‘Top Gear’ in Falklands criticism

The BBC’s Top Gear has steered into new controversy after criticism that the crew are filming in Argentina using a car whose number plate appears to refer to the Falklands War.

The programme team are using a Porsche with the registration number H982 FKL, which some people locally have suggested could be seen to refer to the Falklands conflict, which took place in 1982.

However, show bosses have said the plate was merely a coincidence and was not chosen deliberately.

This year, the programme has had a number of difficulties, with one edition found to be in breach of watchdog Ofcom’s broadcasting code for the use of a racially-offensive term during a two-part special filmed in Burma.

Presenter Jeremy Clarkson apologised after un-broadcast footage emerged in which he appeared to use the n-word. He denied using the word.


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