The BBC occupies a unique position in the British cultural and entertainment landscape. More than three-quarters of the BBC’s funding is provided by the licence fee, currently costing £150.50 per premises for the vast majority of viewers with a colour television set. Anyone watching live (or recording) broadcast television on
Looking back now it’s all so obvious. I was a square peg trying to fit into a round hole and couldn’t figure out why I felt so different, so ‘wrong’. Why didn’t I see it earlier? It’s so simple really, it’s because when I looked around I couldn’t see myself.
Getting under your skin is the hallmark of a good story. When that story seeps into the lives of people across borders and cultures, it’s an indication that there’s something monumental afoot. Something monumental is exactly what happened when two middle-aged women kissed in a British TV series. Read the
I’ve been working on a research project with fans of Holby City’s Berena for almost two years now, and in that time I’ve had the opportunity to get to know a global network of viewers who have found something special in this rare onscreen romance between two older, professional women. Read
Finally there was harm. It is this global impact that I find most astonishing, heartbreak shared from England to New Zealand, North America to Vietnam, Belgium to Kazakhstan. And my share of it. In the end the faith was broken Read the full post by Dr Viv Pointon here