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On 9 January 9th 2004, the BBC suspended broadcasts of the show when an article by Robert Kilroy-Silk
, published in the Sunday Express the previous April, was reprinted by the paper. The article sparked a row the second time around (having passed largely unremarked the first time) because of Kilroy-Silk's anti-Arab sentiments. The BBC said that the comments compromised its reputation for impartiality and said that the show would see out its run with guest presenters. See more
Referenced in Room 101: Episode #4.1