Offence-takers have reacted with zealous fury after a story intended for children was seen to mock a story intended for adults.
Fireman Sam, a story about a make-believe hero who saves people, caused uproar by mistreating a page from the Koran, a story about a make-believe hero who saves people.
Although outdated in many ways, particularly in areas such as dress code and its attitude to women, Fireman Sam nonetheless remains popular with its followers.
“When I read that a frame from a programme I’ve never watched before could be seen as offensive, I immediately saw it as offensive,” explain professional offence-taker, Simon Williams.
“I mean, I wouldn’t call for his death or anything, but I think he should face suspension ahead of a disciplinary enquiry.
“If you don’t keep these stories up to date, people will stop believing in them.”
Channel 5 apologised for any offence that was about to be taken in this way, and urged the public not to share the video on social media.
The episode has been replaced on their website by a new one, entitled ‘Fireman Sam wears a tag and visits a deradicalisation workshop’.