The word series is used to define a set of episodes that are produced by a television
In the United Kingdom these sets of episodes are referred to as a series whereas
some other countries such as the United States refer to them as Seasons. They are
made to be broadcasted on television as either a recurring series or a one off group
of episodes, which are called a Serial. A single program in a series/serial is called an
Television series can be fictional such as in comedies and drama, or non-fictional
such as documentary, news, and reality television.
Drama Series – Breaking Bad 2008-2013 (5
Series, 62 Episodes)
Comedy Series – The Big Bang Theory 2007Present (6 Series, 135 Episodes)
Drama Serial/Mini-Series – Roots 1997 (6
A Single Drama is designed as a one-off story
for television. They often run for about the
same time as a film and are usually made
using a cheaper budget compared to
cinematic films, but they have a bigger
budget than tv shows such as soap operas.
They are shot using single camera shots
rather than using various multi-cameras.
Single Drama – United 2011
Documentary films are nonfictional motion
pictures that are intended to document
reality. They can be either direct-to-video,
made as a television program or released for
screening in cinemas.
A docudrama is a documentary-style which usually
appears on radio and television programming. Feature
film and staged theatre also use this drama to re-enact
certain events from throughout history of actual historical
events. On stage, it is sometimes known as documentary
theatre. In the core elements of its story a docudrama
strives to adhere to known historical facts, while allowing
a greater or lesser degree of dramatic license in peripheral
details, and where there are gaps in the historical record.
Dialogue may include the actual words of real-life
persons, as recorded in historical documents. Docudrama
producers sometimes choose to film their reconstructed
events in the actual locations in which the historical events