The 30 Most Powerful Woman Working In And On British TV And Radio?
Olivia Colman, Mary Berry, Julie Walters, Clare Balding, and Victoria Wood are among those featured in the Radio Times the 30 most influential woman working in and on British television and radio.
The Female powerlist, is topped by the Peep Show and Broadchurch star Olivia Colman, followed by thr Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry at number 2, Clare Balding at number 3, Julie Walters at number 4, and Victoria Wood — named the top 5 most powerful women in television and radio.
The magazine has claimed that a “revolution” has taken place in the gender politics of British television with “more and more British women dominating the screens and airwaves both on and off screen”.
Here’s the 30-strong list – Most Powerful Women in British TV And Radio:
- Olivia Colman, actor
- Mary Berry, presenter
- Clare Balding, presenter
- Julie Walters, actor
- Victoria Wood, comedian
- Dawn French, comedian/actor
- Sheridan Smith, actor
- Mary Beard, presenter
- Sarah Lancashire, actor
- Joanna Lumley, actor
- Claudia Winkleman, presenter
- Sarah Millican, comedian
- Kirstie Allsopp, presenter
- Miranda Hart, comedian
- Anne Reid, actor
- Kirsty Wark, presenter
- Heidi Thomas, writer
- Abi Morgan, writer
- Beryl Vertue, producer
- Sue Vertue, producer
- Jay Hunt, chief creative officer, Channel 4
- Sally Wainwright, writer
- Nicola Shindler, founder, Red production company
- Elisabeth Murdoch, founder, Shine production company
- Pippa Harris, co-founder Neal Street Productions
- Charlotte Moore, controller, BBC1
- Helen Boaden, director, BBC Radio
- Anne Mensah, head of drama, Sky
- Hilary Bevan Jones, producer
- Kim Shillinglaw, controller, BBC2
The list was chosen by a panel headed by Jenni Murray, presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. Also on the panel was Amanda Berry, chief executive of Bafta, Emma Freud, a founder of Comic Relief, and the quizmaster Richard Osman, co-presenter of BBC1 show Pointless.