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Sitcom Controlled Test Mock

palmersa | Thursday June 18, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Other Topics, Situation Comedy, Staffroom, Mocks



To: Creative Department Members

From: Managing Director

CC: Marketing Manager

Date: 3.12.07

Re: New Sit-com Commission

You may be aware that UKTV have been granted a digital broadcast licence for a new Comedy channel as from January 2008.

The main content of the channel will be classic comedy programmes and films from years gone by. They have managed to strike a deal with the BBC for many of their great classic sit-coms – a fantastic coup when you consider the standard of many of these shows such as Open All Hours, Till Death Us Do Part, Dads Army, ‘Allo ‘Allo, and Butterflies. They have also landed a deal for some American gems such as The Beverley Hillbillies, Bewitched and Friends.

They have decided to commission a new ground-breaking sit-com that reflects the attitudes of the twenty first century. They want something that does not follow the usual sit-com stereotypes and addresses the cultural diversity of the population at this time. They want high quality storylines, humour, actors and audience response. This is to be the flagship programme of the channel.

I am looking for the Creative Executive who can head-up and land this project for us. There will be significant kudos and financial reward!

If interested then get your responses to the following four tasks back to me a.s.a.p.

Answer ALL FOUR tasks. Make sure you include all sections. Each task is worth 25% of the final mark.

You are asked to carry out the following tasks:

1. Watch the episode of ‘Some Mothers Do Have ‘Em’, available from the Education Department. Comment on the following conventions:

a. Theme tune
b. Location
c. Situation
d. Characters
e. Type of comedy
f. Catchphrases

2. British and American sit-coms have been accused of targeting a white middle class audience and avoiding controversial issues. From your research give some examples to back this up or to challenge it. Use at least THREE different sit-coms.

3. Use the...

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