It brought calls in some quarters for its public funding to be scrapped entirely,not the best thing for the channel given its precarious financial situation.
Of course the other problem the channel has will be topping that in 2009.
Here's a suggestion from Tom Harris MP
Having offended so many people in one fell swoop, who can they book for the
Christmas Day 2009 slot who will offend even more people? Assuming Osama bin
Laden’s agent still isn’t passing on messages, who can they get? Peter