Midsomer Murders – Are White Folk Embarrassing to Watch?

Brief letter to The Independent after a lot of media fuss about the TV programme “Midsomer Murders”. The producer was asked why the entire cast was white and replied that it wouldn’t work in its very rural setting if it wasn’t. With all the predictability of a wet bank holiday, this has the unelected politically correct mob up in arms:

Sirs,

I really am not sure that I understand the fuss about Midsomer Murders. There are programmes and entire networks that are explicitly black and Asian, what’s wrong with having a programme that’s explicitly white?

While the question concerning the ethnicity of the cast was not answered particularly well, I genuinely do not understand why it was necessary to ask it in the first place.

Paul Harper

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