Ofcom enforces new guideline requiring broadcasters to meet diversity quota of ‘At least one Romesh Ranganathan’ per show.

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Romesh Ranganathan is to host a new show for Sky Arts entitled  “Romesh Presents…”.

This follows a recent guideline by Ofcom that shows are to now meet a diversity quota of at least ‘1 Romesh Ranganathan’.

The government-approved regulatory released the following statement:

We constantly strive for broadcasters to highlight diversity, and we are still seeing far too few shows without any Romesh Ranganathan at all.

It is 2019, and apart from the following, Romesh Rangnathan remains far too underrepresented. Just look at the miniscule amount of shows broadcast since 2018 to feature people of a Romesh Ranganathan background.

  • A League of Their Own
  • The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan
  • Judge Romesh
  • The Ranganation
  • Rob & Romesh Vs
  • The Reluctant Landlord
  • Romesh’s Look Back to the Future
  • Just Another Immigrant
  • Romesh: Talking to Comedians

Apart from those 9 shows specifically tailored as vehicles for Romesh Ranganathan, and featuring him extensively as a lead, there are very few opportunities for Romesh Ranganathan to see himself represented on TV.

Here are some popular shows we hope will begin featuring Romesh Ranganathan, in either a host, or guest capacity.

  • Peaky Blinders
  • Our Planet
  • The Women’s Football show
  • The Sky at night
  • Joanna Lumley’s Japan
  • A showing of the 2000 movie Gladiator
  • The News
  • Repeats of Murder She Wrote

Hopefully, broadcasters will begin featuring Romesh Ranganathan as much as possible, lest they incur disciplinary actions or possible fines. 


Ranganathan features quite heavily on the TV Channel DAVE, with the head of comedy stating “Honestly, if he ever gets into an accident, then our schedule is pretty much fucked.”


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