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Share your TV Crime Drama Clips Here!

Discussion in 'Media studies' started by mediadave, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. mediadave

    mediadave New commenter

    After spending an age this week looking for suitable clips I thought it would be a good idea if those of us teaching this topic for the AQA spec could post here any links to clips we've used and what you used the clip to focus on.
    For example, I wanted to show both stereotypical "evil" villain and one with more complexity to their character and didn't know where to begin I might know of plenty of Crime Drama series but I'd never be able to pinpoint a partiuclar episode.
    Anyway, the first in the current series of Law and Order UK showed a typical villain who'd been sentenced to life in the previous episode and was testifying about another murder he'd committed; the same episode showed a suspect pleading guilty in court to having killed a police officer after the murder of his own brother had been mis-investigated by the police, and as such the suspect was angry and upset but regretted his actions. Available for another couple of weeks on the ITV player

  2. Mr_X

    Mr_X New commenter

    Decent playlist here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6A19C2A73737035E
  3. mediadave

    mediadave New commenter

    Fantasticallyhelpful, thank you
  4. DalekTeacher

    DalekTeacher New commenter

    Can we show clips of 'The Equalizer?'
  5. Mr_X

    Mr_X New commenter

    Superb stuff, really useful.
  6. As is the YouTube playlist you posted t'other day!
  7. Thanks so much for this link as this has been extremely useful and has saved me hours of looking for clips. So far with my class we have focused on the popular CSI Miami and Spooks programmes deconstructing the title sequences, identifying similarities and differences in both and what makes each one distinctly American and British.
  8. The Equalizer, Classic! Why not?!
    Students can identify how the genre has evolved and why it still endures continued success.
  9. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter


    Article on realism in crime drama with quotes from Ian Kennedy-Martin.
  10. How are you all getting students to understand why these shows are popular and which ones have been most successful? Apart from noting how many series each has had, I'm always a bit stuck for ideas on this.


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