Controversy in the news today about the lack of racial diversity
in Midsomer Murders
. The programme’s producer, Brian True-May, was quoted in an interview in the Radio Times saying that they don’t have ethnic minorities involved, because “it wouldn’t be the English village with them.”
There is a parallel between the fantasy world of Midsomer and that of Middle-earth; a hairy-toed Barnaby interacts with the very-white inhabitants of the Shire.
Currently watching this week’s afternoon repeat; a 2005 episode called Sauce for the Goose
. Annette Crosbie thinks she is going dotty, and someone has just died under a palette-load of chutney, only then to be steam cleaned. Pink peeling skin!