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Reality Tv Treatment Example

Reality Tv Treatment Example

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Published by: MEDIA AT CHFS on May 26, 2010
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8 teenagers who failed towin a place at one of the topuniversities in Englandcompete for their secondchance to win an allexpenses paid education atOxford University.All live in the same studentflatForced to live on a studentbudget/student foodRewards each weekCompetitive tasks eachweekSplit into two teams, namedafter colleges in OxfordUniversity – Christ Churchand Magdalen. Teamsdivided further in terms of gender, at least at thebeginningAll filming will bedocumentary crew styleImmediate element of competition as peopleare competing for aprize. – draws inaudience. Similar inconcept to TheApprentice.Creates tensionbetween flatmates. Willalso add to humanelement of the show ascontestants will neverhave lived away fromhome before – anadditional challenge.Adds to drama of situation as housematesstruggle. This may alsobring up conflictbetween contestants,especially in terms of social class. as morewealthy struggle to stickto budget.Rewards are educationaltools, often provided bythe sponsors, whichwould aid thecontestants whenattempting to get intouni.Adds to conflict betweenteams. Nature of tasksadd to educational andinformational elementsof the show. Ties in with the themesof the show. Havingteams will add to thecompetitive nature andallow for additionalconflict betweencontestants. Could alsoinclude trades betweenteams to add to the
(Apprentice, Blood, Sweatand Luxuries) rather thanBig Brother style CCTV,excitement. This will make the showless voyeuristic as thecandidate’s will be fullyaware of cameras at alltimes.
 Takes elements of a numberof successful formats – TheApprentice, Blood, Sweatand Luxuries.Provides positive role modelof people trying to educatethemselves. Ties in with current majorissues of university’s highcosts and difficulty of getting a place, especiallyat top universities. These shows clearlyhave appeal as theyhave been successfulwith sections of mytarget audience.Combining themtogether gives theaudience a new spin onan idea which theyclearly already like.In keeping with the brief by encouraging ‘positiverole models’. These are issues whichare important to myfamily target audience –teenagers who areconsidering going touniversity, parents whoare trying to send thechildren to uni.
Second ChancesRelates to the idea ostudents being givenanother opportunity atuniversity success.Relates specifically toboth the ‘try again’second chance RTVformat, as contestantsare being given theopportunity to succeedin something in whichthey had previouslyfailed.
EntertainInformConflict betweencontestants living in theflat could entertainaudience. Tasks couldprovide interest andelement of competitionwill engage theaudience.Will highlight to theaudience the difficultiesfaced by young peopletrying to get intouniversity. Will also offerinsight (especially foryoung people thinking
Educateof applying to uni) whatuniversity life is reallylike. Relates to U+Gsurveillance. Tasks will have strongeducational value, asthe audience canchallenge themselvesby considering possiblesolutions. Also, will giveaudience theopportunity to learn howto apply to university,which could have detailadded through voice-over and presenter.
Episode 1 – Meet thecontestants and settling intothe houseEpisodes 2-5 – New taskevery week. One personvoted out by audience eachepisodeEpisode 6 – Live final withall four remainingcontestants competingagainst each other for theprize.Introduces allcontestants and theirarchetypes. Willimmediately hint at anyconflict. Could start withmore contestants (forexamples sixteen) andask them to sit anentrance exam in firstepisode. Contestantsalso put into teams.Serious focus on tasks.Less consideration of disagreements betweencontestants in the flat. This is in keeping withethos to educate andprovide positive rolemodels. Audience votingalso relates tointeractive elementfrom the brief.Creates ‘event’ styletelevision i.e. BigBrother, BGT finals.Audience then votes,with a live results showthe same evening.
Episodes 2-5 teamscompete in academic andproblem solving tasks. Forexample, scienceexperiments, mathsequations. Tasks very much relateto informational andeducational ethos byfocusing on academicpursuits. Also, as thecandidate’s have theability to solve theseproblems, it will providepositive role models toyoung people. This is similar to

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