Brian True-May, producer of Midsomer Murders will step down following his comments about the absence of ethnic diversity in the show.
He had said in an interview: “We just don’t have ethnic minorities involved. Because it wouldn’t be the English village with them. It just wouldn’t work.
“We’re the last bastion of Englishness and I want to keep it that way.”
His comments ignited media headlines and an internal investigation by Production company All3Media.
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.”
The series has just returned 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.
Source: The Independent