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Black women on screen

Duration: 05:35

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.

Available since: Mon 10 Feb 2014

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Mark Dean 09/02/2014

Inspirations: Bringing you news and features affecting the county's ethnic communities.

First broadcast: 09 Feb 2014

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