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Cameron wingate soap opera presentation

  1. 1. Discussed in relation to specific examples from television and/or radio By Nikita Caulkett, Becka Stocks, Vanessa Krug and Cameron Wingate
  2. 2. ● What is it? ● TV and radio regulation ● Audience protection ● Privacy protection
  3. 3. ● Working Class life ● Family, community and social issues ● Single localised space ● Dominated by female characters
  4. 4. ● ● EastEnders – 16 million viewers per episode Coronation Street – 9.8 million people per episode across the year ● OFCOM regulations separate for both ● BBC ● ITV
  5. 5. ● ● ● The cot death and baby swap Controversy throughout the general public Led the actress to leave the show?
  6. 6. ● Mums net ● Huge number of complaints ● Difficult issues
  7. 7. ● Free of charge helpline
  8. 8. ● ● ● Recent storyline of a character named Hayley who is diagnosed with cancer Assisted suicide Storyline showed both sides of the 'Right to die'
  9. 9. ● Aimed at a mass audience ● Stuart Hall: Three Readings ● Preferred, Negotiated and Oppositional ● Desensitised audience ● Used for audience entertainment
  10. 10. ● Inform ● Educate ● Entertain
  11. 11. ● Pre-watershed ● Teenage pregnancy, drug issues and infidelity
  12. 12. ● 'Certain specified hours before which broadcasters should not presume that children will be in the audience and should not therefore be inadvertently exposed to more adult portrayals.' (Blumer, 1992)
  13. 13. Bibliography Aron, D, Livingston, S (nd) Eastenders. Available at: http://www.museum.tv/eotv/eastenders.htm (Accessed 23 January 2014) BBC (2013) Coronation Street explores right to die. Available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23969815 (Accessed 23rd January 2014) BBC (2011) Samantha Womack to leave EastEnders. Available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12126454 (Accessed 23rd January) Blumler, J (1992) Television and the Public Interest. London: SAGE Publications Miller, T (eds.) (2002) Television Studies. London: British Film Institute Coates, J (2013) Eastenders: Old faces try to bring a smile to the Square. Available at: http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/tv-radio/402679/EastEnders-Old-faces-try-tobring-a-smile-to-the-Square (Accessed 23rd January 2014) Digital Spy (2014) Soaps Ratings Roundups. Available at: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/soaps/soapratings/ (Accessed 23rd January 2014) Mumsnet (2011) Mumsnet’s letter of complaint to the BBC. Available at: http://www.mumsnet.com/campaigns/eastenders-cot-death-story (Accessed 23rd January 2014)
  14. 14. Ofcom (2009) Guidances Notes Section 2: Harm and offence. Available at: http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/broadcast/guidance/812612/section2.p df (Accessed 27th January 2014) Ofcom (2011) Ofcom warns TV Broadcasters to be more careful around watershed. Available at: http://media.ofcom.org.uk/2011/09/30/ofcom-warns-tvbroadcasters-to-be-more-careful-around-watershed/ (Accessed 27th January 2014) Plunkett, J (2011) Eastenders cleared over ‘baby swap’ storyline despite 13,400 complaints. Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/media/2011/aug/01/eastenderscleared-baby-swap-storyline (Accessed 23rd January 2014) Saunders, P (2013) Soap opera Coronation Street must handle assisted suicide story with great sensitivity and care. Available at: http://www.lifesitenews.com/blog/soapopera-coronation-street-must-handle-assisted-suicide-story-with-great (Accessed 23rd January 2014) Sweeney, K (2011) Why are Coronation Street viewers turning off? Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/tv-andradio/tvandradioblog/2011/jul/11/coronation-street-drop-in-viewers (Accessed 23 January 2014)

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