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12 religionontvkw bblog

  1. 1. Religion on terrestrial television LEARNING OBJECTIVE – To consider traditional religious broadcasting and religious themes on popular television. By the end of the lesson: All must – gain knowledge of a range of religious programmes on TV and non religious programmes with religious characters or themes. Most should – analyse the impact of religious programmes and themes on television. Some could – evaluate the positive and negative aspects of religious broadcasting on terrestrial television.
  2. 2. Key questions: <ul><li>Should the terrestrial television channels be required to provide religious programmes? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it important that people with an interest in religion are catered for? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Try to think of some specific religious programmes, drama or soap operas that have religious characters and any recent individual drama or documentary with a religious theme. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think that the programmes and characters present religion in a positive or negative light? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Religious programmes <ul><li>Consider … </li></ul><ul><li>Whether the programme would appeal to Christians, members of religions other than Christianity, non religious people, adults, children etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Whether the programme is either successful or unsuccessful and why. </li></ul><ul><li>Whether or not you would watch the programme and why. </li></ul><ul><li>Does popular television trivialise religion? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Task three – Soap operas <ul><li>How is religion presented in soap operas? </li></ul><ul><li>Read the sheet ‘Christianity takes a kicking in Soapsville’. </li></ul><ul><li>List the arguments which criticise the approach to religion on television. </li></ul><ul><li>How far do you agree with the writer of this article. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Other programmes <ul><li>List any dramas you have watched that have an obvious or indirect religious theme. </li></ul><ul><li>Eg, life after death, forgiveness. </li></ul>

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