Clip description Keywords
Autobiographies and Structure
Autobiographies and Structure

Duration: 05:13

How readers of an autobiography can be shocked and made to identify with the writer.

 
Characterisation in Autobiography
Characterisation in Autobiography

Duration: 02:50

The character of Duncan Bannatyne and how he presents himself as someone who will achieve success.

 
How to Engage the Reader in Autobiography
How to Engage the Reader in Autobiography

Duration: 03:26

The 'rags to riches' autobiographical structure in Duncan Bannatyne's autobiography.

 
Literary Techniques Used in the Autobiography
Literary Techniques Used in the Autobiography

Duration: 02:10

Literary techniques found in Nicky Campbell's autobiography.

 
Reporting the Charge of the Light Brigade (pt 1/3)
Reporting the Charge of the Light Brigade (pt 1/3)

Duration: 03:00

This builds on the range of writing that exists around The Charge of the Light Brigade.

 
Reporting the Charge of the Light Brigade (pt 2/3)
Reporting the Charge of the Light Brigade (pt 2/3)

Duration: 03:52

Through interplay of original text and critique, this clip explores how reporting can convey subtle criticism.

 
Reporting the Charge of the Light Brigade (pt 3/3)
Reporting the Charge of the Light Brigade (pt 3/3)

Duration: 02:40

Kate Adie explores effective and realistic use of description in William Howard Russell's war reporting on the Crimean War.

 
Roberto Saviano - Interview
Roberto Saviano - Interview

Duration: 07:54

A rare interview with Roberto Saviano, author of 'Gomorrah', in which he discusses the reasons for writing his international best-seller and the implications of its popularity.

 
The Charge of the Light Brigade: Letter Home
The Charge of the Light Brigade: Letter Home

Duration: 02:17

Straightforward dramatisation of a soldier's letter home from the front line of the Crimean War.

 
The Influence of Style, Purpose and Audience on a Text
The Influence of Style, Purpose and Audience on a Text

Duration: 04:16

Introduction of the context of 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' and begins to explore different accounts and genres around this key event.

 
The Theme and Purpose of Autobiographies
The Theme and Purpose of Autobiographies

Duration: 00:56

The autobiographies of Duncan Bannatyne and Nicky Clark. The themes and what they gained from writing them.

 
Viewpoints About the Charge of the Light Brigade
Viewpoints About the Charge of the Light Brigade

Duration: 03:18

This clip explores the importance of developing point of view within a text, through a dramatisation of a letter written home during the Crimean War.

 
Why Are Autobiographies So Popular?
Why Are Autobiographies So Popular?

Duration: 00:44

Interviews with experts about autobiographies.

 

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.