Lucy Lumsden

Lucy Lumsden’s TV diary

Just back to Sky’s new hot-desking haven, "The Hub", after a Guinness-fuelled weekend in freezing Kilkenny at the Sky Cat Laughs Comedy Festival. Boss Stuart Murphy plonks himself opposite me, which is disastrous for concentration levels.

Tonight, it’s the Sky News party for MPs at the top of the Millbank Tower. I wish Yvette Cooper good luck; she’s wearing a baby-blue jacket – easy to spot in a sea of grey suits.

Armando Iannucci on his 20 years at the top

Armando Iannucci

By many people's reckoning, Armando Iannucci is one of our greatest and funniest TV satirists. The political classes and the grammar and conceits of television have proved fertile ground for Iannucci's wit and his team of gifted collaborators, notably Steve Coogan, Rebecca Front and Chris Morris.

Tanni Grey-Thompson: "TV diversity has got immeasurably better but it is not as good as it needs to be"

Diversity: Job Done?

The extent of British broadcasters' new found commitment to diversity came under the spotlight at a packed RTS event provocatively entitled Diversity: Job Done?

A year ago the BBC Director-General Tony Hall unveiled plans for on and off screen BAME representation at the BBC and the setting up of new Independent Diversity Advisory Group.

Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, a member of the group who became disabled as a child, said there had been change at the BBC in how minorities are portrayed but more work needed to be done.