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Travolta's 'anger' at BBC

Metro, 16 May 2007

John Travolta was apparently so angry about a BBC documentary on Scientology that he personally called Director General Mark Thompson to complain.

But the Hollywood A-lister, who has been a Scientologist since 1975, didn't get to vent his thoughts about Monday night's Panorama programme because Mark couldn't take the call, the Telegraph reports.

A Beeb insider told the paper: "Travolta phoned Thompson's office in order to make his feelings clear about the way Scientology was investigated by the programme's reporter John Sweeney. The D-G was not available to take the call, and has not found the time to return it either."

A BBC spokesman added that John's concerns were dealt with by someone else.

The controversial programme followed reporter John as he met former members and critics of the Church of Scientology and questioned celebrity Scientologists.

Permission to use footage of members including Juliette Lewis and Kirstie Alley was withdrawn after the reporter used the word "cult" to describe the church.

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