Just in case you miss this in the comments box I thought I 'd repeat it here, it is from one of our parishioners who works in TV. She reminded me that the BBC News actually carried a trailer for this programme as if it was News.
It is very important that people write to the BBC and complain if they are dissatisfied with the Panorama programme or in fact with any of the other programmes on the BBC. The BBC (and all the terrestrial broadcasters) take complaints and comments very seriously particularly as it is generally believed that each comment received from the public represents the opinions of 100,000 other people. Each comment will be dealt with individually and possibly followed up by OFCOM. Personally, my major grievance with the Panorama programme is not the editorial content of the actual programme but the exploitative tactics used by the BBC to promote the programme. I think it's unconscionable that any broadcaster is permitted to promote a programme in mainstream news bulletins under the banner of 'genuine' news. Unlike the accepted editorial bias of the newspapers, I believe it is imperative that news coverage on television remains neutral and objective. For what it’s worth, I don’t believe that the BBC is anti-Catholic, I think it is just another pitiful example of the lengths that a public funded broadcaster will go to, to produce sensationalist programmes in a bid to win the ratings war. The only good news I can give you is that the new episode of Cracker on ITV1 on Sunday night got 8.1 million viewers and Panorama only got 2.5 million.