There aren’t too many US, let alone UK series that feature a Black Woman as the lead.  HawthoRNe with Jada Pinkett Smith; The Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency with Jill Scott and only UK series I could think of was Channel 4’s adaption of White Teeth with Naomie Harris (Do check her out in SkyFall (Opens 26 Oct) – The films gonna make her a major star).

Uber American TV producer, Shonda Rhimes,  the exec & creator of programmes such as Grey’s Anatomy & Private Practice both on Sky Living – if you’re interested and who’s latest hit show is now coming to the UK.

More 4, will broadcast her hit show on Thursday 25th at 9pm. Scandal which stars Kerry Washington  as Olivia Pope, a former Head of White House Press for the president.  She leaves to set up a crisis management firm called Olivia Pope and Associates. The series charts the various clients and events she and colleagues have to deal with.

Definitely one to look out for!

@ECForde The Urbane Cineaste.