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Racism, He Wrote?: Showrunner’s Ethnocentrism Shakes Up Midsomer Murders

By Arturo R. García

Notice a certain lack of pigmentation in that fan-made trailer? Well, that’s just the way <em>Midsomer Murders</em> showrunner Brian True-May likes it.

“We just don’t have ethnic minorities involved. Because it wouldn’t be the English village with them,” True-May told the Radio Times. “It just wouldn’t work. Suddenly we might be in Slough … We’re the last bastion of Englishness and I want to keep it that way.”

I haven’t watched much of the show, but what I have seen bears a striking similarity to an old American favorite.
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