Panorama reporter Paul Kenyon met Col Gaddafi's son Saadi at his private zoo, where he keeps lions.
He denied an eyewitness claim he personally ordered soldiers in Benghazi to shoot at unarmed demonstrators.
Panorama: Fighting Gaddafi
BBC One, Monday, 21 March at 2030 GMT and then available in the UK on the
Gaddafi son 'gave order to shoot'