Two Sections: Section A – Textual Analysis and Representation in TV Drama (50 Marks) Section B – Institutions and Audiences (50 Marks)
You will view an unseen 4-5 minute extract from a TV Drama –You will spend 30 minutes of the exam watching and re-watching this clip and making notes. You will then have 45 minutes to answer the question
We have 5 months to prepare you for your exam. In this time you will be completing lots of tasks and making notes. To ensure that you do not loose any of your work you will be making a new blogspot blog. It MUST be a new one. You cannot use your coursework one. This must remain intact. All teacher powerpoints and resources will be posted on the department VLE
TV drama is a broad category that has many different sub genres. They can take many different forms – Single dramas, two- parters, mini-series, serials, series and continuing dramas.
TV Dramas are an important part of broadcasters programming. Especially for BBC and ITV who advertise this as a key selling point of their channel. TV Drama is a very popular genre of television programming. Dramatic programming is television content that is scripted and (normally) fictional. This excludes, for example, sports, news, reality and game shows, stand-up comedy and variety shows. Also, by convention, the term is not generally usually used for situation comedy. Wikipedia
You have two minutes to make a list of all of the different genres of television drama that you can think of. You can work in pairs Here are two to get you started Crime, soap
Crime- The Bill Similar to soaps that are hospital Soap- Hollyoaks Costume- Down Town abbey Hospital- Holby City Sci-Fi- Heros Historical-Merlin Childrens Classic- Tracy Beaker- This was shown on CBBC which is a childrens a Channel. Teens- Skins- series on Channel 4 tackling problems that are in the teenage community Top Boy- Mini series on Channel 4 Keeping up with the Kardashians
Definition: Kind or Type – It is a way of classifying media texts using their conventions. TV Drama is a broad genre but it is important that we think about the role genre plays in broadcasters’ and television producers’ thinking as well as audiences’ viewing.
The Big Bang Theory It is the best show on earth due to the main characters witty sarcasm and knowledge. No
Watch and listen to the following clip with 3extracts from a television drama. Can you identify the genre that you are watching/listening to? What generic conventions did you identify from the genre? List these on your blog. You can embed the clip from youtube to your own blog by stealing the embed code from the VLE.
Define the television drama genre using the knowledge you have gained in this lesson Add this to the end of your blog. Share some of your definitions with the class