BBC Learning Zone Clips

CLIP 8260

Creating 'Life on Mars'

Creating 'Life on Mars'
Key Info
  • Creating 'Life on Mars'
  • Duration: 06:33
  • The production team behind 'Life on Mars' talk through the creative process of pitching and producing the ground-breaking police drama series. 'Life on Mars' is a pastiche of a 70s cop series, where a present day detective is transported back to the 1970s.
  • Subject:

    Creative and Media



  • Keywords: pitching, commissioning, scriptwriting, pastiche TV Production, comedy, Life on Mars
Ideas for use in class
  • Process of pitching and getting commissioned for TV production. Scriptwriting and developing ideas. Role of pastiche. The media as a social commentator.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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