Archive for the ‘Potential target audience’ Category

Radio 4’s audience issues

May 11, 2011

radio 4s audience issues and my target audience

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Directors Interview

May 11, 2011

directors interview

Questionnaire

April 27, 2011

questionnaire results

Questionnaire – VLE link

December 13, 2010

https://me.slmlg.net/personal/ast33884/Lists/Radio drama survey/overview.aspx

Research and Planning – Questionnaire

November 25, 2010

questionnaire radio drama

Research Planning – Webpages

October 4, 2010

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00v14v4 

Isherwood’s dramatic eyewitness account of Berlin in the early 30s, the book that inspired Cabaret. Living in Berlin as a young man, Isherwood encountered a range of vibrant characters both ordinary and extraordinary whose daily lives reflect a city and its people at a very particular time in history. He observed at first hand how ordinary people, at every level of society, became sucked into the new era of Hitler and his kind. Recorded on location in East Berlin, this new dramatisation by Tina Pepler has a documentary feel that vividly evokes the feel of the city and the lives of its inhabitants as the Nazi party slowly gains credence and ultimate power in the early 1930s. Christopher Isherwood is played by UK up and coming leading man James Norton in his first radio, and the Berlin inhabitants by an ensemble of excellent German actors – Leslie Malton (award winning German/American actress), Nicola Schoessler, Matthias Horn, Tilmar Kuhn and exciting newcomers Julia Reznik and Andre Kaczmarczyk. Isherwood arrives in Berlin, and takes lodgings with Fraulein Schroder, a once well off widow, now forced to take in a motley crew of lodgers. He’s enthralled by Berlin’s chaotic, hedonist nightlife and the rich variety of characters he meets: Jewish department store heiress Natalia Landauer, her cousin the serious and troubled Bernhard, fantastical night club singer Sally Bowles and the freeloading Otto Nowak. But as Christopher Isherwood grows to love the city and its people he cannot ignore the growing influence of the Nazi party even in his own carefree circles.

Research and Planning – Webpages

October 4, 2010

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00dzmcf 

A story of a women name Irene who threatens her new neighbour with a scythe when he suggests cutting down a tree which is on his land. Irene claims that her husband is buried under the tree- “to cut the branches would be to cut his limbs.” But the tree is around a hundred years old. Ruth, a social worker is called in to assess Irene’s mental health and ability to look after herself. But as she gets to know Irene she is drawn into a strange and magical tale that will change her life forever.

Research and Planning – Webpages

October 4, 2010

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007vzr2

Short stories or abridged books, often from new writers.

Research and Planning – Webpages

October 4, 2010

http://www.fffbi.com/lost/radio/

Research and Planning – Webpages (The Twilight Zone)

October 4, 2010

http://www.twilightzoneradio.com/ 

The Twilight Zone radio dramas website contains a black ground with a hint of dark green. The two colours mixed together us gives the viewers straight away the themes of horror and mystery. The black colours give off the feel of death, danger and darkness, and the green colours gives of an edgy mysterious feel towards the radio drama. The background colours are accompanied by moving stars. This helps to set the idea of location of the story, outer space and the galaxy. This gives us the idea that it may include Aliens and spaceships due to the ideas of mystery and space.

The pictures of the cast are set in black and white. This helps to create the dull yet spooky look due to the lack of bright and exciting colours. It also suggests that perhaps the radio drama story is set before the 1960’s when colour cameras were not yet popular on the scene. It could simply give the information to the audience that the radio drama is very old.

The characters appear rather different from one another. There is a old middle class posh looking man and a young fashionable looking female. There is a mix of race and gender among the cast which may be suggesting that it is something suitable for everyone, as long as your interest and drawn in by horror and tragedy story lines.