The Daily Mail is a racist paper, of course - it regularly kills positive stories when they turn out to involve black people, for instance, as Flat Earth News documents. But it's rare that they're so blatant about it.
This was supposed to be a representation of modern life in England but it is likely to be a challenge for the organisers to find an educated white middle-aged mother and black father living together with a happy family in such a set-up.
Almost, if not every, shot in the next sequence included an ethnic minority performer. The BBC presenter Hazel Irvine gushed about the importance of grime music (a form of awful electronic music popular among black youths) to east London. This multicultural equality agenda was so staged it was painful to watch.
I haven't read anything that made me want to punch the writer in the face that much for a while. Boyle's show seems to have pissed off the right people, at any rate. And isn't that what being English is all about?