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showbiz: Opus accuses BBC.

Byline: Anuji Varma & Roz Laws

CONTROVERSIAL Catholic group Opus Dei has complained to the BBC about crime drama Waking The Dead.

Two episodes of the series, aired last weekend, featured devotees of the religious group taking part in a gruesome double murder.

Opus Dei has branded the episodes "defamatory" and accused the BBC of breaking religious guidelines by depicting its members as "murderers, thieves and adulterers".

The BBC has said that it has yet to receive an official complaint. "If and when we do, it will be dealt with using the usual procedure," said a spokesman.

Opus Dei, of course, also got a good kicking in blockbuster movie The Da Vinci Code, based on the Dan Brown bestseller.
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Jan 28, 2007
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