Media coursework AS

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Media coursework AS

  1. 1. By Tom Coldham
  2. 2. Bbc1: Bbc1 aims to appeal to the majority of audiences , bbc1 believe the whole family can sit down and watch a drama on bbc1 and enjoy it as it features less violent scenes and no strong language is featured, bbc1 themselves have said that ‘BBC One is about aiming for the very best in production values, story-telling and talent in all genres. We want a rich-mix of programmes with scale and ambition that will appeal across the range to everyone in the UK.’ This shows that they’re aiming to appeal to all audiences. Bbc1 shows dramas that are from the past also, for example downtown abbey which shows they want a large mix of dramas so all audiences can be entertained by at least one drama. Bbc 3: Bbc3 is aimed at the younger generation of people, aged between 16-34, the content on the channel will be much different, it features a mix of genres and has increased violence or strong language, which entices younger people to watch them as they will find more explicit content more enjoyable to watch compared to something aimed at the whole family for example doctor who.
  3. 3. Channel 4: Channel 4 similar to the bbc in the sense that they aim to appeal to a wide audience by showing various different programmes which don’t contain strong language however a bit more violence is shown compared to the bbc . They tend to show dramas which can appeal to a wide range of people, for example Southcliffe can be enjoyed by all members . However channel 4 doesn’t show period dramas as such and focuses more on modern days for its dramas therefore it is slightly specific with it’s target audience while still maintaining the aim of focusing on the family. E4: the type of dramas shown on e4 are usually aimed at younger people for example misfits, this features adult themes and stronger language which makes it more interesting for the younger people. E4 would be aimed for people between 14-34. Another popular programme on e4 was The Inbetweeners which featured strong language and would not be suitable for the whole family to watch particularly younger children.
  4. 4. Luther: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEwrOnrlERY http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stoires/2011/05_may/19/luther.shtml John Luther is a Detective Chief Inspector working for the Serious Crime Unit he is a dedicated police officer, Luther is obsessive, possessed but very good at his job. Luther has paid a heavy price for his dedication, the job always comes first. His dedication is a curse and a blessing, both for him and those close to him. He is unable to arrest Alice Morgan, the murderer in the first episode, and for the rest of the first series she becomes his confidante, giving him an insight into the motivations of other criminals. Ripper street: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnhV5K9F39g http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2011/09_september/08/ripper.shtml The story begins in April 1889, six months since the last Jack the Ripper killing, and in Whitechapel H Division is responsible for policing one and a quarter square miles of East London: a district with a population of 67,000 poor and dispossessed. The men of H Division had hunted the Ripper and failed to find him. When more women are murdered on the streets of Whitechapel, the police begin to wonder if the killer has returned.
  5. 5. Being Human http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfnYEjXJAJc http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2008/02_february/08/human.sht ml The main part of being human is that various types of supernatural beings exist alongside human beings there are three of these supernatural beings that are involved with humans day to day lives and that these three characters try and live ordinary human lives despite the pressures and dangers of their situations. They are constantly threatened with exposure and also with pressure from other supernatural creatures. Torch Wood http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HehXywNUp6E http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2007/12_december/03/torchwood.shtml Torchwood is a sci-fi spin off series created by Russell T Davies, it involves several main characters who's job is to investigate the unusual, the strange and the extraterresital, the central premise of the show involves the team going to various parts of Britain to find out what has gone on, after strange behaviour has a occurred, or someone has been murdered in a strange way.
  6. 6. Misfits: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODl-kAhVsXY http://geeksyndicate.co.uk/2009/10/27/press-release-misfits-are-coming-to-e4/ Misfits is a British science fiction comedy-drama television show, on the network Channel 4, it is about a group of teenagers who are on community service and a storm comes and gives them all super powers for example one can read minds and the other can cheat death. Skins: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho69_sCkwyI http://www.channel4.com/info/press/press-packs/skins Skins is a British teen drama that follows the lives of a group of teenagers in Bristol, South West England, through the two years of sixth form. They get high , drunk and get laid and still wake up the next morning for school. The show was created by father-and-son television writers Bryan Elsley and Jamie Brittain for Company Pictures, and premiered on E4 on 25 January 2007.

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