Brian True-May to step down from Midsomer Murders
Reports claim that Brian True-May will step down from his role of producer on Midsomer Murders at the end of its current series.
May was suspended from the murder drama last week pending an investigation into comments he made to the Radio Times. In an interview for the television listings magazine he said Midsomer Murders was the last “bastion of englishness” and didn’t have any ethnic minorities within its cast.
His comments prompted something of a media storm with accusations of racism and he was suspended from his role as producer on the ITV drama. However, according to The Mirror it now seems as though May will step down from his role of producer at the end of its current series.
“We welcome the apology and understand True-May will step down from his role on Midsomer Murders at the end of the current production run.” – A spokesperson for ITV quoted in The Mirror
John Nettles, long-term star of Midsomer Murders, bowed out of the bonkers drama recently having appeared in the series since its launch. He has been replaced on-screen by actor Neil Dudgeon. The drama series continues to remain popular for ITV with new episodes topping 5 million viewers though its numerous repeats often rate much lower despite being littered throughout the schedules.