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Task 1 U27 LO1 Genre research

News
News is a factual programme which presents the audience with new from is
selected genre.
Convention include:
Formal
Directs speech
Smart dress code

Pakokelso2013 (2014)Sky sports news TOTH - 9pm - Wednesday 15th January


2014. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0kWrhkwA8Q
(Accessed: 12 April 2016).

News
Pakokelso 2013 states: A channel used to inform their audiences on
the football news from Wednesday 15th January 2014.

Example of news - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0kWrhkwA8Q

Pakokelso2013 (2014)Sky sports news TOTH - 9pm - Wednesday 15th


January 2014. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=N0kWrhkwA8Q (Accessed: 12 April 2016).

Documentary
A Documentary is a factual programme which is informative to show the audience what
is happening in the chosen genre of documentary.
Conventions
Narration
Real life videos
Possible interviews
Documentary definition(2016) Available at: https://www.google.co.uk/search?
sclient=psy-ab&safe=active&biw=1680&bih=925&q=documentary
%20definition&oq=document&gs_l=hp.1.0.0i67l4.4035079.4036472.5.4038452.8.8.0.0.
0.0.175.992.1j7.8.0.csbd%2Ccfro%3D1%2Csrna%3D10%2Csrs%3D20...0...1.1.64.psyab..0.8.984.wQrdgf0YQA8&pbx=1&ion=1&cad=cbv&bvch=u&sei=siMOV4bBKcO1UcijlIg
L&rct=j (Accessed: 13 April 2016).

Documentary
BBC Earth (2012): A programme which gives audiences
insight and information of the life of a Meerkat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AA8KNtWB8A
BBC Earth (2012) Meerkats: Part of the team - natural
world - BBC. Available at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AA8KNtWB8A
(Accessed: 12 April 2016).

Docudrama
A Docudrama is a mix of a documentary and a drama which take
elements from both sides to create a documentary on ongoing
drama, for example Big Brother.
Conventions
Narration
Drama
Google(no date) Available at: https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?
sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=docudrama
%20definition (Accessed: 14 April 2016).

Docudrama
Big Brother UK (2016) states: A programme showing
the breakdown and explanation of a housemate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjfdLnQCZME
Big Brother UK (2016)Megan explains herself to big
brother | day 10. Available at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjfdLnQCZME
(Accessed: 12 April 2016).

Docusoap
A Docusoap is a show that follows a particular occupation and
location over a certain period of time.
Conventions
Looking a occupation or location
Narration
Period of time the programme goes on for must end.
Google(no date) Available at: https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?
sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF8#safe=active&q=docusoap+definition (Accessed: 14 April 2016).

Docusoap
Bross (2016) says: A Programme looking at the work of
a vet and how his life as a supervet is going.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzpfJUFSpHc
Bross (2016) The new series of the Supervet begins on
channel 4 this week. Available at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzpfJUFSpHc
(Accessed: 12 April 2016).

Infotainment
Infotainment is a broadcast channel which is intended to both entertain as well as inform.
Conventions
Have factual information which informs the audience
Content which is entertaining in some way
Could possible be a kids show such as Blue Peter.

Google (no date) Available at: https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chromeinstant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=infotainment (Accessed: 13 April 2016).

Infotainment
Busterlung (2009) states: Pointing your arm when
underwater can help you with the sense of direction
Busterlung (2009) Blue peter tries royal navy helicopter
underwater escape training. Available at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFPHf5YU_vA
(Accessed: 13 April 2016).

Reality TV
Reality TV is when normal people or famous are
followed by cameras and filmed contently.
Conventions
Real life
Situational
People put in different situations e.g. a jungle
Usually entertaining by contain things such as conflict,
romance etc.

Reality TV
Im A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here? (2015) states
Celebrity Ferne is made to eat a spider in order to win
food for her camp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK_7FDcMfwE
I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! (2015)Ferne
McCann eats a HUGE live spider! | Im A celebrity... Get
me out of here!Available at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK_7FDcMfwE
(Accessed: 13 April 2016).

Education
Educational TV is television that is made with the intention to
educate the viewers.
Conventions
Informs audiences and a select genre e.g. History
Is usually formal and set out for people to learn everything easier.

Merriam-Webster (2015) Definition of EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION.


Available at: http://www.merriamwebster.com/dictionary/educational%20television (Accessed: 13
April 2016).

