Daisy Goodwin Victoria Screenwriter believes that TV dramas are “airbrushing reality” by having too many powerful female characters. Killing Eve and Bodyguard which features female in the lead refer to the recent successes of BBC dramas. She added that both saw women in prominent positions, as the Home Secretary in Bodyguard and as an M15 agent in killing Eve.
The Screenwriter says that the BBC is these narratives pretended “ sexism and racism in our institutions” had gone away.
The BBC most-watched the drama in 10 years was Bodyguard which was features a number of women in dignified roles including Gina McKee as Anne Sampson, head of the Metropolitan Police’s counter-terrorism unit, and Pippa Haywood as Lorraine Craddock, head of the Met’s specialist protection branch.
Fleabag actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge who has written Killing Eve where it saw two women go head-to-head- Jodie Comer as assassin Villanelle and Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri, an M15 agent with a female boss and assistant.
Goodwin told to BBC Radio “ There is something slightly troubling about the fact that there are lots of women in power but even the snipers were women. It further said that All the police officers were women and I just do not believe that is necessarily an accurate representation of what goes on in the police at the moment. I personally think it is unrealistic to pretend on television that women and men are treated equally and that is not the case”
According to the ITV writer perception who has written a number of novels it said that “ Goodwin thinks progress could be made more dramas that reflect reality and the Me Too debate”.Further added “ I think It is extraordinary that the Me Too scandal erupted a year ago and we have seen nothing on screen that really reflected it.
He further added a few questions that Would anyone can make a drama like Prime Suspect now? Where you have a very credible, brilliant female character who is battling sexism within police force?