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A vintage Panorama month for BBC Scotland's Investigations Unit

BBC Scotland's Investigations Unit is set to produce the majority of the Panorama films during March.

The department whch produces a range of investigations and documentaries for television and radio is scheduled to provide three films for the Panorama strand over the next four weeks

First up will be an investigation into the banking crisis. What Happens After Sorry? on 2 March will focus on the leadership of RBS which was brought to the brink of collapse during the economic meltdown.

With contributions from banking insiders, city analysts and legal experts, the programme investigates what went wrong at the bank and who is to blame.

Later in the month, another Panorama coming out of BBC Scotland investigates the effectiveness of the system of seizing the assets of criminals.

There is also an hour-long investigation - the first 60-minute special from BBC Scotland for Panorama - planned for transmission at the end of March.

Marcus Ryder, Editor, Investigations, BBC Scotland, said: "BBC Scotland has been a long-time contributor to the Panorama strand and the screening of three of our films over a month is a testament to the quality of the work from the teams in the department."

Previous Panorama films from BBC Scotland include include Margo: I'll Die When I Want To, The Return Of The Secret Policeman, NHS Postcode Lottery: It Could Be You and Prisons Unlocked.

The Investigations Unit also produces programmes for Radio Scotland's weekly strand The Investigation, television documentaries for BBC Scotland Investigates and editions of The Money Programme.

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