As a standalone activity or an introduction to our resource on the centenary of the BBC, this cleverly edited video provides the BBC's answer to the question, "What is public-service broadcasting?" Or simply an introduction to the variety of programming that it has pioneered.
If you show pupils the video on the Indy 100 news site from The Independent, you can ask them to focus on the headline the site chose: "BBC releases new advert celebrating 100 years".
You can then ask, "What do you know about the BBC?" (British Broadcasting Corporation / 18th of October 2022 100th anniversary / etc.)
They can then watch the video and find out about the specificities of the BBC, and use the advert to explain the following quotations:
"What is public service broadcasting?"
"a PUBLIC service"
"SERVICES provided by the BBC"
"a service for everyone"
"a bridge between us"
"a reflection of who we are"
"a unique experiment"
This is a transcript of the video. We've started a new line each time a new person starts speaking, since the message is edited together from lots of different footage from BBC drama, news, interviews, comedy and sport.
We're on air in 5, 4…
Well defining the BBC's role involves answering the central question
what is public service broadcasting?
It literally means providing…
Let me, let me rephrase that.
That includes you
Caroline and John from Cornwall
So the question is
What do you want?
A full-throttle tango
A high-ranking corrupt police officer
With a soft centre
Do you require assistance
The square root of 350,000 litres of milk
But there's more to it than that.
The BBC is
A unique experiment.
There's no angle
No bias vibes
Interfering with play.
It's a bridge
Kind of a common ground.
Look a bit closer
It's a reflection
Of who we are.
But here's the thing.
Doesn't have to be here.
It only exists
If we really believe
We're in it together aren't we?
Let's do this!
Is something that belongs to all of us.
Every one of us.
Every one of us.
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