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Detectives angry over 'EastEnders' plot

22 February 2010 12:50 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Detectives have criticised BBC soap EastEnders for the way police were portrayed in the recent 'Who Killed Archie?' storyline. Over the past few weeks, the show's fans have seen Dci Jill Marsden (Sophie Stanton) and DC Wayne Hughes (Jamie Treacher) chatting to locals while investigating the murder case. Meanwhile, Hughes was also seen accepting a bribe from Jack Branning (Scott Maslen). Real-life detectives have now claimed that the scenes were "damaging" to their profession and "irritatingly inaccurate", The Daily Telegraph reports. Alan Kalbfell, a Detective Inspector with the City of London Police who speaks on behalf of the National Detectives Forum, commented: "It is frustrating to see our trade portrayed in such a bad manner. "EastEnders is watched by a broad range of people, from young to old, and they (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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