The Importance of Format in Science TV – What makes a great science documentary?

A critical look at how documentaries differ in structure and tone on different channels – from BBC One, Two, Three and Four to Discovery and Channel4. Using lots of examples we’ll discuss how different channels tell their stories – looking at the importance of narrative, style, & audience we’ll debate what you think communicates science most effectively. I guarantee you’ll never watch a documentary in the same way again.


Science, SciComm or MediaProduction students/graduates