The show was marred by technical difficulties for the first 10 minutes, according to disgruntled viewers.
And when the channel finally came back, the sound wasn’t working.
A voiceover read: “Well I’m sorry we have a problem bringing Panorama to you tonight, we’ll try to get it to you ASAP. ”
A few minutes later the voice came back to say, ‘You are watching BBC One, and unfortunately tonight we have a major technical problem, please be indulgent with us, as I keep saying we are trying to fix it.
“And as soon as we can, we’ll be back here with you. “
A third commented, “Bbc Panorama .. No .. Yeah .. No .. Play weird music .. ok Garden Rescue .. ok no .. an old Panorama episode .. oh no .. the episode works well .. oops No sound.
The show eventually returned, but viewers were furious that they had missed much of the show.
As the documentary covered President-elect Biden, some viewers blamed Donald Trump for the blunder, predicting he was the cause.
The BBC later released a statement which read: “Unfortunately, major technical issues have delayed the launch of Panorama tonight.
“The BBC One program is now 5 minutes late – we apologize to viewers for the disruption. “