Public Service Broadcasting
Entertainment shows from broadcasting giants have incredible power to transmit ideas to huge audiences. Research shows that across countries, we pay more attention to TV on climate than we do to any other forms of media. But on the whole, big budget dramas and soaps remain silent. This week Lucy and Tom, (Coronation Street and Neighbours fans respectively) speak to the award-winning British screenwriter, Lisa Holdsworth about when and how TV drama will step up to the biggest story of our lives. Lisa is entertaining, brilliantly honest (especially about the commissioning process) and full of ideas about how this drama - the battle to get climate more screen-time – might play out. Spoiler: we’ll know we’ve succeeded when the climate crisis becomes a kitchen sink drama in Hebden Bridge, and the kitchen is flooded.