A quick note on the appointment of Tim Davie as DG Today it was announced that the BBC's new Director General will be Tim Davie; you might recognise the name because he's currently the head of BBC Studios, and was one of the people whom I and others spoke to about the Berena debacle. I … Continue reading New BBC Director General
Category: Sapphic Angst Fest
After weeks of rumours, it's been confirmed that Catherine Russell has left Holby City and Serena Campbell's final episodes will be aired in the new year, in what Digital Spy are calling a "heroic departure". Not for Ms Campbell an urn upturned in the shrubbery beside the ambulance bay, as was Bernie's fate in this … Continue reading Moving on
A very quick post on the topic of gratitude – because I’ve seen quite a few people saying that we should all stop criticising Holby City and be grateful for the Berena storyline, even though it’s delivered an awful lot of pain over the past eight months or so. Let’s think about the people who … Continue reading On gratitude
My experience of Radio DIVA
On Tuesday, I took part in a discussion about lesbian and bi representation on television on Radio DIVA. When I opened Twitter, I realised that lots of the people listening had experienced the discussion differently to me, and in ways that I think it’s important to address.
Regulation has failed us. It’s time to focus on policy
The standards and regulations applied to broadcasting in the UK are fundamentally flawed when it comes to LGBTQ+ (and other minority) representation and portrayal. How do we change things?
Talking Berena on Lesbian Visibility Day
Donning scrubs and a Holby hoodie to talk about Berena at Fantastic 2019.
Holby trying to get its house in order?
We had some good news in our efforts to engage the BBC on the topic of the representation of women-loving women this week: the corporation's CEO, Tim Davie, responded to an email sharing our open letter, with assurances that it would be read by senior members of the production team, and a response would be … Continue reading Holby trying to get its house in order?
If ‘trust is the foundation of the BBC’, it’s on shaky ground
BBC policy on mail handling does not prevent mail being hand delivered to the gate – and advice on handling protests suggests a BBC security representative makes themselves available to hear grievances.
Conversations with Hogi
This week, I made my debut on Conversations with Hogi, the podcast put together by Mama Koogs Arts. Over the course of about 45 minutes, we talked about our attempts to engage with the BBC over Berena and Holby City, and about different perspectives on wlw audiences. My thanks to Hogi and Katie for asking … Continue reading Conversations with Hogi
Clowning around at Elstree
As you'll already know if you follow me on Twitter, I went to Elstree today in order to deliver the open letter, signed by 280 people, asking the BBC to engage with us over the hurt caused to a number of viewers, queer and straight alike, by Holby City episodes in December.