GCSE Media Coursework Emily Shimell
Game Shows and Quiz Shows
My task is to create an idea for a new game show or quiz show. I have to imagine I am a television company and send a letter to a TV channel making a pitch for my new show. I also have to design a set for my game show.
I am going to research some other game and quiz shows to see what is in common with each programme, and where there is a gap in the market. I am going to look at:
- What channel is the show on?
- What time?
- What adverts are used before, during, after?
- Who the adverts may be aimed at
I need to study each game show and be able to categorise each into which is a game show and which is a quiz show. I also need to decide which audience it is aimed at to help me with designing my own show. I am going to look at the following points with each game and quiz show to analyse it.
- Host – age, dress, manner and behaviour, language and how they interact with the audience and contestants. How they talk to the camera and what they are famous for.
- Set – colours, lighting, podiums, lights, buzzers etc. as well as the layout in the studio. This is known as the mise en scene.
- Contestants – Are they ordinary members of the public or celebrities? What ages and social background do they have? Male or female, or a mixture, working alone or in teams?
- Likely Audience – From the style of the show and the questions asked, plus the times of transmission and the adverts. I will also suggest what the audience is getting out of the show and there reasons for wanting to watch it.
The shows I will be analysing for these features are:
- Call my Bluff
- Friends like these
- 15 to 1
- Supermarket Sweep
I also researched into times of different types of quiz and game shows by looking at the ‘TV Times’ and seeing which times and days were the most popular showing times.