Following BAFTA’s suspension the membership of actor Noel Clarke along with his recent Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award following numerous sexual harassment and bullying allegations made in a Guardian report published Thursday; further fall-out and reactions has seen Sky announce they will no longer work with Clarke on his TV show ‘Bulletproof’ which also aired on The CW network in the US. Additionally ITV has announced it will not air tonights final episode of Viewpoint; a week-long drama series that already aired episodes 1-4.
A Sky spokesman said:
“Sky stands against all forms of sexual harassment and bullying and takes any allegations of this nature extremely seriously. Effective immediately, we have halted Noel Clarke’s involvement in any future Sky productions.”
The UK producer behind the series, Vertigo Films, has also launched an investigation to establish a clearer picture of Clarke’s conduct on Bulletproof, though Sky and Vertigo have not been made aware of any inappropriate behaviour.
ITV has decided to drop the final episode of Viewpoint after The Guardian published bombshell allegations about the show’s leading man, Noel Clarke. The final episode in the five-part series was due to broadcast on Friday night (30th April).
Viewpoint features Clarke as surveillance detective, DC Martin King, who sets up an observation post in the home of single mum and secret voyeur, Zoe Sterling, played by Alexandra Roach (Black Mirror).
An ITV spokesperson said:
“ITV has a zero tolerance policy to bullying, harassment and victimisation and robust procedures in place to investigate and deal with any complaints. We strongly believe that everyone deserves to work in a supportive and safe environment. In light of the very serious nature of the allegations against Noel Clarke raised by 20 women in the Guardian’s report, ITV has decided it is no longer appropriate to broadcast the final episode of the drama Viewpoint on ITV main channel this evening”
“We are mindful that some of our viewers have already invested four hours of their time over the past four nights in following this thriller which was due to conclude this evening, and they have yet to see the final episode. As such we plan to make it available on ITV Hub tonight for a limited time for any viewers who wish to seek it out, and watch its conclusion.”
In addition to ITV dropping Viewpoint, Clarke has been removed from a new writer scheme run by ITV and The Salisbury Poisonings producer Dancing Ledge Productions.