Tv Drama Formats

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Tv Drama Formats

  1. 1. TV Drama – Formats <ul><li>TV is relentless in its search for drama, because drama engages and holds an audience. </li></ul><ul><li>There are four main categories of TV drama: </li></ul><ul><li>Single Drama </li></ul><ul><li>Series </li></ul><ul><li>Serials </li></ul><ul><li>Soaps </li></ul><ul><li>There is considerable variety within each category and each offers different forms of enjoyment for the viewer. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Single Drama <ul><li>The single drama used to be a staple of television but is now quite rare. It is designed as a ‘one-off’ story for television. Single dramas are often based on topical issues – subject matter that producers think is more appropriate to television than the cinema, for example ‘Dirty War’ about a terrorist attack on London. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Series <ul><li>This is a programme broadcast regularly, usually once a week, where the same characters and basic situation will be used to tell a different story in each episode. An example of this format is CSI. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Serial <ul><li>This format also uses the same characters and locations regularly, but each episode is not complete in itself and storylines will continue through to the next episode encouraging us to watch again this time next week to see what happens next. Often serial narratives carry more than one storyline – American series such as ER may have as many as four or five. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Soap <ul><li>Soaps have multiple characters who carry many storylines at once. Usually no single storyline will dominate and storylines can carry on for weeks or even months before coming to a conclusion, for example Stacey’s affair in EastEnders </li></ul>

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