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Director general and head of news intervened over report on charities' investment policies, which was postponed in October

A controversial BBC Panorama investigation into charities including Comic Relief is set to be broadcast in early December following interventions by the corporation's director general and director of news.

The programme, which was at the centre of a row that drew in BBC director general Tony Hall in October after it was postponed, is expected to air on Tuesday 10 December.

Hall's personal pre-transmission intervention in the BBC1 current affairs documentary was prompted by claims that a string of executives had ruled themselves out of taking decisions about the programme, as a result of the BBC's longstanding ties with Comic Relief.

The Panorama charities documentary could have caused embarrassment for the BBC if it had aired in the run-up to Children in Need, which took place this year on 15 November, and had »

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