Look at the list of top 50 Television Dramas of all time – highlight ones you have seen, add more. In groups come up with a top ten list. Then try to define the genre.
Dr Who – Series two ‘Tooth and Claw’ (meeting Queen Victoria and up to where we see the servants locked up with the monsterThe Bleak House – fourth clip in TV Drama Clips Bank folderSpooks – Clip in the TV Drama Clips Bank folder
Intro to tv drama 2014
To understand what TV Dramas are
As you go through the powerpoint please
answer the questions and complete activities.
All resources are on the blog – hand outs and
Why do we watch Television
What pleasures do spectators experience through watching TV drama?
Think about your own response to the drama you
Dr Who, BBC1
How would you define Television Drama
A story that is presented in a dramatic way
and explores a range of genres, from soap
opera to science-fiction to costume drama.
A piece of film that engages with the
issues of the day in an accessible fashion,
i.e. through believable characters, through
fantastic locations or plots.
What TV Dramas do we know
Write down the names of as many TV Dramas
that you can think of.
Share your list with your partner.
Look at the list provided – which of these have
you seen, which ones do you think should be
added to the list?
Can you group them according to genre?
Working with another group come up with
your Top Ten (you will share them with the
What do TV Dramas have in
Think about your Top Ten list.
What do they have in common – think
about characters, narratives, sets and
settings, camerawork, use of dialogue,
sound and music.
Come up with ten ‘rules’ that TV Dramas
have to stick to.
Do these TV Dramas follow the
The Bleak House
Clips are included on
the blog below this ppt
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