So not putting ethnic minorities in a TV show is enough to get one suspended.
We all know that putting ethnic minorities in jobs they are not qualified for is enough to get a promotion.
I have not watched Midsomer Murders, I will know though.
UNTIL I SEE AN ETHNIC IN IT, THEN IT GOES ONTO THE 'ITS CRAP - DO NOT WATCH LIST'.
How dare White English people wish to preserve their ethnic identity and indigenous culture !
Lets get this straight shall we.
Whilst Asians have an entire radio show and radio network just for themselves that is not 'racist', the fact that the White English have been ( below the radar though ) allowed to watch an single TV show, Midsomer Murders, that seeks to show White English culture is racist.
WHAT A LOAD OF OLD HYPOCRITICAL CANT !
I am sick and tired of liberal, politically correct morons dictating to me and the rest of society what we should think, say and watch.
They used to call that Fascism or Communism, now they call it Liberalism.
Its time for us to fight back.
Our Liberty is not 'granted' to us by liberals.
It is time we threw off the yoke of liberalism and restored LIBERTY
'It wouldn't be an English village with them': ITV chief suspended after revealing he deliberately keeps ethnic minorities out of Midsomer MurdersBy Paul Revoir
Last updated at 7:57 AM on 15th March 2011
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If included 'we might be in Slough', says executive producer who is suspended over remarks
Suspended: Brian Tru-May made the comments in an interview with the Radio Times
It's no secret that you don’t see many black or Asian faces on Midsomer Murders.
But a row blew up yesterday after the co-creator of the series revealed the reason why – he deliberately keeps ethnic minority characters out of storylines.
Brian True-May, the ITV drama’s executive producer, found himself suspended after he said he did not use black or Asian people in the series because 'it wouldn’t be an English village with them'.
He described Midsomer Murders as the 'last bastion of Englishness' which relied on an 'English genteel eccentricity', claiming it 'wouldn’t work' if it suggested there was racial diversity in village life.
Other long running serials, including BBC Radio 4's The Archers, have been criticised over 'tokenism' when they have included ethnic characters.
Mr True-May told the Radio Times if he had more minority cast members 'we might be in Slough'.
Last night, amid mounting fury from charities and campaigners, the production company behind the show – All3Media – suspended the TV executive. ITV said it was 'shocked and appalled' at his remarks.
Midsomer Murders, based on the books by Caroline Graham, was launched in 1997 and has featured 251 deaths, 222 of which were murders. The series returns this week with a new star replacing actor John Nettles who played the central character, DCI Tom Barnaby.
Mr True-May said: 'When I talk to people and other nations they love John Nettles, but they also love the premise of the show.
'They love the perceived English genteel eccentricity. It’s not British, it's very English.
'We are a cosmopolitan society in this country, but if you watch Midsomer you wouldn’t think so. I’ve never been picked up on that, but quite honestly I wouldn’t want to change it.'
When asked to clarify what he meant, he added. 'Well, 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 [the fictional local town in Midsomer Murders] is supposed to be Slough. And if you went in to 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 admitted that Englishness should include other races, but added: 'Maybe I’m not politically correct'.
Mr True-May, who lives in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, near where parts of the show are filmed, added: 'I’m trying to make something that appeals to a certain audience, which seems to succeed. And I don’t want to change it.'
Campaigners accused the executive of trying to 'wipe' ethnic minorities 'off the screen' and of 'distorting' the presence of black and Asian people in rural areas.
Rob Berkeley, of race equality think tank, the Runnymede Trust said: 'Clearly, as a fictional work, the producers of Midsomer Murders are entitled to their flights of fancy, but to claim the English village is purely white is no longer true and not a fair reflection of our society.'
Last month Mark Damazer, Radio 4¿s former controller (pictured), said radio shows should better reflect modern British society, although he cautioned against deliberately targeting ethnic groups
Mohammed Shafiq, of the Ramadhan Foundation, which aims to create a better understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims, said: 'There is a wider agenda in what he is saying which is worrying for me.
'To try to wipe us or our presence off television screens is wrong and factually incorrect.'
Mr True-May last night said he had been instructed by lawyers not to comment. His tearful wife, Maureen, described his suspension as 'ridiculous'.
Villagers in Great Missenden leapt to the producer's defence. Roy Stock, 63, said: 'The whole reason of the show is to depict the tiny little villages of England.
'There just aren’t any ethnic people around here. In everyday life in Great Missenden you wouldn’t see any at all.'
Last month Mark Damazer, Radio 4’s former controller, said radio shows should better reflect modern British society, although he cautioned against deliberately targeting ethnic groups.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1366331/ITV-chief-Brian-Tru-May-suspended-keeping-ethnic-minorities-Midsomer-murders.html#ixzz1GkBxaDIf
NOW COMPARE THE ABOVE WITH THIS ;
BBC's Asian Network 'saved'
The BBC has performed another about-turn on its planned cost-cutting drive, bowing to pressure from listeners to reprieve the Asian Network.
By Victoria Ward 7:25AM GMT 15 Mar 2011
It is the second time in less than a year that the corporation has backtracked on its original decision to shut down two digital stations as part of a strategic review.
Plans to close 6 Music were also abandoned when they were met with such an outcry that the BBC Trust rebuffed management plans.
BBC director-general Mark Thompson said last year that 6 Music was not “effective and efficient” and that the “coherence and relevance” of the BBC Asian Network was under strain.
Yet despite its original announcement, the BBC is understood to have concluded that the Asian Network is the best way of reaching Asian listeners.
Its audience has increased by about a third since the planned closure was announced last March and it now boasts an average 477,000 listeners a week.
But the BBC has warned that it is not out of the woods yet and must to more to secure its future.
A spokesman said: “We are exploring whether the Asian Network should remain on the national (digital audio broadcasting network) as part of the Delivering Quality First process.”
The station costs 8.5p per listener hour, the highest of any BBC national station.
Staff were told of the decision in a video conference call with Andy Parfitt, controller of BBC Radio 1 and the Asian Network, yesterday, according to reports, prompting "jubilation".
The reprieve will have to be approved by the BBC Trust later this year.
More than 100 high profile British Asians, including actress Meera Syal, boxer Amir Khan and Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, had signed a letter opposing the station’s demise.
Campaigners for the closure argued that it should be replaced with a children’s station.