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Greatest Women On TV

Historian Mary Beard has spoken out about online misogyny and internet trolling after being bombarded by "truly vile" abuse following an appearance on BBC 2's Question Time last week. It's not the first time the Meet The Romans presenter has attracted irrational criticism: last year Sunday Times journalist AA Gill declared her too unattractive for TV in a review of her BBC2 show. Mary's response was, unsurprisingly, measured and intelligent.

When we take to a television presenter it’s because they are passionate about a topic or knowledgeable about an issue and have the talent to share their ideas engagingly. We pulled together 14 of the television women we really admire. We wanted to include more but, depressingly, there isn’t a very large pool to choose from (please add your own favourites in the comments below.) Read on and celebrate some of the brilliant broadcasters we have in Britain.



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Pussy Riot’s new single is pro-vaginas and anti-Trump

“The idea of powerful female sexuality is much bigger than any populist megalomaniac man.”

by Moya Crockett
27 Oct 2016

Mamma Mia! ABBA confirm plans to reunite for “live experience” in 2018

All four of the original Dancing Queens are on board

by Kayleigh Dray
27 Oct 2016

The best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

From Gisele's bucket list adventures to Victoria Beckham's night out

by Nicola Colyer
27 Oct 2016

Bake Off’s Mary Berry on her TV reunion with Mel and Sue

The future for these GBBO stars is very bright indeed…

by Kayleigh Dray
27 Oct 2016

Lady Gaga fans, the full Carpool Karaoke video is beyond incredible

James Corden’s face says it all, really

by Kayleigh Dray
27 Oct 2016

Sorry Mel C, Little Mix don't want you to be their mum

You can be ours though

by Anna Pollitt
26 Oct 2016

This Instagram star's honest selfie has gone viral

A glimpse behind the filtered curtain

by Amy Swales
26 Oct 2016

The Alexander McQueen biopic just cast the perfect Hollywood star

Another British bad boy.

by Moya Crockett
26 Oct 2016

Jennifer Garner opens up on co-parenting with ex-husband Ben Affleck

The pair try to teach their children the importance of charity

by Sarah Biddlecombe
26 Oct 2016

Life advice from Helen Mirren, “the nastiest of nasty women”

Ignore those who judge by appearances, don’t rush into marriage, and only drink on days ending in 'Y'.

by Moya Crockett
26 Oct 2016