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Understanding Crime Drama »

Jeremy Orlebar | Saturday May 16, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Film Studies, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, AQA AS, OCR A Level, OCR A2, OCR AS, WJEC A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Film Studies, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Film Studies , WJEC AS Media Studies, Film, Crime Drama, Key Concepts, Genre, Other Topics, Television, Television Crime Drama, Television Drama

Television and film crime/cop drama is very popular with a wide audience. Crime Dramas seek to anchor the representations of all types of police officers, criminals and victims as ‘believable’ characters, with ‘realistic’ plot lines, set in urban locations.The genre has been taken up in the US under the heading of American Quality Televsion (AQT) - see under heading AQT.

Codes and Conventions

Crime dramas:

  • are constructed realities
  • depict constructed versions of...
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TV Crime Drama Quiz »

Rob Miller | Monday February 18, 2013

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes, Television, Television Crime Drama

  1. Open TV Crime Drama Quiz
  2. Click on the back button to return to MediaEdu when you’ve finished using the quiz.



2014 WJEC GCSE Media Studies 2-Year TV Crime Drama Scheme »

Rob Miller | Thursday January 24, 2013

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Television, Television Crime Drama

Scheme

  • Unit 1 - Section A: Thinking about the Media: Investigating TV Crime Drama
  • Unit 1 - Section B: Thinking about the Media: Magazines
  • Unit 2 - Creating for the Media: Investigating and Planning (Controlled Assessment)
  • 2014 WJEC GCSE Media Studies 2-Year TV Crime Drama Scheme.doc

Associated Resources

  • Lewis Case Study
  • CSI Case Study
  • New Tricks Case Study
  • Heat Magazine Case Study
  • The Big Issue Magazine Case Study
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies TV Crime Drama Mock Exam 2014.docx
  • ...
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New Tricks Case Study »

Rob Miller | Monday December 17, 2012

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Television, Television Crime Drama

Currently in its ninth season New Tricks is a Police Procedural Crime Drama produced by independent production company, Wall to Wall (part of Shed Media Group) and commissioned by the BBC. Wall to Wall are an established production company making programmes like Who do you think you are? for the BBC with New Tricks first broadcast in 2003 as a one off episode.

By the fourth series New Tricks was reaching a very respectable 9.25 million audiences for the BBC identifying it...

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CSI Case Study »

Rob Miller | Friday December 14, 2012

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Television, American Quality Television (AQT), Television Crime Drama

Currently in its thirteenth season CSI remains the most watched television programme globally for over five years. CSI premiered on the American network CBS in 2000 and has multiple scheduling in the UK on channels such as C5 (normally at 9pm), Sky Living, CBS Drama and 5 USA. The Police Procedural/Forensic Crime Drama hybrid (see Genre below) has received significant critical and commercial success and has a mass target audience.

Success spawned the development of a...

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Lewis Case Study »

Rob Miller | Tuesday December 11, 2012

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Television, Television Crime Drama

After a successful pilot in 2006, the first series of Lewis was broadcast in 2007. Cloned from Morse Lewis is a high production value ITV Crime Drama that has developed into a flagship, or tentpole programme for ITV in terms of ratings, attracting advertising revenue and critical success. As with Morse Lewis is set in Oxford and is closely affiliated to Oxford University and university buildings – much of the crime and investigations are set in and around the Oxford...

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AQT Conventions »

Rob Miller | Friday August 10, 2012

Categories: A Level, WJEC A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Key Concepts, Genre, Media Language, Narrative, Hot Entries, Television, American Quality Television (AQT), Television Crime Drama, Television Drama

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Examples

Dexter | 24 | CSI | NCIS | Bones | Cold Case | Monk | Sopranos

Codes and Conventions

  • High production values
  • Star marketing
  • Multi-stranded narrative
  • Use of narrative enigma
  • Takes risks but arguably USP is predictable
  • Character driven (ensemble cast)
  • Often controversial narratives
  • Has pedigree – critically acclaimed
  • “Upscale, well educated, urban dwelling 25-45” (Aspirers)
  • Literary and self-conscious (understands the market and...
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Home Page Sample Deconstruction »

Rob Miller | Tuesday August 07, 2012

Categories: A Level, WJEC A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Hot Entries, New Media, Internet, New Technologies, Television, Television Crime Drama, Website Analysis, Web Pages

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Fox | Bones Website

URL: http://www.fox.com/bones

Bones is a high production value American Forensic Crime Drama in terms of sub genre. It is owned and distributed by the Fox Network and can be categorised as AQT or American Quality Television (see MediaEdu’s AQT Conventions)....

