'Doctor Who' Wins Special Peabody Award
via @Anglophenia:
The timing really couldn’t be better: ahead of the March 30 premiere of Season 7, Part 2, BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who has been awarded one of the highest honors in television and other electronic media, the Peabody Award. The series received a special Institutional Peabody this morning when winners were revealed. 

'Doctor Who' Wins Special Peabody Award

via @Anglophenia:

The timing really couldn’t be better: ahead of the March 30 premiere of Season 7, Part 2, BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who has been awarded one of the highest honors in television and other electronic media, the Peabody Award. The series received a special Institutional Peabody this morning when winners were revealed. 

As media consumption becomes more fragmented, anything you can do to bring people together in the way that Doctor Who does, with something for everybody because it works on so many different levels, is ­doing something quite rare and unusual. Its success says that audiences are interested in good storytelling, well-drawn characters, high production values, and something that can be a shared family experience.
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BBC Study: 'Doctor Who' Praised In Study Of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexuals In Media

A new study from the BBC has the network realizing the need to do more than just put gay characters on screen — it needs to diversity them.

The BBC’s “Doctor Who" and "Torchwood" were among the dramas praised for their inclusion of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters. John Barrowman starred as Jack Harkness, an openly bisexual action hero, on both series.

“‘Doctor Who’ quite often has a gay character in it but it isn’t always an issue or the plotline,” anti-hate crime charity Galop said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s just incidental, which has been quite nice.”

BBC’s report finds that the majority of audiences “are comfortable with the depiction of lesbian, gay and bisexual people on radio, TV and online,” but that many lesbian, gay and bisexual people feel they are under-represented by UK broadcasters.

Experts who participated in the study said BBC should be more creative in how it represents gay, lesbian and bisexual people across various genres and platforms.




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