Quote: chipolata @ 22nd May 2019, 11:56 AM
You realize it's not that diverse a show. It's only two black people. In ethnic Top Trumps you wouldn't score that much with it,.
Except, of course, that diversity isn't just about black people: it's also about the inclusion of women, the disabled, LGBGT, Asians, other ethnic minorities and, of course, relationships. It's also about how people are portrayed on television.
Women are plentiful among the cast and there's a man whose head has parted company with his body - that's a pretty significant disability.
However, getting back to ethnicity, if I remember correctly there was an episode in which a group of what appeared to be Boy Scouts were having an archery lesson: there were five boys, three of whom were non-Caucasian (one being black, and two Asian). That's diversity on a truly astonishing scale in an organisation whose white membership has never been less than 95%.
Moreover, when assessing the show's contribution to the diversity initiative, it is also highly significant that the couple who inherited the stately home comprises a white woman with a black husband - a setup which would, in itself, have provided a basis for a controversial "Play for Today" on the BBC of the 1970s. Given that such a married relationship is rare in the UK (only 7% of couples - married or otherwise - are interracial), its inclusion as the basis of the relationship between the two inheritors must be seen as a massive contribution to the diversity initiative.
All in all, therefore, "Ghosts" represents quite a powerful hand in the game of ethnic Top Trumps.