Anorak | Black Face The Poles: Eastenders Is Just Too White Moans BBC

Black Face The Poles: Eastenders Is Just Too White Moans BBC

by | 24th, June 2014

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THIS is an extremely strange complaint from the BBC here, that Eastenders is just too white for the part of London that it’s supposedly about :

EastEnders is ‘twice as white’ as the real East End according to the head of the BBC Trust, who has called for the corporation to do more to ‘provide an authentic portrayal’ of modern Britain

Acting head of the BBC Trust Diane Coyle, said the popular BBC One soap is also too young and has too many people born in the UK to be an accurate reflection of an area such as Walthamstow, one of the boroughs on which the fictional Albert Square is based.

In her first public speech since taking over as chair of the BBC’s governing body Miss Coyle – who is in the running to replace Lord Patten as head of the trust – said the programme did not provide an accurate picture of modern day Britain.

Well of course you daft bint. The show’s been running what, 20, 30 years? And what’s the great change we’ve seen in parts of London over that period of time? Yup, that’s right, large scale non-EU immigration. And those immigrants have, like all of the previous waves of them into this green and pleasant land, started out in the near slums of the East End.


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