BBC News financial current affairs strand The Money Programme has won a reprieve, but will relaunch in a new mid-week slot backed by a larger budget from the autumn, writes Tara

BBC News financial current affairs strand The Money Programme has won a reprieve, but will relaunch in a new mid-week slot backed by a larger budget from the autumn, writes Tara Conlan.

BBC 2 controller Jane Root has ordered a 28x30-minute run of the show, four fewer than previously. Instead of being presenter led and studio-based, The Money Programme will feature on-location interviews and a more modern on-air look.

The Money Programme editor Diarmud Jeffries said the new format would enable the programme to 'address stories in more depth and with greater impact.'