Education
Middle Ages History (2014) states A show looking at
the life of the Tudors
Middle Ages History (2014)Kings and queens of
England - episode 3: The Tudors (history documentary).
Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=tDrY3huDDRI (Accessed: 13 April 2016).

Wildlife
A wildlife show is a documentary type show looking at different
kind of animals and creatures of the world or undomesticated
fauna and flora generally.
Conventions
Narrations
Impressive shots of the wildlife
Used to inform and entertain the audience
Stewart, M. (2016)Do you need to know kwl to be kwl?Available
at: http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/wildlifeprogramme (Accessed: 13 April 2016

Wildlife
BBC Earth (2012): A programme which gives audiences
insight and information of the life of a Meerkat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AA8KNtWB8A
BBC Earth (2012) Meerkats: Part of the team - natural
world - BBC. Available at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AA8KNtWB8A
(Accessed: 12 April 2016).

Special Interest
A special interest show is a show which looks at a specific
genre in specific.
Conventions
The show is unique to other shows
Has a lot of information on the topic
Could also be used to entertain the audience.
musingsofanaspie (2012)Whats so special about a special
interest?Available at:
https://musingsofanaspie.com/2012/11/07/whats-so-specialabout-a-special-interest/ (Accessed: 13 April 2016).

Special interest
Jamie Cooking Again (2015) states: Jamie Oliver show
you how to make a Steak Indian Style meal in 30
minutes
Jamie Cooking Again (2015)Jamies 30 minute meals
S02E16 steak Indian style. Available at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI36XP1ogpk
(Accessed: 13 April 2016).

Makeover
Makeover shows are shows which take something and show you how
they transform it into something better, such as a car.
Conventions
Transforming something
Showing the steps to transform
Host of the show
Category: Makeover reality television series (2013) in Wikipedia.
Available at:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Makeover_reality_television_series
(Accessed: 13 April 2016).

Makeover
Gaming Star Birdy (2015) states: Pimp my ride takes a
Subaru Impreza and upgrades it for the owner
Gaming Star Birdy (2015)Pimp my ride 6x17 louis 1996
Subaru Impreza. Available at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjUjIPh7xuE
(Accessed: 13 April 2016).

Magazine
A Magazine show is a show a regularly scheduled news program consisting of
several short segments in which various subjects of current interest are
examined, usually in greater detail than on a regular newscast.
Conventions
Different segment in the show
Different subjects
Extra detail on stories
Google(no date) Available at: https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?
sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF8#safe=active&q=magazine+show (Accessed: 13 April 2016).

Magazine
Top Gear (2016) states Top Gear test caravans around
in different situations to test them
Top Gear (2016) SUV caravan challenge - top gear series 22 - BBC. Available at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNTnrpL1Uw0
(Accessed: 13 April 2016).

Discussion
A Discussion TV show is a show which people a brought together
to discuss topics.
Conventions
Host to instigate the discussion
People with different opinions on the show.
Audience often there to ask questions and give more opinions
as well as react.
Talk shows, radio and television(no date) Available at:
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3401804119.html
(Accessed: 13 April 2016).

Discussion
MrFurling (2013) states: Discussing issues in modern
politics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP4A6SbRdzM
MrFurling (2013) BBC sunday politics show, bilderberg Alex Jones interview. Available at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP4A6SbRdzM
(Accessed: 13 April 2016).

Review
A Review show is a show which looks at and gives
opinions on a certain product, e.g. a movie
Conventions
Host who reviews things
Taking the products out for tests
Conclusions on the products
2016 (2009) Review definition and synonyms. Available
at:
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/rev
iew_1 (Accessed: 13 April 2016).

Review
The Gadget show (2016) states Gadget show looks at
how well a 3D printed motorbike performs
The Gadget Show (2016)3D printed motorbike - the
gadget show. Available at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wksDI6pvvcg
(Accessed: 13 April 2016).

Chat Show
A chat show is a show is which celebrities or people of interest are
invited to talk informally about topics
Conventions
Popular hosts
Famous people or people in the limelight talking about relevant
topics.
Informal in order for it to be more entertaining
Google(no date) Available at: https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?
sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF8#safe=active&q=chat+show+definition (Accessed: 13 April 2016).

Chat Show
The Jonathan Ross Show (2016) states:Jonathan Ross
invites famous actor Kit Harrington to take the lie
detector test
The Jonathan Ross Show (2016)Is Jon Snow dead? Kit
Harington lie detector test - the Jonathan Ross Show.
Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=VtfbVOme-eM (Accessed: 13 April 2016).