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Tell Tale Teachers - Pupils Plotting

Educational television. Programme for teachers that documents the results as schools around Britain respond to the challenge of producing a 60-second version of a Shakespeare play. The programme begins with a group of teachers in Hull, who are learning a range of digital media, film and audio production skills and use this to produce new versions of Shakespeare plays. The next fifteen-minute slot focuses on three Year 9 classes and a special school dance club as they grapple with performing and shooting their own photo-story. These techniques and special software are then used to work on key scenes from Macbeth.
Shakespeare Shorts
Great Britain
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Drama; Education
film and television production; schools; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); digital technology
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Production Company


Teachers’ TV

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020 7182 7430
6-18 Berners Street
Funded by the Department for Education, Teachers’ TV was a producer and supplier of over 3,600 free videos and lesson resources to support the professional development of anyone working in school, enabling them to widen their skills, develop their practice, and connect with others in the field. Previously broadcast on digital television, the service became exclusively online from 31 August 2010, with programmes being available for free online viewing or download. Thge DfE terminated the contract with Teachers TV and delivery via the website ceased on 29 April 2011, with the programmes being offered to educational distributors free online delivery. Further details from the DfE website Until 29 April 2011 programmes from Teachers Television were streamed on the website and available for download to registered users (free registration). Programmes are aimed at primary and secondary school teachers in all subject areas, as well as headteachers and governors, and include observation of teaching sessions, materials for use in the classroom and discussion of issues relevant to education. Teachers TV was funded by the Department for Education but the contract ended in April 2011 and the programmes are being offered to educational distributors to deliver free at the point of use from their websites. Details of which titles are available in this way are on the DfE website
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