Video: BBC London staff spoof the conflict in the MidEast

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    Johnnie
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    Johnnie
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    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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    bbc World Fan
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    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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    jonn0boy
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    I thought it was slightly amusing, but maybe a tad disrespectful.

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

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

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