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Jack Thorne: TV industry needs to address disability diversity

Screenwriter behind new His Dark Materials adaptation calls for meaningful representation

Disability is being ignored in the conversations about diversity in television, according to the award-winning screenwriter Jack Thorne.

The writer and director, who co-wrote the Bafta-winning This is England ’88 and ’90 series, has said there is an “invisible prejudice in the industry” and called on broadcasters, drama schools, entertainment companies, and agencies to do more to address the issue.

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