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Daily Mail Sparks Midsomer Murders Race War In Worlingham, Suffolk: A Golliwog In The Window

JENNA Mason has been arrested and charged with racially aggravated harassment’ for placing a golliwog in the window of her home. Her next door neighbour in Worlingham, Suffolk, is one Rosemarie O’Donnell. Mrs O’Donnell is black. Mrs Mason is white.

Before this latest episode the pair had been in dispute. Mrs Mason and her husband Terry want to erect stables on their land. Mrs O’Donnell and her husband Stephen are against it.
Says Stephen:

“It’s not a children’s toy. You can see it has buttons and other items on it. It was clearly deliberately placed on the window sill facing out of the window. I do not believe it was casually tossed up there. It has caused immense upset. You live in the countryside and you think you have got away from all this nonsense. I would much rather they went after me with a baseball bat rather than insulting my children and wife. We came to East Anglia because we thought it was beautiful, scenic and very safe with an extremely low level of crime.”

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Posted: 7th, September 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (12)

Midsomer Murders: Brian True-May Bemoans Lack Of Indians

MIDSOMER Murders producer Brian True-May is on gardening leave for comments that his show deliberately ignores ethnic minorities (and other realities). As he said, “it wouldn’t be the English village with them.

As Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby bumbles on, we are indebted to the Anorak reader who points us towards True-May’s words to the Guardian back in June 2010.  Get this:

Asked if he was also talking to the BBC, True-May said: “No, I don’t want to alienate the BBC but I’ve given up working for them a long time ago. There’s too many chiefs and not enough Indians.”

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Posted: 21st, March 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment (1)

Midsomer Murders: Where White Actors Go To Die

MIDSOMER Murders has no black or Asian characters. Brian True-May (not black) has been removed from his post as the show’s producer for saying he keeps ethnic minority characters out of the show’s storylines.

He said he did not use black and Asian people in the series because “it wouldn’t be the English village with them”.

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Posted: 16th, March 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment