#Arts & Entertainment
Everyone/TV Bosses/Ad Agencies/Production Companies
United Kingdom

My name is Amanda Amory and I feel that there is a lack of positive Black-British representation on television, and would like this changed.

Not just because I, myself am from the Black community, but because in my chosen career as a scriptwriter and having friends, colleagues and family members who aspire to be actors, there is limited opportunity for us to succeed.

There is a wealth of vibrancy, humour, pathos, drama, entertainment and passion in the Black community that deserves to be heard and enjoyed by those who love television.

And I am so thankful that there are already a few talented and respected representatives on television who have blazed a trail for us, but there is still room for more. MUCH more.

My words have been echoed by these talented and respective individuals on countless occasions and I have personally heard from Television Industry professionals that there is a need for a larger Black representation on TV as what we have now is far from ideal.

This is true, which is unfortunate for this day in age and in such a multicultural society such as ours. So more has to be done. Which is why I am urging you to please sign this petition in the hope that it changes things for the better.


We, the undersigned, believe that there is a lack of black representation on British mainstream television and by raising the awareness of this, we would like to request the following:

1) The quota of Black representation on British television and behind the scenes increased.

2) More programmes that predominately feature Black British actors.

3) The programmes to be created for mainstream Television and without an ethnic slant.

4) More Black actors represented in primetime Advertisements.

5) Reality Television shows that will predominately feature Black British Media and showbusiness aspirants.

6) More opportunities in TV for aspiring Black scriptwriters, Actors, Directors and Producers.

7) Documentaries that explore the vibrancy and culture of Caribbean and African history.

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The Campaign for more Black-British representation on mainstream TV petition to Everyone/TV Bosses/Ad Agencies/Production Companies was written by Amanda Amory and is in the category Arts & Entertainment at GoPetition.