BBC forum to examine state of UK television dramas

MUMBAI: On Monday 6 December, UK's leading television drama professionals will come together at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) in London.

They will to tackle one of the key issues in British broadcasting today: just how credible is output for television drama?

The debate Is This Really Me? is being organised by the BBC. It will examine whether television drama in the UK is authentic and how successfully it reflects the diversity of modern life in Britain today.

The panel includes BBC Television drama commissioning controller Jane Tranter, ITV head of continuing series Corinne Hollingworth and Channel 4 drama head John Yorke

Cultural Diversity Network chairman for 2004 Peter Salmon said, "This event will serve as a catalyst for further ideas to improve cultural diversity in drama. The aim of the Cultural Diversity Network is to change the face of television so that it truly resonates with the audience.

"The most successful programmes are those that manage to capture the mood and reflect the social map of their time, so we're bringing together a rich variety of contributors who will help drive diversity forwards."


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