Britain’s Best Drives, BBC4, 5 May 2015: Finding by the Editorial Complaints Unit

Having arrived at Scarborough beach on his tour of Britain (in a series originally broadcast in 2009), Richard Wilson remarked that there were “quite a lot of people who look – how can I put this nicely? – like they really enjoy their food”. A woman who was identifiably in shot at this point complained that the remark had caused her distress.

The management of BBC Television had apologised to the complainant, removed the programme from iPlayer immediately and arranged for it to be appropriately edited. In the view of the ECU this sufficed to resolve the issue.