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Narrative AS Terminology Revision »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 27, 2011

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, A Level, WJEC A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Film, Crime Drama, Key Concepts, Narrative, Hot Entries, Television, Television Crime Drama

Source: Latymer Media Blog

Associated Resources

  • Narrative AS Terminology Revision Sheet.doc

Overview

  • Narrative
  • Narrative Enigmas
  • Narrative Themes
  • Narrative Structure
  • Narrative Theory

Narrative

  • The structure and organisation of media texts e.g. story
  • Narrative chain of cause and effect – the plotlines in a story that are triggered by action and enigma codes (something happens that causes something else to happen)
  • Narrative is correlated with genre – some genres have...
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2012 AQA GCSE Media Studies 1-Year Scheme of Work »

Rob Miller | Saturday August 27, 2011

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Television, Television Crime Drama

Overview

  • Year 11 AQA Media Studies GCSE 1 Year Scheme of Work 2012: (4812 Single Award)
  • Unit 1: Investigating the Media (TV Crime Drama) and Unit 2: Understanding the Media (Controlled Assessment)

Scheme

  • AQA GCSE Media Studies 2012 1-Year SOW.doc

Concepts

  • Media Language, Forms and Conventions (Semiotics, Genre, Narrative)
  • Institution (Producers, Distribution, Technology)
  • Audiences (Targeting, Theory and Debate)
  • Representation
  • Research, Planning and Responding to a Brief
  • Pre...
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Television Crime Drama Programmes Quiz »

Rob Miller | Wednesday July 13, 2011

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Key Concepts, Genre, Hot Entries, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes, Television, Television Crime Drama

  1. Open Television Crime Drama Programmes Quiz
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Television Crime Drama & Institution Quiz »

Rob Miller | Monday July 11, 2011

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Key Concepts, Institutions, Intro to Institutions, Hot Entries, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes, Television, Television Crime Drama

  1. Open Television Crime Drama Institutions Quiz
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Understanding The Murder Mystery »

Jeremy Orlebar | Wednesday April 27, 2011

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Television, Television Crime Drama

It all began in Wiltshire with the brutal murder of a three year old boy in June 1860. His body was taken from his bed at his home Road Hill House and dumped in the privy.

Who done it and why?

The crucial murder mystery element was that all the principal suspects were the people in the house at the time – the family and the servants.

The media in the form of local and national newspapers reported with relish every detail of the case and it gripped the nation like no other...

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2012 AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 1 Scheme of Work: Television Crime Drama »

Rob Miller | Sunday April 24, 2011

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Television, Television Crime Drama

Scheme

  • AQA GCSE Media Studies 2012 Unit 1 SoW - Television Crime Drama.doc

Associated Resources

  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Crime Drama Overview

Concepts

  • Media Language, Forms and Conventions (Semiotics, Genre, Narrative)
  • Institution (Producers, Distribution, Technology)
  • Audiences (Targeting, Theory and Debate)
  • Representation
  • Research, Planning and Responding to a Brief
  • Constructing, Creating and Evaluating

Skills

  • Textual Analysis, Communication Skills, Note Taking,...
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Television Crime Drama Worksheets »

Jeremy Orlebar | Wednesday April 06, 2011

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Television, Television Crime Drama

TV Crime Drama Police Procedurals Worksheet.doc

TV Crime Drama Characters Worksheet.doc

TV Crime Drama Mise-en-scene Worksheet.doc

TV Crime Drama Production Ideas.doc




AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Crime Drama Overview »

Jeremy Orlebar | Tuesday April 05, 2011

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Television, Television Crime Drama

This page should provide you with an index to the information we have on MediaEdu which relates directly to the 2012 AQA GCSE Media Studies External Assessment on Television Crime Drama.

This page also contains external links to support materials on the AQA site.

Scheme

  • 2012 AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 1 Scheme of Work: Television Crime Drama

Guides

  • Understanding Crime Drama
  • Understanding The Murder Mystery

Case Studies

  • Crime Drama Case History | Luther
  • Crime Drama Case...
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Crime Drama Case Study on The Mentalist (GCSE) »

Jeremy Orlebar | Tuesday April 05, 2011

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Television, Television Crime Drama

Trailer: Season 3

Genre: US Police Procedural

First seen in September 2008, on CBS. The show was created by Bruno Heller, who is also the show’s executive producer. Duration is 44 minutes of actual drama.

By 2011 it is in its third series and joins a stable of police procedurals on Channel 5 including:

CSI: Miami; CSI: NY; CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; NCIS and US Law and Order.

I have chosen it as a case study because it attracts a teenager audience, has a young...

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Crime Drama Case History | Luther »

Jeremy Orlebar | Saturday June 19, 2010

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Hot Entries, Television, Television Crime Drama

Luther (BBC)

6 X 60 minutes drama originated on BBC1 May/June 2010

View Preview for Episode One

Characters

  • DCI John Luther
  • Alice
  • DCI Ian Reed

The BBC’s new crime drama Luther is the first major drama series to have its eponymous hero played by a black actor. DCI John Luther, played by British actor Idris Elba, is familiar from his role as ‘Stringer’ Bell the drug lord with business acumen in The Wire. He was also in the US version of Extras. A dark...

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Life on Mars Case Study »

Nick Lacey | Friday April 24, 2009

Categories: Key Concepts, Other Topics, Television, Television Crime Drama, Television Drama

Trailer: BBC Extended

On 10 April 2007 Sam Tyler, the protagonist of Life on Mars (Kudos, 2006-07), committed suicide (or returned to 1973 depending on your viewpoint) in front of 7.7m viewers, a record for the serial in its final episode.

Although the first series of the classic police drama Z Cars (1962-78) reached nearly double that when it appeared, the 7.7m is a very respectable figure in the multi-channel environment of contemporary television. This popularity makes ...

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