Black women on screen

Channel 4's hit US drama Scandal stars Kerry Washington as the first black actress to headline a prime-time network drama series in over 30 years. Washington's role, as the quick-witted political fixer Olivia Pope, is helping to influence the portrayal of black women and the roles they play on TV, according to Abigail Dankwa, the Assistant Director of Channel 4's comedy drama Babylon - as she explains to the BBC's Mark Dean in this extract.

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