If you wanted to learn to write TV scripts under the wing of professionals, there is probably no better place to go than the BBC – unless, of course, you’re one of those dreadful white British people.
White applicants for a £25,000-a-year junior writing job were rejected on the basis of their skin colour, which, to put it mildly, would appear to be illegal. Those dismissed were understandably outraged.
The BBC said the scheme was a training opportunity, and allowed under the Equality Act, and claimed the advert made it clear it was for BAME candidates.
A spokesperson said: ‘This is a training and development programme designed as a positive action scheme to address an identified under-representation of people from ethnic minority backgrounds in script editing roles at the BBC.’
Almost every day, the BBC shows it is a law unto itself and out of touch with reality.