1995 Panorama interview with Princess Diana and ruled that the Corporation had covered up what it knew about his activities. 

Lord Dyson’s inquiry followed a decision by the BBC in October 2020 to finally release a 67-page dossier of memos and minutes from 1995 and 1996 indicating how it had hushed up the scandal. 

But investigative journalist Andy Webb – who first requested this information in 2007 – believed the BBC had not released all of its incriminating evidence and that its failures to investigate Bashir

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