The BBC has conducted an internal review of Top Gear programme following the accusations of racism which were levelled at the BBC2 programme earlier this year.

The review was commissioned by BBC’s director of television Danny Cohen to enable the motoring show’s 30-strong production team to voluntarily express their views about the working culture of the show.

The review was designed to determine if an environment had developed in which racist language could have been deemed as appropriate.  

Broadcast understands that the review is complete and currently in the hands of Cohen.

Last week, Ofcom found Top Gear in breach of its broadcasting regulations for using a “pejorative racial term” in its Burma special episode on 16 March.

The regulator found programme host Jeremy Clarkson to have “deliberately” employed the offensive word “slope” to refer to an Asian man as well as the camber of a bridge that was built in the episode.

Ofcom said it would take no further action against the BBC, which reprimanded Clarkson in May after he appeared to use the N-word in off-air footage which was leaked to the Daily Mirror.