Every British TV Show To Be Monitored for ‘Diversity’, by Donna Edmunds.
Some of Britain’s best-loved and most watched programmes, including EastEnders and Coronation Street, are to be monitored for their ethnic, gender and sexual orientation diversity as part of a new scheme to be rolled out eventually across the whole of British television.
The BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and Sky are all taking part in Project Diamond, a scheme which will gather data on the gender, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation and gender identity of all key staff working in television production, from the actors to the sound technicians.
Beware the bureaucratic strategy: you can only control what you can measure. So first the monitoring system goes in. Later, the quotas and control.
I don’t suppose ideological diversity gets a look in?