BBC apologises over Brand and Ross calls

THE BBC today apologised to Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs for the “unacceptable and offensive” content of phone calls made to him by presenters Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand during a radio show.

THE BBC today apologised to Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs for the “unacceptable and offensive” content of phone calls made to him by presenters Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand during a radio show.

The popular pair left answer phone messages for the 78-year-old, who played waiter Manuel in the hit TV show, in which they said Brand had slept with his granddaughter and joked that Mr Sachs might kill himself as a result.

It came after Mr Sachs apparently did not answer his phone for an interview on Brand's Radio 2 show.

A BBC spokeswoman said today that the corporation had received a letter of complaint from Mr Sachs' agent and wished to “sincerely apologise.”

The spokeswoman called the content “unacceptable and offensive” and also apologised to listeners.

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