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CLIP 13462

How TV programmes are made

How TV programmes are made

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Key Info
  • How TV programmes are made
  • Duration: 09:26
  • Two seven year olds meet Curious Cat, an animated cat who asks them if they would like to find out how TV programmes are made. The children visit a TV studio to see how programmes are filmed. They operate the cameras and learn how autocues and earpieces work. They visit the gallery (control room) to see how a live programme is put together. An expert explains how programmes are made into waves and sent by satellites dishes up to a satellite in space, which transmits the waves back down to homes across the UK. They return to the classroom to tell Curious Cat what they have learnt. First broadcast on BBC Learning Zone in March 2012 as part of the series Curious Cat's Science.
  • Subject:



    Investigative Skills: Considering Evidence and Evaluating

  • Keywords: CuriousCatsScience, TV, making TV,making television, making tv programmes, making television programmes, filming, making films, camera, cameraman, sound, images, screen, gallery, studio, autocue, script, satellite, waves, director, producer
Ideas for use in class
  • Could be used to learn about how TV programmes are made and how they are sent to TVs all over the country by satellites. It touches on how light waves behave. Also useful for learning about the application of science.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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