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Midsomer Murders Embroiled In Race Row

The producer of the long-running TV series hit Midsomer Murders has been suspended after saying part of the show's appeal is an absence of ethnic minorities.

Brian True-May, the drama's co-creator, who has been with it since day one, said in an interview that the shows - which have run for 14 series - "wouldn't work" if there was any racial diversity in the village life.

"We just don't have ethnic minorities involved. Because it wouldn't be the English village with them. It just wouldn't work. 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," he added.

ITV was quick to condemn Mr True-May's remarks.

"We are shocked and appalled at these personal comments by Brian True-May which are absolutely not shared by anyone at ITV," a spokesman said.

"We are in urgent discussions with All3Media, the producer of Midsomer Murders, who have informed us that they have launched an immediate investigation into the matter and have suspended Mr True-May pending the outcome."

The co-creator has also banned swearing, violence and sex scenes from the show, although his idyllic formula does not stop challenging storylines, or other elements of diversity which do not involve ethnicity.

"If it's incest, blackmail, lesbianism, homosexuality... terrific, put it in, because people can believe that people can murder for any of those reasons," he said.

Midsomer Murders, based on the books by Caroline Graham and starring - until just recently - John Nettles, launched in 1997 and has featured 251 deaths, 222 of which were murders.

The series returns this week with a new star, Neil Dudgeon, who has joined the cast as DCI John Barnaby, replacing actor John Nettles (DCI Tom Barnaby) as the central character.

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dunno why he's suspended cos he's probably right (when i read this morning he wasnt), I dont watch the show anyway its f*ckin sh*t.

but, right wing gonna lap this up like u cant speak your mind blah blah makin sure they drop a few "Paki"'s here and there and how English people are second class citizens in their own country yada yada

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in todays climate...he just commited media suicide.

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at first i was like "meh"

but this is kinda f*cked up

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dont care about this shitty show

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pissed to be him coz according to that article he got his facts wrong

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i agree with his original point, but then he went off on one about the last bastion of englishness, and i realised he's a f*ck*ng idiot.

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It is a f*ck*ng boring show, but I see what he's getting at

Having an ethnically diverse cast every episode wouldn't fit with the shows format

I see no reason not to include the odd country black/ asian though

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Wait, 222 murders since 1997 and he's saying there are no negroes there?

I'm not buying it.

I came in to say something mildly funny but it wasn't as good as this so I won't bother.

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Wait, 222 murders since 1997 and he's saying there are no negroes there?

I'm not buying it.

LMFAO

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All he's saying is he isn't putting any blacks on the show just for the sake of it or to have tokens like every other show does now.

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who wants to be in that dead show anyway

either way meh

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swear thats why ITV show all those period dramas anyway so there wont be any ethnics

ITV only have like 2 programs worth watching anyway, nothing else.

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All he's saying is he isn't putting any blacks on the show just for the sake of it or to have tokens like every other show does now.

No, he's saying he isn't putting black people into the show 'cause it will ruin it in his eyes.

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This article makes me sick and im not even black im hispanic.

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end of the day ye hes right

bu t im glad he was suspended

its danergous to say hes right who cares coz this kind of whitey racism could be present in other spheres of life where it would affect u

lynch him.. make an example... keep whitey scared and politically correct

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This article makes me sick and im not even black im hispanic.

*looks at sig*

:rofl:

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man has a point I stopped watching last of the summers wine when they put mick from brookside in it I dont want to see no coon

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lynch him.. make an example... keep whitey scared and politically correct

LOL

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This article makes me sick and im not even black im hispanic.

*looks at sig*

:rofl:

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Yeah this is blatantly obvious to anyone who watches these shows. The casting directors should take a lot of the blame as well as they are the gatekeepers. But with an eye on selling the all white on the night view of the UK to foreign TV companies this sh*t will continue.

When even our best black actors had to go to the states to get work. You know something up. It's interesting as while TV is pretty scared of taking risks especially with their big shows. The theater is booming with ethnic actors sometimes in colour blind casting.

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He shouldnt have said it but to not include blacks in the right if he did it would just be too pc and look out of place

Would be like complaining it was racist to not include white slaves in roots etc

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first episode of next seasons Mid Summer Murders to feature a black guy strolling through the village at the beginning and get killed within 5 minutes.

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Does anyone remember 'Desmonds' or 'The Cosby Show'.

I can't remember any complaints about them.

Why oh why must people apologise for showing life like it is.

Sigh....

:P

first episode of next seasons Mid Summer Murders to feature a black guy strolling through the village at the beginning and get killed within 5 minutes.

Thats what I'd do if I was him. A big middle finger up to the pseudo-multicultural police that we have today.

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desmonds son was married to that white chick innit

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