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BAFTA TV Question Time - March 2014

Diversity in the UK TV industry is the big topic in this panel discussion - featuring Zai Bennett, Ash Atalla, Anne Mensah, Cat Lewis, Russell Kane and Owen Jones.

Recorded at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly on 24 March 2014.

BAFTA's TV Question Time returned a week after Lenny Henry CBE delivered the BAFTA Television Lecture, in which he spoke about the decline in black and ethnic minorities in front of, and behind, the camera.

For this TV Question Time, diversity was the big topic, and the industry panel discussed Henry's proposed solution, the problem of unpaid internships, the decision to move BBC Three off the air, and more.

  • Zai Bennett - BBC Three controller
  • Ash Atalla - managing director, Rough Cut TV
  • Anne Mensah - head of drama, Sky
  • Cat Lewis - founder, Nine Lives
  • Russell Kane - comedian and writer
  • Owen Jones - columnist, The Guardian

Chaired by broadcaster Steve Hewlett (The Media Show, BBC Radio 4). Recorded at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly on Monday 24 March 2014.

Lenny Henry's lecture is available in full here: