The BBC faces a new round of complaints about racial insensitivity over scenes filmed by Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse, just two weeks after Jeremy Clarkson was forced to apologise for his use of the n-word in a Top Gear out-take.

In a sketch for his show Harry & Paul: The Story of the Twos, Enfield mocks a young girl wearing a burka by putting her next to a boy dressed as Pingu, the animated penguin, during a sketch drawing lampooning Nordic Noir crime dramas such as The Killing.

Commenting on the issues raised at a preview screening earlier this month, Enfield said:

“I thought we had to have a Muslim person in it because they always have Muslims. All the Swedish programmes, they always have a Muslim. Why is there a Muslim in them?”

The show is scheduled to air on 25 May.


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