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Gender Alert - BBC Children's TV and the Radio Times

Posted by Eileen Browne on Monday, June 2, 2014,

Only one in fifty listed BBC TV children's programmes has a female main character.

The Radio Times - 31 May-6 June 2014 is inviting you to Vote for your favourite BBC children's TV character ever from fifty listed programmes, 1950-2013. But only one show, (Sarah and Duck, 2013), has a female main character. Forty-four have male, or mostly male characters; (the remaining five have roughly the same number of females and males).

Even in the most recent category, the '2000s', of eleven pr...

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Should children’s book awards be more inclusive?

Posted by Alexandra Strick on Friday, July 26, 2013,

A guest post by Jonathan Emmett

Jonathan Emmett is a children's author. In addition to writing picture books, such as Bringing Down the Moon, Someone Bigger and The Princess and the Pig, he also writes and paper-engineers pop-up books. He has a website at

“Avoid pigs and witches,” — this advice was given to me a few years ago when I was writing fiction for a schools’ reading scheme. Pigs had to be avoided because they could offend Muslim readers and witche...

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