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The Gathering creator: 'It's class, even more than ethnicity, blocking fair representation on TV'
Eva Morgan and Sonny Walker in The Gathering
Helen Walsh

The Gathering creator: 'It's class, even more than ethnicity, blocking fair representation on TV'

Helen Walsh, writer of Channel 4's The Gathering, responds to the recent YouGov survey about the lack of working-class creatives in the film and TV industry
The problem with UK's film industry? It's easier to win an Oscar if you went to private school
oscars/ film
Film

The problem with UK's film industry? It's easier to win an Oscar if you went to private school

It's self interest that keeps our class system exactly where it is 
John Bird

It's self interest that keeps our class system exactly where it is 

John Bird: Birthday reflections conjure hopeful feelings
John Bird

John Bird: Birthday reflections conjure hopeful feelings

Tish Murtha was a brilliant photographer who fought Thatcher with her camera. She deserved better
Film

Tish Murtha was a brilliant photographer who fought Thatcher with her camera. She deserved better

TV historian David Olusoga: 'My family were driven from our home by the National Front'
David Olusoga
Letter to my younger self

TV historian David Olusoga: 'My family were driven from our home by the National Front'

Artist Sarah Lucas on tits, making something out of nothing and 'living in quite terrible times'
Artist Sarah Lucas
Art

Artist Sarah Lucas on tits, making something out of nothing and 'living in quite terrible times'

Historian David Olusoga explains why breakdown of social mobility is one of UK's biggest issues
David Olusoga at the derelict former Ravenscraig steelworks site in Motherwell
Social mobility

Historian David Olusoga explains why breakdown of social mobility is one of UK's biggest issues

Robert Carlyle interview: 'The Full Monty is highly political'
Robert Carlyle
Miniseries

Robert Carlyle interview: 'The Full Monty is highly political'

Dougray Scott: 'Working-class anger comes in waves'
Dougray Scott supports Scottish independence
interview

Dougray Scott: 'Working-class anger comes in waves'

Stopgap politics won't cut it. We need proper forward planning
Stopgap politics - John Bird
John Bird

Stopgap politics won't cut it. We need proper forward planning

Cash Carraway on Rain Dogs: 'We always see working-class stories through a middle-class gaze'
Fleur Tashjain and Daisy May Cooper as Iris and Costello Jones in Rain Dogs
interview

Cash Carraway on Rain Dogs: 'We always see working-class stories through a middle-class gaze'

I was born into poverty – and 77 years later we still haven't solved it
Poverty in postwar London
John Bird

I was born into poverty – and 77 years later we still haven't solved it

Bullseye was more than just speedboats - it was a record of the working-class being left behind
James McMahon

Bullseye was more than just speedboats - it was a record of the working-class being left behind