Documentary airs after winning legal battle

TONIGHT, a BBC Scotland documentary airs after having survived a legal challenge to prevent its broadcast – or at least the broadcasting of some of its content.

But for The Billion Pound Bank Robbery to air, the BBC first had to win a legal battle with an organisation featured in the investigation.

But the judge at the Court of Session in Edinburgh, Lord Bracadale, rejected an application for an interdict and ruled the programme could be shown.

Following an indication there would be an appeal, the BBC Scotland agreed not to show the programme – on its intended transmission date, earlier this year – while a possible appeal was pending.

However, the deadline set by the Court, for the grounds of appeal to be lodged, lapsed and so BBC Scotland has decided to transmit the documentary – and in its original form.

It is being shown on BBC One, from 7pm.