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A wildlife programme: is a documentary whose subject is wild animals in their natural habitat or

undomesticated fauna and flora generally

A Reality show: a television show in which members of the public or celebrities are filmed living their
everyday lives or undertaking specific challenges

A Costume drama:
1. Any theatrical production, film, television presentation, etc, in which the performers wear the costumes of
a former age ⇒ a lavish costume drama set in Ireland and the U.S. in the 1890s.
2. A genre of drama in which actors wear period costumes ⇒ He said the schedules were overly reliant on
costume drama.

A Soap opera: a serialized drama, usually dealing with domestic themes and characterized by sentimentality,
broadcast on radio or television

A sketch show: a show, such as a TV show or public performance, consisting of a variety of short comedy
scenes

A sitcom: A regular programme on television that shows the same characters in different amusing situations
A sitcom is an amusing television drama series about a set of characters. Sitcom is an abbreviation for
'situation comedy'. ⇒ ...the classic '70s TV sitcom 'Rising Damp'.
A sitcom is an informal term for situation comedy. A situation comedy is an amusing television drama series
about a set of characters; (on television or radio) a comedy series involving the same characters in various
day-to-day situations which are developed as separate stories for each episode. The abbreviation sitcom is
also used. ⇒ ...a situation comedy that was set in an acupuncture clinic.

A documentary: a factual film or television programme about an event, person, etc, presenting the facts
with little or no fiction; presenting factual material with little or no fictional additions. A documentary is a
television or radio programme, or a film, which shows real events or provides information about a particular
subject. ⇒ ...a TV documentary on homelessness.

A docudrama: a film or television programme based on true events, presented in a dramatized form. A
docudrama is a film based on events that really happened. Docudramas are usually shown on television
rather than in cinemas.

A series: a set of radio or television programmes having the same characters and setting but different
stories. A radio or television series is a set of programmes of a particular kind which have the same title. ⇒
...the TV series 'The Trials of Life' presented by David Attenborough. ⇒ ...the world's longest-running radio
series, Britain's 'The Archers'.

A serial: A serial is a story which is broadcast on television or radio or is published in a magazine or
newspaper in a number of parts over a period of time. ⇒ ...one of BBC television's most popular serials,
Eastenders. ⇒ Maupin's novels have all appeared originally as serials.

A thriller: Books, film, play, etc, depicting crime, mystery, or espionage in an atmosphere of excitement and
suspense. A thriller is a book, film, or play that tells an exciting fictional story about something such as
criminal activities or spying. ⇒ ...a tense psychological thriller.

and on television and radio. television a radio or television programme in which the general or specific knowledge of the players is tested by a series of questions. .the BBC's current affairs programme 'Panorama'... A current affairs programme: If you refer to current affairs.A game show: a television or radio broadcast in which teams or individuals play a game or quiz against each other. often in order to win a prize.the six o'clock news. ⇒ . The news: The news is a television or radio broadcast which consists of information about recent events in the country or the world.. A quiz programme: radio. ⇒ .. ⇒ being a good game-show host means getting to know your contestants. ⇒ I heard all about the bombs on the news. ⇒ I am ill-informed on current affairs. Game shows are television programmes on which people play games in order to win prizes. you are referring to political events and problems in society which are discussed in newspapers.