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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 hear well

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 and make 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 by correspondents

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

Nordic noir

noun

crime fiction or TV programmes that come from Scandinavian countries, with dark stories and realistic social settings

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

talk show

noun

a chat show

T-commerce

noun

business done using interactive television

telecast

noun

a programme broadcast on television

telefilm

noun

a film made to be broadcast on television, and not shown in cinemas

telethon

noun

a long television programme that provides entertainment with the purpose of raising money for charity (=organizations that help people)

television

noun

the programmes shown on television

transmission

noun

a radio or television programme

update

noun

a report or broadcast containing all the latest news or information

the weather

noun

a report on the weather in a newspaper or on television

simulcast

noun

property porn

a type of television programme, magazine article, etc which shows off desirable homes …

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