• Monday, August 15, 2022

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Of diversity and talent

By: Keerthi Mohan

by Amit Roy THE Daily Telegraph columnist Allison Pearson struck a dissenting note about the much-praised BBC drama Bodyguard, which she said “wasn’t much cop.” “And that wasn’t just because the police in the show had been cast with diversity, rather than talent or charisma, in mind,” she added. Although she didn’t spell this out, diversity and talent are not necessarily in conflict. I have already said that Ash Tandon, who played DCI Deepak Sharma, was one of the best things about Bodyguard. There was, if anything, even more diversity in the casting of the new series of Dr Who,…

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