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Tv and Radio

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Types of television or radio programme

breakfast television

 noun
television programmes that are broadcast early in the morning

broadcast

 noun
a programme that can be seen or heard on radio or television

bulletin

 noun
a short news broadcast

call-in

 noun
a phone-in

Ceefax

a written information service on British television, provided by the BBC

chat show

 noun
a television or radio programme in which famous people talk about themselves and their work

closed-captioned

 adjective
a closed-captioned television programme has the words being spoken written at the bottom of the screen for people who do not hearwell

docudrama

 noun
a television programme or film based on events that really happened

documentary

 noun
a film or television programme that deals with real people and events

docusoap

 noun
a television programme series about the lives of real people

feature

 noun
a part of a programme on television or radio that concentrates on a particular subject

fly-on-the-wall

 adjective
a fly-on-the-wall television programme or film shows real people doing what they normally do every day

free-to-air

 adjective
free-to-air television programmes can be watched without having to pay anything extra

game show

 noun
a television programme in which people play games or answer questions in order to win prizes

the God slot

 noun
the time at which religious programmes are usually broadcast on television or radio. Some people consider this word offensive.

infomercial

 noun
a long advertisement on television that is made in the style of an ordinary programme

infotainment

 noun
television programmes about real events or facts that are made in a way that entertains people

item

 noun
a short part of a news programme on television or radio dealing with a particular subject

line-up

 noun
a set of television or radio programmes that are broadcast one after another

live

 adjective
a live television or radio programme can be watched or listened to at the same time as it happens

magazine

 noun
a television or radio programme made up of various reports, news stories etc

miniseries

 noun
a film made to be shown on television in several parts on different days

mockumentary

 noun
a film or television programme that has the form of a serious documentary about a subject but is intended to make jokes about it andmake it look silly

the news

 noun
a television or radio broadcast that gives you information about recent events, read by a newsreader with special reports bycorrespondents

news bulletin

 noun
a short television or radio programme that broadcasts the main pieces of the news

newscast

 noun
a news programme. Someone who reads the news during a newscast is a newscaster.

newsflash

 noun
a short broadcast of an important piece of news in the middle of a television or radio programme

omnibus

 noun
a radio or television programme that consists of several programmes that have already been broadcast separately

outside broadcast

 noun
a television or radio programme that is not made in a studio but in another building or outside in a street etc

phone-in

 noun
a radio or television programme that people phone with their questions or comments. The usual American word is call-in.

pilot

 noun
a television programme that is broadcast to find out if people would enjoy a whole series

profile

 noun
a short article or programme about someone

programme

 noun
a television or radio broadcast

the radio

 noun
the programmes that are broadcast for people to listen to

reality TV

 noun
television programmes that do not use professional actors but show real events and situations involving ordinary people

repeat

 noun
a television or radio programme that is broadcast again

rerun

 noun
a programme that is being shown on television again

roadshow

 noun
a series of radio or television programmes, each of which is broadcast from a different place

satellite television

 noun
television programmes that are sent to your television using satellite communications

series

 noun
a set of television or radio programmes that are all about a particular subject, person, or group of people

shipping forecast

 noun
a radio broadcast describing what weather conditions will be like for ships sailing on the sea

show

 noun
a television or radio programme

sitcom

 noun
a television or radio series about a particular group of characters who deal with situations in a humorous way

situation comedy

 noun
a sitcom

soap

 noun
a soap opera

soap opera

 noun
a television or radio series about the imaginary lives of a group of people. A soap opera is often simply called a soap.

sportscast

 noun
a radio or television programme about sport

tabloid TV

 noun
television programmes that are intended to be exciting or shocking

talkback

 noun
a phone-in

talk radio

 noun
radio programmes in which the presenters discuss subjects with people who telephone them during the programme

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