Actress Ruth Wilson, whom you might recognize from The Affair or the version of Jane Eyre costarring Maggie Smith’s son, is taking on an interesting new role for a new BBC drama: She’s playing her own grandmother, who discovered upon her husband’s death that he was in fact a spy and a bigamist.
Robb Stark is back, baby!
The BBC announced that Michaela Coel will bring her magical brain to the network, writing and starring in a new show surrounding issues of sexual consent. According to the Guardian, the show is currently titled January 22nd and will center on Coel’s character Arabella and her “experience of consent,” as well as her…
Michaela Coel is back—no, not for Chewing Gum Season 3, not yet. We can pray that comes soon. But until then, she’ll be starring alongside John Goodman in a new BBC show, Black Earth Rising, which based on the trailer, is... a bit grisly compared to Tracey Gordon’s antics on Chewing Gum.
The BBC has narrowed the pay gap between male and female presenters, though disparity remains.
The British Broadcasting Corporation has reduced its gender pay gap to to 8.4 percent, which isn’t quite where it should be (zero), but is still a step in the right direction. In total, the difference in men and women’s pay fell by a fifth in the last year, The Guardian reports.
The gender pay gap at the BBC and the ongoing conversations to fix it have dragged on for at least a year, starting with the revelation that nearly two-thirds of their employees who made over £150,000 were men. Across the board, men made, on average, 9.3% more than women doing the same job. BBC director general Tony…
One of the weirder aspects of becoming a parent is reencountering a staple of your own childhood from your new vantage point, like coming upon a familiar street corner via a different route. For instance, after a lifetime of total devotion to Jo March, watching the new adaptation of Little Women, I couldn’t help but…
Back in the 1970s, a member of the British Parliament named Jeremy Thorpe was accused first of having a sexual affair with a man named Norman Josiffe and, second, hiring someone to kill him. Thorpe was never found guilty of any crimes (there’s a chance their affair never even happened), and was voted out of Parliament…
In 2017, BBC Worldwide was forced by the British government to reveal the salaries of its top stars after a senior editor quit over pay disparity, exposing an astonishing pay gap between the male and female faces at the network. An organizational audit has just revealed it’s even worse than suspected.
Martina Navratilova, long heralded as one of the greatest tennis champions of all time, appeared as a commentator for the BBC’s Wimbledon programming last year. But according to Navratilova, she made at least 10 times less for those appearances than male counterpart John McEnroe, a slight she says is in line with the…
Some network executives have been forced to respond to an open letter penned by 76 women television writers asking why there is such a gender disparity in the writing staff of primetime shows.
The UK’s 2010 Equality Act has a clause stating that any company with more than 250 employees must publicly share their gender pay gap, and it comes into effect in April. The Labour party’s Harriet Harman is extremely psyched for it.
Victor Hugo’s sprawling novel Les Misérables is getting another adaptation—this time not as a big-budget musical, but rather a BBC miniseries that will broaden my costume drama choices because honestly, I can only watch so much Bleak House and don’t even get me started on the number of times I’ve seen North and South.
A top editor at the British Broadcasting Corporation has announced she will resign from her position because of the BBC’s “secretive and illegal” pay structure, which over the summer was revealed to pay some female employees significantly less than their male colleagues on average.
Delia Derbyshire was the co-creator of one of the twentieth century’s most iconic television themes: the Doctor Who introduction. And yet she isn’t officially credited on the song and has never received her full due.
An absolute shitstorm hit the BBC newsroom this week. By now we know of their well-publicized #cheesecakegate, which erupted into a series of tweets and office memorandums from a case of office cheesecake pilfering, including the following death threat:
Thank god for some good news: Fleabag, the dark and sweetly sad comedy from Phoebe Waller-Bridge will make its return to Amazon and the BBC in 2019.
In 1983, the BBC drew attention to the growing and serious problem of computer fraud by discussing the movie War Games and also a bunch of teenagers who broke into Pepsi to send a bunch of syrup clear across Canada.