AS level RS:. Four units:. Lesson Objective today -. To look at moral and ethical issues raised by the broadcast of popular soap operas before the 9pm watershed.
AS level RS:
To look at moral and ethical issues raised by the broadcast of popular soap operas before the 9pm watershed.
The Watershed is a term used to describe a time in television schedules which divides the period when it is permissible to show television programmes which have 'adult content' from the period when it is not. Adult content can be generally defined as having nudity, explicit sexual intercourse, graphic violence, strong language, or drug references or use.
She died, aged 91, in a nursing home in Colchester, Essex on 23November2001. Despite earlier clashes, Michael Grade said of her: "She was very witty, she was a great debater, she was very courageous and she had a very sincere view, but it was out of touch entirely with the real world." The comedian Bernard Manning also commented, "She'll be sadly missed, I imagine, but not by me."
Writing in the Dictionary ofNational Biography, the philosopher Mary Warnock comments, "Even if her campaigning did not succeed in ‘cleaning up TV’, still less in making it more fit to watch in other ways, she was of serious intent, and was an influence for good at a crucial stage in the development both of the BBC and of ITV. She was not, as the BBC seemed officially to proclaim, a mere figure of fun".
Should we protect religions from offense?
Why are some words offensive; and some not?
Could saying crap be as bad as saying sh**; what makes a word offensive?
Do we need a watershed; or should a parent decide what their children can see?
You are the production team of a new soap opera on the BBC which will go out at 7.30pm.
You meet to decide what story lines will be acceptable and which will not?
Consider the following scenes – which would you, as a production team, consider acceptable in your soap. You must justify your reasoning:
A scene containing the word c***
A scene showing two men kissing
A scene where ‘Jesus’ is used as a swear word.
A person taking drugs
A scene showing rape
A scene showing actual domestic violence