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.

Sky Arts to relaunch

Stephen Mangan in Birthday

The move will see a 10% increase in programming investment for the channel, which moves up the EPG to channel 121.

New one-off drama Birthday, adapted from Joe Penhall’s sell-out play, will air on Tuesday evening.

Stephen Mangan stars as Ed, a pregnant man waiting to give birth on an NHS maternity ward, accompanied by his high-flying executive wife (Anna Maxwell Martin).

The broadcaster has made a commitment to increasing high-quality arts programming across Europe.