BBC admits to destroying files relating to Princess Diana’s bombshell interview

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BBC admits to destroying files relating to Princess Diana's bombshell interview


The BBC admits to destroying records relating to Princess Diana’s bombshell interview with Panorama – although it previously said there was no evidence it had done so

  • The BBC admitted to destroying documents relating to the Panorama interview
  • An access to information request requested documents relating to the interview
  • The BBC changed its response after the Sunday Mail disputed its response

The BBC has admitted to destroying documents relating to Princess Diana’s bombshell interview with Panorama – although it previously said there was no evidence it had done so.

The Mail on Sunday submitted an Freedom of Information request last year asking the Company to provide a list of all files relating to the controversial 1995 TV interview which had been destroyed since 2018. The BBC has replied, “No archived files have been destroyed since 2018, or earlier, with Panorama and Diana Princess of Wales in the title.

But he has now changed his position after the Security Ministry disputed his initial response and said the relevant documents in four different files had either been destroyed or “not retained.”

The BBC admitted to destroying documents relating to Princess Diana’s bombshell interview with Panorama – although it previously said there was no evidence it had done so

The Mail on Sunday submitted an Freedom of Information request last year asking the Company to provide a list of all files relating to the controversial 1995 TV interview that had been destroyed since 2018.

The Mail on Sunday submitted an Freedom of Information request last year asking the Company to provide a list of all files relating to the controversial 1995 TV interview that had been destroyed since 2018.

He said the documents, which were destroyed between 2004 and 2009, were “of little archival value” or “were duplications of other documents,” but he could not identify them “because they do not contain other information.” ».

Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen said: ‘Surely the BBC must know what documents it has destroyed or how does it know it has destroyed documents? They are evasive.

A BBC spokesperson said that a “more detailed search” had uncovered the additional information.

His admission came when it emerged that the license fee payers had to foot the legal bill of Martin Bashir, 58, who was accused of lying to get Diana’s interview.

The BBC said last night: “As per standard practice, we provide a capped contribution for legal support when former or current staff are required to participate. “

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