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The 30 Most Powerful Woman Working In And On British TV And Radio?

Olivia Colman

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”.

Olivia Colman

Here’s the 30-strong list – Most Powerful Women in British TV And Radio:

  1. Olivia Colman, actor

  2. Mary Berry, presenter
    Mary Berry

  3. Clare Balding, presenter

  4. Julie Walters, actor

    Julie Walters

  5. Victoria Wood, comedian

  6. Dawn French, comedian/actor

  7. Sheridan Smith, actor

    Sheridan Smith

  8. Mary Beard, presenter
  9. Sarah Lancashire, actor
  10. Joanna Lumley, actor
  11. Claudia Winkleman, presenter
  12. Sarah Millican, comedian
  13. Kirstie Allsopp, presenter
  14. Miranda Hart, comedian
  15. Anne Reid, actor
  16. Kirsty Wark, presenter
  17. Heidi Thomas, writer
  18. Abi Morgan, writer
  19. Beryl Vertue, producer
  20. Sue Vertue, producer
  21. Jay Hunt, chief creative officer, Channel 4
  22. Sally Wainwright, writer
  23. Nicola Shindler, founder, Red production company
  24. Elisabeth Murdoch, founder, Shine production company
  25. Pippa Harris, co-founder Neal Street Productions
  26. Charlotte Moore, controller, BBC1
  27. Helen Boaden, director, BBC Radio
  28. Anne Mensah, head of drama, Sky
  29. Hilary Bevan Jones, producer
  30. 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.

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