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Soap Pack, The

Synopsis
A video-based teaching pack following the television production process, using as a case study a controversial storyline from the drama BROOKSIDE, showing development from script conferences, production meetings, rehearsals and editorial decisions to final broadcast and critical responses. The video includes three title sequences from current British soap operas; a compilation of video extracts from the Voluntary Euthanasia Society and its opponents outlining debates around mercy killing, pain control and terminal illness, as covered in the story; detailed discussion of the development of one individual scene; analysis of other key scenes from the storyline; two complete BROOKSIDE episodes, together with promotional material.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 150 min.
Year of production
1998
Availability
Sale; 1998 sale: £49.50 (inc. VAT +p&p)
Documentation
Accompanying 192 pages of photocopiable notes in ring binder.
Uses
National Curriculum Key Stages 4 and 5.
Subjects
Media studies
Keywords
television drama

Sponsor

Name

Mersey TV

Distributor

Name

National Association for the Teaching of English

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