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BBC confirms subject of tonight’s Panorama special episode

The BBC has confirmed the subject of a Panorama documentary airing tonight.

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BBC One has scheduled an hour-long episode of its investigative series to air at 9PM this evening (2 October).

Up until today, the BBC hadn’t announced the subject of the episode, leading to speculation about who or what it was all about.

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Listings information given to press simply read: “Special investigative documentary”.

It’s now been revealed the episode is titled “The Abercrombie Guys: The Dark Side of Cool” and will investigate “allegations of exploitation and abuse at the top of one of the biggest fashion brands in the US”.

Panorama special is on TV on Monday, 2 October at 9PM. You can also watch online via BBC iPlayer here.

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You’ll also be able to watch online via the BBC iPlayer.

It comes a week after Channel 4 broadcast a 90-minute special of its own investigative Dispatches, also keeping details secret until broadcast.

Ultimately the episode aired serious allegations against comedian Russell Brand, which he was quick to deny in a response posted to YouTube.

BBC’s Panorama is a long-running current affairs documentary program known for its in-depth investigative journalism. Since its debut in 1953, Panorama has covered a wide range of topics, from politics and social issues to international affairs and more.

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With a reputation for thorough research and compelling storytelling, the series has provided viewers with insightful and often hard-hitting reports on some of the most pressing issues of our time.

Recent investigations from the series have included exploring claims of bullying and body shaming at two of the UK’s top ballet schools, the youth vaping phenomenon and claims of harassment and bullying in Parliament.

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