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Cartoon chiefs make grovelling apology after Fireman Sam character is shown standing on page of the Koran
by Matt Hunter
The makers of Fireman Sam have 'apologised unreservedly' after an episode showed a character standing on a page of the Koran.
Eagled-eyed viewers claim the episode 'Troubled Waters' of the children's television classic is Islamophobic because it showed bumbling character 'Elvis' disrespecting the Muslim holy book.
Channel 5, which aired the episode last month, has removed it from its online catch-up service.
HIT Entertainment, the producer of the programme, apologised and said it was cancelling its contract with the Chinese animation studio responsible for making the scenes.
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