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Ban Spartacus orgy filth, says DUP MLA

A DUP MLA has called for a controversial TV series featuring extreme violence and explicit sex scenes to be banned from UK TV.

Spartacus, which is based on the world of gladiators in the Roman Empire, is so rude that campaigners are trying to block it from British screens.

The TV series features full-frontal nudity, extreme violence and explicit scenes of orgies.

Last night DUP Assembly Member Mervyn Storey added his voice to calls for the series to be banned in the UK.

“We have been fast going beyond the realms of taste and this series will further plunge us into the abyss,” he said.

“I have grave concerns about the content of much of our TV viewing, and this is something which I believe should not be on our airwaves.”

MediaWatch UK, the lobby group campaigning for higher standards in broadcasting, believes Spartacus should not be broadcast, even late at night.

“We can no longer ignore the fact that what viewers see on television has an impact on society,” said director Vivienne Pattison.

The series pulled in more than a million viewers in America, and has already been snapped up by Australian, Canadian and Dutch networks.

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