The BBC has announced an hour-long Panorama special to show next week, but has not said what the topic will be.
Normally, the broadcaster would publish the episode’s plot and title ahead of time, but this edition is cloaked in mystery, raising conjecture about what may be presented.
The clandestine procedures hint that the Panorama show may feature explosive claims, similar to the previous Dispatches segment in which Russell Brand was accused of emotional abuse, sexual assault, and rape.
Whatever the programme is about, viewers will be drawn in by their interest.
With that in mind, when will it air and how will you be able to see it?
When is the BBC’s new episode of Panorama airing?
Panorama is due to air on Monday night at 9pm.
The episode will run for an hour ahead of the 10 O’clock News.
How to watch Panorama
The episode will air on BBC One, where it regularly airs on Monday nights.
If you miss it, you’ll most likely be able to catch up on the BBC iPlayer, where episodes are generally available shortly after they air.
What is the subject of this week’s Panorama?
The BBC has kept this very much under wraps – with the episode synopsis saying only: ‘In-depth current affairs report covering a story behind the headlines.’
While the show is known for its hard-hitting investigative investigations, they are usually disclosed ahead of time, causing a social media frenzy, with suspicions circulating that it may be comparable to Channel 4’s recent Dispatches about Russell Brand.
Channel 4 did not provide information about the 90-minute show before it aired, but Brand gave a video statement ahead of time in which he revealed’very serious claims’ were being made against him and ‘totally’ refuted them.
At this point, however, there is no indication that Panorama is poised to reveal a comparable expose of any specific prominent figure or celebrity.
The show, which has been on the air since 1953, has addressed a wide range of topics over the years.
Notable episodes include its coverage of abuse in nursing homes, allegations of FIFA corruption, which aired three days before the results of the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were announced – and Martin Bashir’s infamous interview with Princess Diana, which was watched by nearly 23 million people when it aired in 1995.