Joanna Scanlan and the Invisibility of Women

The influences on and experiences of a woman writer and actor by Clare Watson  Joanna Scanlan is an award-winning British writer and actress perhaps most widely known for her portrayals of strangely likeable yet flawed middle-aged characters in the television series The Thick of It (2005-2012) and Getting On (2009-2012). Her latest film role as … Continue reading Joanna Scanlan and the Invisibility of Women

Angela Rippon and Female Firsts

Angela Rippon and female firsts: Remembering women’s contribution to television news by Gillian Murray At the recent Women in Film and Television Awards held in London in December 2013, Angela Rippon, television journalist and presenter, picked up a lifetime achievement award. It honoured what WFTV described as an 'outstanding contribution to the industry' in her work … Continue reading Angela Rippon and Female Firsts