It was 9% in 2009, so the numbers are dropping. I think this shows a real lack of diversity on TV.
I want to raise awareness of this and encourage discussion about what a diverse TV industry should look like.
People from all minority groups should be represented both on and off screen.
With Fixers, I’m asking media professionals to share their thoughts on the industry and whether they feel it could be more diverse.
Together, I hope we can start a conversation on the topic and hopefully set out to make a change.
Chelsey Jay, Emma Courtier and Mandy Morgan are helping me with this Fix.
Charlie Hanson Director/Producer Charlie Hanson, who’s worked on TV series including Derek, Extras and Desmond’s, supports my Fix. He agreed to share his thoughts on diversity within the TV industry in my Fixers film.