The clip, titled Sheikh in a Grocery Store, features Barker as a shopkeeper and Corbett as an Arabic man who cannot pronounce shopping items he wishes to buy
has apologised after a secondary school showed a “racist” Two Ronnies
sketch to parents.
The clip, titled “The Sheikh in the Grocery Store”, was played at a parents’ information evening at Archway School in Stroud, Gloucestershire.
The 1985 sketch features Ronnie Corbett, wearing dark makeup and an Arabic keffiyeh, mispronouncing the names of items on his shopping list.
As he enters the store, Ronnie Barker’s shopkeeper says: “Old Ali Baba’s a bit off course. Morning Abdul.”