TV


The rise of comedian politicians

6 August 2020 As more and more comedians find success in the political arena, Rhian Jones lists some of the most prominent examples of satirists turned statesmen

Boris Johnson on Have I Got News for You (BBC via The Guardian)

How Corbyn unmasked comedy

31 July 2020 Juliet Jacques argues that the way comedians treated Jeremy Corbyn demolished their anti-establishment credentials

Gender, class and cliché in Normal People

26 May 2020 The BBC hit drama shows the complexities of class mobility, but can’t avoid class and gender stereotypes, says Frances Hatherley

Image by Jade87 from Pixabay

Streaming across borders

4 October 2019 Siobhán McGuirk considers the role of companies like Netflix in widening access to the TV we consume

Still from the BBC series Fleabag.

How television informs our ideas about class

3 October 2019 From Jeremy Kyle to Fleabag, popular television profoundly shapes our ideas about class. It’s time for alternative visions, both behind and on our screens, argues Beth Johnson.

The structural imbalances of an impartially racist broadcaster

2 October 2019 The Naga Munchetty affair has prompted debate over how the BBC applies its balance and impartiality guidelines. Liam Shrivastava describes an institution that is unable or unwilling to understand its role in elite racism

BBC Norwich building. Photo: Elliott Brown.

BBC: the case for reform

1 October 2019 Perceptions of bias at the BBC are on the rise. Natalie Fenton, chair of the Media Reform Coalition, puts forward the case for reform.



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