BBC Radio 4 are launching a female-led panel show with Jo Bunting

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Jo Bunting
BBC Radio 4 will launch Where’s The F In News, a women-led series created by Have I Got News For You producer Jo Bunting.

Where’s The F In News will be a topical series that has been described as an “energetic and intelligent female-anchored show”.

In 2014, the BBC’s Director of TV, Danny Cohen promised more gender inclusive programming.

“We’re not going to have panel shows on any more with no women on them,” Danny Cohen told the Observer. “You can’t do that. It’s not acceptable.”

Speaking about the gender imbalance in topical programmes, and the concept behind Where’s The F In News, Jo Bunting, who will also present the show said:

“Apparently if a woman speaks in a meeting for 50 per cent of the time a man speaks, he genuinely thinks she’s spoken the exact same amount as he has.”

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