Video: BBC London staff spoof the conflict in the MidEast

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Post by TV Newsroom » Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:23 pm

Members of the BBC London news team today face a grilling from senior bosses after they filmed a spoof video making light of the conflict in the Middle East.

The film, a skit on Peter Kay's (Is This The Way To) Amarillo? was made to mark the departure of assistant editor Simon Torkington who is going to the news channel Al-Jazeera International in Qatar with his wife, former ITV news anchor Shiulie Ghosh.

The joke video was shown at a private leaving party for Torkington "Storky" - last week. But a copy has been leaked to the Standard by a BBC insider angry that licence fee payers' cash was used to make a "tasteless" skit that could cause offence to Muslims.

BBC London journalists, including transport correspondent Andrew Winstanley and reporter Sarah Harris, are seen singing a spoof version of the hit song in tea towel head dresses and fake Arabstyle beards, to a video backdrop featuring real-life news footage of missile launchers, tanks and soldiers in gas masks


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Post by Buletin Utama » Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:47 pm

I didn't care for the video.

I don't even know who anyone in the video is.

I found it to be really rude!

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Post by xxx » Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:51 am

I thought it was slightly amusing, but maybe a tad disrespectful.

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Post by squareeyes » Sat Sep 16, 2006 7:06 pm

jonn0boy wrote:I thought it was slightly amusing, but maybe a tad disrespectful.

Typical BBC public schoolboy mentality....not even remotely fact, just cringe-worthy.

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