• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Comparing two Television chat shows - Vanessa and Kilroy - and how they handle the topic of bullying

Extracts from this document...


In this essay I will be comparing two Television chat shows Vanessa and Kilroy and how they handle the topic bullying. In the opening of Vanessa it was bright and cheerful this did not match the subject 'bullying' unlike Kilroy's which matches the subject 'bullying'. Kilroy matches the subject bullying with the rhetorical question and the newspaper article at the start. In Kilroy he hits the audience in the studio and home with the rhetorical question and the newspaper article to show how serious the topic bullying is, and too draw attention from the audience in the studio and at home. In Vanessa she wears a bright suit with a happy face this highlights that she is not into the subject bullying. ...read more.


The seating arrangement is good because they are in a roman design (like the seats in a roman stadium), so Kilroy can get to the guest quickly, and the bullies and victims sit together. In Vanessa the seats are not in roman design so Vanessa could not get to the guest quickly. Vanessa discussion on bullying is only a segment of a show, so Vanessa can not go into the subject 'bullying' into enough depth. Kilroy is dedicated to the topic 'bullying' because if it was a segment then Kilroy will not go into enough depth about the topic bullying. In Vanessa the first person she interviews is the victim and he tells the audience about his problem, this shows how serious the topic is because he was emotional and this made the audience feel sad and angry. ...read more.


In Kilroy the whole audience takes part in the topic bullying, this affects the style of the programme because the audience want to express their emotion, because this is a really serious topic. In Vanessa they only have a few people taking parting the topic bullying. The most successful programme is Kilroy because he is dedicated to the topic bullying and this was a large programme based on bullying not a segment. He brings attention by the rhetorical question and the article at the start. The seating arrangement was good because it was in a roman design not squashed up like the seats in Vanessa. He had good camera shots and angles. He also brings specialist to the studio for the audience to discuss the topic 'bullying'. Sajid Ahmad ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Plays section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Plays essays

  1. Film Studies The Studio System

    As many film scholars will argue, film was never entirely "silent." Most movies were accompanied by some kind of music and even, at times, live narration. But there are some important historical landmarks in the transition to sound. As with the invention of celluloid film and projection, the move to

  2. Game Shows and Quiz Shows

    Friends like these is a modern show, which appeals to the younger audience. The show also has members of the public, which appeals more to the audience as they feel like they are involved. I then saw that the games need to be challenging to capture the audience, and keep the audience hooked.

  1. Drama evaluation of topic - Homelessness.

    Then it springs into action, shouting and screaming occur and the husband/father is taken away. This shows just how harsh the war was, one of your family being taken away, never to be seen again? It is heartbreaking to act and to watch, without even considering having to go through it.

  2. Jerry Springer and Kilroy. Both are chat shows talking about issues of people and ...

    problems, so as to try an set a path, step by step guide to how to tackle these problems should they ever rise in your own life at some point. In Kilroy, the show focuses on one factor for that episode enabling it to be fully assessed and commented on.

  1. Quiz shows

    Normally the contestant and audience give a sigh because the tension is going to be passed over to the next show. The camera shots also add tension to the show. When the contestant is anxious the cameraman tends to close up the shot, so the contestants are really under pressure.

  2. Compare and contrast the 'Jerry Springer show' with 'Kilroy' and write an analysis of ...

    This sets up a scene of confrontation-audience versus the guests. Typically guests appear, usually to reveal a secret, a heated 'discussion' develops, and then the fights begin. Chairs are tossed, hair is pulled, and punches are thrown. The audience at this stage normally eggs the guests on with chants of 'Jerry, Jerry, Jerry.'

  1. Comparing the two popular television game shows 'Who wants to be a millionaire?', shown ...

    Each contestant is placed behind a pedestal with their name on the front, so people can keep up with who is left in the game. Each round is timed, and money is gained by answering the questions asked by the presenter, the more questions answered, the more money won.

  2. 'Parkinson' Vs 'Friday Nights All Wright' - An analysis of television chat shows

    The title sequence is an integral part of the show because it is the first thing that is seen by the viewers, so it will have to display the style and reputation of the show as well as appeal to the more mature viewers which is the shows intended audience.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work