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ITV announces the cast of their short film series Unsaid Stories

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I Don’t Want To Talk About This

I Don’t Want To Talk About This stars Joe Cole and Adelayo Adedayo as two exes who reconnect and look back at their relationship, and reflect on the impact racism played on their love and friendship.

Thea (Adedayo) is a successful middle-class black woman and bumps into an old boyfriend Tom (Cole) while at a party and the pair start to talk.

BBC News' Fran Unsworth: No compromise on impartiality

Fran Unsworth (Credit: BBC)

Fran Unsworth used her recent conversation with the RTS to support incoming Director-General Tim Davie’s statement of 5 June, when he stressed the need for impartiality across the organisation, regardless of whatever battles between the BBC and government might be going on behind the scenes. “The more valuable we are to audiences, the greater our standing is going to be with the Government,” the BBC’s director of news and current affairs said firmly.

Why black lives have to matter more in the TV industry

Director Steve McQueen on the set of BBC One’s forthcoming 1970s drama Small Axe (credit: BBC)

Another day, another Black Lives Matter protest. Another day, another testimony by a black figure in the industry about all the direct and systemic racism they have faced working in the industry. Another day, another statement by a British broadcaster about how it is responding to the current crisis.

When I was first approached by Television to write this piece, the brief was simple: go through recent events, assess the different policy initiatives the industry has announced and offer a prediction as to whether this would lead to lasting change.

Channel 4 announces new factual series Take Your Knee Off My Neck

The five-part series explores race in contemporary Britain and why the need to challenge racism is a matter of urgency.

The films look at the systemic racism and injustice black people continue to face in Britain through testimony from comedians, politicians, nurses and doctors in the NHS, and members of the public who have experienced racial abuse.