This week, I made my debut on Conversations with Hogi , the podcast put together by Mama Koogs Arts. Over the course of about 45 minutes, we talked about our attempts to engage with the BBC over Berena and Holby City , and about different perspectives on wlw audiences. My thanks to Hogi and Katie for asking me on, and for such an enjoyable chat.
As you'll already know if you follow me on Twitter , I went to Elstree today in order to deliver the open letter , signed by 280 people, asking the BBC to engage with us over the hurt caused to a number of viewers, queer and straight alike, by Holby City episodes in December. I'd emailed producers there to ask if they would meet me to talk about the issue. In 2017, when I contacted Holby to speak to them about my research into the (then positive) impacts of the storyline for women-loving women, I was invited down, given a tour of the studios, and had a really long chat with the then Series Producer, Kate Hall (who has since left the BBC). This time, I got no response whatsoever. Yet when I arrived at the gates of Elstree, the security guard appeared to be expecting me. Here's a video of our conversation, with transcription, as there's a lot of background noise. I've tried to block out the man's image, because although he knew I was recording, he's on