One Panorama member has been suspended for the incident
The BBC has postponed an episode of Panorama and suspended an employee after a security consultant was allegedly offered a bribe for information, the broadcaster admitted.
The episode was billed as "an investigation into financial scandals that could wipe out people's life savings," but has now been shelved after a producer was accused of trying to buy information, according to the Times.
"In light of information received late in the production process of this film, the BBC decided to postpone broadcast," the BBC said in a statement.
"We are currently reviewing the facts.”
"As a result a member of the team has been suspended and a disciplinary procedure is under way."
The Times reported that producer Matthew Chapman emailed a security consultant working for Harlequin, the Caribbean property firm under investigation, describing himself as an award-winning Panorama producer.