Primark and BBC Panorama: the true story

BBC Panorama Primark verdict welcomed

In 2008, Primark was featured on the BBC TV Panorama programme: “Primark on the Rack”, which claimed to show three young boys being used to manufacture clothes sold in Primark. After three years, a lengthy investigation by Primark and a comprehensive review by the BBC Trust, the BBC Trust has confirmed that this footage was fabricated and should never have been broadcast. This website explains how this happened and what Primark had to do to expose this false claim and clear our name.

Please watch our video and feel free to share this website with your friends and family. For more background, you can also read company secretary Paul’s Lister’s comment piece in the Telegraph.

  • Timeline of events

  • Primark statement

  • Find out more

  • BBC apology

    BBC apology to Primark

  • Media enquiries

    If you are a journalist, blogger, educator or NGO and have any questions about our response to the Panorama programme, please get in touch.

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