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Race-row Midsomer TV chief set to quit

The producer of Midsomer Murders who sparked a race row has apologised and will step down from the show after "the current production run".

Production company All3Media launched an internal investigation after the publication of Brian True-May's comments that part of the ITV show's appeal was an absence of ethnic minorities.

All3Media said: "Brian apologises if his remarks gave unintended offence to any viewers."

An ITV spokesman said: "We understand that he will step down from his role on Midsomer Murders at the end of the current production run."

Mr True-May told the Radio Times: "We're the last bastion of Englishness and I want to keep it that way."

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