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BBC1 to air Panorama special one week on from the Manchester terror attack

Journalist Tina Daheley will present Manchester Attack: Terror at the Arena this Monday

Published: Friday, 26th May 2017 at 11:30 am

The BBC's investigative documentary series Panorama will broadcast a special programme on the Manchester terror attack this Monday, a week on from the attack at the Manchester Arena that left 22 people dead.


The documentary, Manchester Attack: Terror at the Arena, will be presented by BBC journalist Tina Daheley and will air at 8.30pm this Monday 29th May, replacing a repeat of Would I Lie to You? on BBC1.

"One week on from the atrocity at the Manchester Arena, Tina Daheley reports on the attack targeted on the audience of thousands of young and teenage girls as they left a pop concert," a preview from the BBC reads.

"She hears from concert attenders and parents, and investigates the community context and the extremist Islamist links behind the mass murder committed by the suspected suicide bomber, a 22 year old man born of Libyan parents in the city."

The documentary is one of a number of changes to the schedules following the horrific attack in Manchester last Monday. The BBC has rescheduled its planned party leader debates as a result of the postponement of election campaigning, while BBC2's live coverage of the Great Manchester Run this Sunday will now air on BBC1 from 12.30pm.

This weekend's episode of Doctor Who has also been edited slightly to remove a reference to terrorism following the events of last Monday.


The BBC's new primetime drama Broken starring Sean Bean was also pulled from the schedules, and will now begin this Tuesday 30th May.


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