As ever there were two sides to the recent racism furore which surrounded the comments of Midsomer Murders producer Brian True-May, who explained that he thought the appeal of the show was that there were no ethnic minorities in the cast.
There was of course a backlash from over-sensitive liberals and then a counter-backlash from “The World’s Gone PC mad” traditionalists, and now all the dust has settled the man who brought us the farcically posh series has confirmed that he will be standing down after the current series. We can only presume that he will then be pursuing a career with the BNP.
ITV confirmed that following an investigation, True May had been reinstated in his position for the time being but expressed a desire to step down at the end of “the current run”.
An ITV spokesman said: “We welcome the apology from Brian True-May and understand that he will step down from his role on Midsomer Murders at the end of the current production run.” What do you think of the whole situation? Let us know below.
The original controversy was triggered after True May explained why there was a lack of diversity on the show in an interview with the Radio Times last week. “We just don’t have ethnic minorities involved. Because it wouldn’t be the English village with them,” he said.
“Suddenly we might be in Slough. Ironically, Causton (one of the main centres of population in the show) is supposed to be Slough. And if you went into Slough you wouldn’t see a white face there. We’re the last bastion of Englishness and I want to keep it that way.”