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An Introduction to Quiz Shows

jeremy | Friday June 19, 2009

Categories: Other Topics, Television, Quiz Shows, Television Quiz Shows

Pete Wall and Charlie Evans from HarperCollins have kindly agreed to share their latest series of podcasts with Please click on the hyperlink immediately below to download and listen to an invaluable introduction to this year’s AQA GCSE Media Studies Controlled Test.

Quiz Shows Podcasts

Take a Quick Quiz on Quiz Shows

Quiz Shows Quiz

Quiz Show Intro Letter

Quiz Show Mock Foundation Tier

Quiz Show Mock Higher Tier

Quiz Show Mock Marking The Mock Exam

Quiz Show Mock Exam Paper Grade Descriptors

Quiz shows are one of the most popular and enduring genres on television throughout the world. They appeal to large audiences and continue to redefine themselves for each new generation of viewers. For example, click on the hyperlink below to see one of the most recent examples of innovation in this genre of entertainment.

One of the main appeals of quiz shows is that they don’t just depend on general knowledge to attract audiences. They deal with issues such as competition, and success, as well as knowledge. These are of interest to many audiences.

John Fiske, in Television Culture, suggests some definitions and categories of different types of shows.

Fiske suggests that all shows that deal with competitions between individuals or groups, and that are based primarily on the display of factual knowledge can be considered quiz shows. Fiske defines this genre according to its...

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