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Media Assignment:-Reading Television

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Media Assignment:-Reading Television Crime Series Step one. Genre,Schedule,Audience Both programme's start at different times, The Bill starts before the watershed and is an hour long whereas 'Waking the dead' starts after the watershed and is also an hour long. The Bill is aimed at younger audience that's because The Bill is before the watershed. Waking the dead is more of an adult rating due to it being after the watershed. Step Two, The opening sequence The opening sequence of Waking the dead has dark dull colours like dark red,orange,green and black, The red and orange are represented for blood in the background fluids are being flashed, Text floats around the screen and some of the text reflects in the water. ...read more.


Step Three: Narrative Structure Both Tv series contain Sub plots, Both stories are told in different ways, I know this because both stories are about different thing's for example:- Waking the dead is about detectives and investigations, The Bill is about Crimes and police officers out looking for criminals, In The Bill the story ends when A criminal gets caught, Whereas in Waking The dead it ends in the middle of an investigation. The only things that are similar between both proggrames is that there both about crime. Step Four, Key scene The camera shots used for both interviews are the same, they both use a Point of view shots , Over shoulder shots and a low angle shot. ...read more.


Step Five: Representation Women and ethnic people are represented in both crime proggrames. In The Bill women are mainly police officers and in Waking the dead women play a very important part. Both men and women are treated the same in Waking the dead, Whereas in The Bill men are treated better than women. In Waking the dead there are more men represented then women, But this doesn't really matter because thet play high parts in the proggrame Similarities The similarities between both proggrames is that they are both about crime, and both include police officers and Detectives also they are both on T.V for an hour. The differences between both programmes is that the genders are represented in different ways. Women are not really represented as much in Waking the dead, Whereas they are in The Bill. ...read more.

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