Downton Abbey, The Crown, countless World War II dramas — British television loves to romanticise the aristocracy. Television is one of the most powerful forms of media today. This tiny little box brings the world into our homes — it...
After having read Fiona Sturges’ article for The Guardian on why she’s stopped watching The Handmaid’s Tale and having spoken to friends who found the series too upsetting to watch, I was forced to reflect on why I continue...
When the Great British Summer fails to deliver the sunshine – which it inevitably will at some point – you will be glad to know that this holiday there are a fair few series (with fantastic female-led casts) for...
Has there ever been a realistic portrayal of sex on TV? Rack your brains and try and think of an example which doesn’t involve two perfect human beings making love to mutual satisfaction with no perspiration at all. It’s...
UEA alumna Jennifer Kirby was welcomed into Call the Midwife’s Nonnatus House at the start of 2017. Her character, East-End bar maid and ex-army nurse Valerie Dyer, is the most recent midwife to be recruited, following the departure of...
While tokenism has arguably existed in the media we consume for a very long time, it has recently become much more acknowledged, and is finally getting the attention it deserves as a relevant issue. A few years ago, being...