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.
The trailer for the new Bake Off has arrived! It does not feature Paul Hollywood or any of the new hosts or even the tent. Instead, it’s a parade of smiling, singing, Gumby-like animated baked treats, including at least two that rather cutely spit up. Charming, or horrifying?
The BBC was recently compelled by the British government to reveal salaries for talent making more than £150,000 a year. Unsurprisingly to anybody who follows any branch of the entertainment business, the numbers revealed that white men are raking in comparatively bigger bucks than women and minorities. But the boss…
The public broadcasting network the BBC was ordered by the British government to publicly disclose the salaries of its top stars on Wednesday.
After months and months of rumors, speculation, and flat out waiting, we finally know who is taking on the TARDIS as the thirteenth Doctor in season 11. Ladies and gents, say hello to your new Time Lord: Jodie Whittaker, the first woman in Doctor Who’s 54-year history to land the title role.
It looks like the new Doctor has been cast. After accepting an award at the British LGBT Awards, former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies told Guys Like U that the next season already has its next Doctor. Davies was responding to a question about whether the new lead should be a woman, a question posed to current…
Orphan Black returns this weekend with its fifth and final season. This year is all about the sestras coming together to fight for each other... but what if they all chose to fight each other instead? Co-creator, producer, and writer Graeme Manson has an idea how it’d play out... and who’d come out on top.
Here is a treat: A 1983 explanation by the BBC of that most curious American custom, the morning television show.
Like most people who spend their lives sitting in chairs and occasionally walking to different chairs, I’m a big fan of nature documentaries, and harbor acute feelings of jealousy for those involved in making them. Planet Earth II, the long-anticipated sequel to the groundbreaking David Attenborough-narrated series, …
The writers of the BBC/PBS melodrama, Poldark, have decided that the only way to properly conclude a season is with a sweeping shot of Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) standing on a cliff awkwardly embracing his wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson), as the unruly Cornish winds whip their wigs. Season One ended with the…
Everybody knows somebody who’s a little too obsessed with British costume dramas.
Warning: Mild spoilers.