SCREEN: Gentleman Jack series two production postponed

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Suranne Jones shares message of support with DIVA readers practising social distancing: “I’m just sending you love” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE British drama studio Lookout Point TV has today, 20 March 2020, announced that the second series of the much beloved series Gentleman Jack will be delayed as the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. Sharing the [….]

Mel & Sue quit Great British Bake Off on their first day

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GBBO: “We resigned, basically,” Perkins explained, “Because it was not a kind show” BY SOPHIE PERRY. IMAGE BBC/GBBO. Can you imagine a version of The Great British Bake Off that never had Mel and Sue on it? Us neither. It’s an idea that really doesn’t knead thinking about (geddit?)  Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins’ run [….]

OPINION: The best (and worst) of LGBTQI representation on screen today

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From Netflix’s Atypical via Black Lightning, to F.R.I.E.N.D.S and Sex In The City BY GEORGIA BUTLER. IMAGE ATYPICAL/YOUTUBE What do we want? Diverse and accurate LGBTQI+ representation in the media. When do we want it? About 25 years ago, maybe..? Things have come a long way since the first issue of DIVA was published way [….]

Top 8 queer moments in Sex Education series two

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DIVA’s favourite LGBTQI scenes from the second season of the hit Netflix series BY ERIN MANIATOPOULOU. IMAGE YOUTUBE. The much-loved Netflix series Sex Education has proven to be very LGBTQI-inclusive, offering some wonderfully genuine, diverse and multi-layered queer characters. So, now that we’ve all binged series two, shall we relive some of our favourite moments [….]

Everybody needs good Gaybours

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Talking lez/bi representation in Erinsborough with the cast of Neighbours BY KATIE MARGARET HALL Ever since Anna Friel’s character, Beth, kissed Margaret on legendary British soap Brookside in 1994, we have looked to television serial dramas to provide the rarest of the rare: positive representation and visibility of LGBTQI characters in a mainstream setting. Something [….]

SCREEN: Mel & Sue to star in brand new sitcom, Hitmen

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GBBO’s comedy duo are back and they’re killing it (literally…) BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE TWITTER/BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE Hold onto to your hats people, GBBO’s sweet, comedy queens Mel & Sue are coming back to our screens in the new year. The pair are set to star as “killers for hire” in a brand new, British [….]

CELEB: Adele Roberts to star in I’m A Celebrity

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“Red fleeces at the ready! She’s going in!” 🍃 BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE TWITTER/I’M A CELEB BBC Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts will be part of the line-up of I’m A Celebrity 2019. She tweeted on Tuesday 12 November: “Red fleeces at the ready!!!!! She’s going in! Thank you for all the lovely messages, I’m [….]