Panorama episode was due to expose financial scandals

The programme was scheduled for Monday.

The episode of Panorama cut after a producer was believed to have tried to bribe a security consultant for information was due to look into financial scandals, according to The Times.

The Radio Times described Monday's programme as "an investigation into financial scandals that could wipe out people's life savings, including a £250 million Caribbean rental-home development scheme".

The programme looked into a developer of Caribbean luxury homes, but the BBC decided to pull it last Thursday after the firm complained, according to reports.