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He said the most recent data showed a 0.1% year-on-year increase in BBC Studios’ representation, meaning it would take 40 years for its output to be as representative of the UK population, which is 14% BAME.When you subscribe to The Stage, you’re investing in our journalism. We are fully independent, but this means we rely on revenue from readers to survive.Henry sat on the evidence panel alongside Simon Albury, chair of the Campaign for Broadcasting Equality and Marcus Ryder, chief international editor of China Global Television Network.Albury criticised the industry for having “no urgency of now” around diversity, also highlighting a “stream of promissory notes” that are “rarely backed up with funds”.
Speaking at a House of Lords committee on media diversity, the actor said black, Asian and minority ethnicity workers need safe spaces “to vent their feelings without fearing the noose”.
The audience are really close to me and I can see every detail in their faces.
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I’m really looking forward to the tour of Pop Life.
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