The director of BBC Television said it was ‘not acceptable’ there were no women on popular comedy programmes
why is no one talking about this
Hopefully this won’t lead to shows having a token woman who isn’t given the opportunity to hold her own.
Should be equally split male and female (or other!) IMO, but this is a nice start.panel shows bbc
Miranda Hart has been told she can’t swap her joke shop for the Tardis any time soon - by her bosses at the BBC.
The award-winning actress is said to be “gutted” since hearing the news, and despite rumours she could become The Doctor’s new assistant, Beeb chiefs have put a block on any role.
Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat is said to have offered her a “significant role”.
Insiders told The Sun BBC One controller Danny Cohen has insisted she concentrate on hit show Miranda, which is moving across from BBC Two to his channel.
A source said: “Miranda was thrilled to be asked to be on Doctor Who.
“Steven offered her a decent role and she felt, as it was on the BBC, there would be no problem.
“But the BBC One controller let it be known that he wants her focused on her show, which he has nabbed from BBC Two. Miranda’s gutted as she feels she could do both.”
The actress, with Time Lord Matt Smith, is one of Britain’s best-loved stars. She won three gongs at the British Comedy Awards in January - and was presented with the coveted People’s Choice Award by former Doctor Who star David Tennant.
Insiders claim it’s the latest evidence of bad blood between Cohen and Moffat. The pair allegedly fell out amid claims that only a few Doctor Who episodes will air next year because Moffat would be too busy with his other hit, Sherlock.
Miranda said: “I am a massive fan of Doctor Who, so was incredibly flattered to be asked to be part of it but with series three of Miranda happening next year it was never going to be possible as I am focusing entirely on the sitcom.”
Raining on my face.Doctor Who Matt Smith Steven Moffat Miranda Hart bbc
oh dear God
Holy fucking shit.
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