Well, Brand's now resigned from the BBC, and it's causing a major scandal over here.
The Boss of Radio 2 has now resigned as a result - story
Many people are taking issue with that fact that the complaints aren't from regular listeners to the show - but that shouldn't matter - they clearly crossed the line, and have offended and distressed many people in the name of 'comedy'.
The second most important issue here, I feel is that it was done with license fee money - which is often a sticking point in the first place, and many people don't like having to pay millions in wages for these 'cutting edge comedians' as they're called.
EDIT: We do have relevant harassment laws, but Mr. Sachs' family has yet to decide whether to press charges.