Catherine Tate is doing a Christmas special for BBC this year. The show has already sparked some outrage from the Muslim community.
The episode is named ‘Nanger Management.’ She has to attend anger management workshops after attacking a blind charity worker.
As a Muslim man enters the class Nan tells everyone: ‘Alright, no sudden movements. If this one has got anger problems we’re all in trouble. I think we all just stay calm.’
He then reveals he is just the caretaker of the building and Nan replies: ‘Thank God for that. That was close.’
Birmingham Central Mosque chairman Mohammed Afzal told the Daily Star: ‘This is insulting in the current climate. People will not find this funny.
‘It is tarnishing Muslims with the same brush as terrorists. It’s disgusting.’
A spokesman for the Islamic Centre of England said: ‘This is very sensitive issue and will not be taken in a favourable way.
It can just add unnecessarily to the problems.’
However, a BBC spokesman has come to Nan’s deference and said: ‘Nan is a comedy character well known to BBC audiences for her outrageous views, language and behaviour.
Her views do not hold accord with a more enlightened world as the programme makes clear.’