Are racially diverse casts the future of period dramas?

Shonda Rhimes’ hit series Bridgerton has now been renewed for up to eight seasons. This is not surprising considering over 63 million households binged the 19th century period drama over the festive period. Whether it was an ill-advised selection for the family or snuggled up on the couch alone, most of us were surprised by its modern portrayals […]


The history, controversy and success of Black History Month in the UK

Black History Month is an annual celebration of influential and successful Black people throughout history. This observance originated from Negro History Week in 1920s USA and now takes place for the month of October in the UK and February in the USA. Each year focuses on a specific theme; this year was African-Americans and the […]