Partial to Some Performative Drama: The BBC and Bias
The Campaign for Common Sense (CCS) exists to bring together those who want to have grown up discussion and debate.
In December 2020 we published ‘A Barrel of Laughs’, an analysis of BBC left-wing bias in its comedy output. Amongst our findings was that 74% of all comedy slots during the time period in question were given to comedians with publicly pronounced left-leaning tendencies, and just 2 of the 141 comedians featured by the BBC were explicitly conservative, pro-Brexit or anti-‘woke’. To gain a fuller understanding of the state of impartiality at the corporation, we decided to run a similar exercise for BBC drama.