Word list: Television and Radio Shows

Television and Radio Shows

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Media - Television and Radio Shows

Undoubtedly, the media plays an important role in our everyday life. Here, you will find the vocabulary related to media and broadcasting.

Media
anime
animenoun

a type of animated movies and television shows produced in Japan, usually made for adults

broadcast
broadcastnoun

a program on television or radio

bulletin
bulletinnoun

a brief news program that is broadcast on the radio or television

call-in
call-innoun

a type of television or radio program in which the audience take part by calling the studio to voice their opinions

comedy
comedynoun

professional entertainment that contains jokes and sketches, intended to make people laugh

docudrama
docudramanoun

a movie or television show based on real events, but not accurate in all the details

documentary
documentarynoun

a movie or TV program based on true stories giving facts about a particular person or event

double feature
double featurenoun

the screening of two different movies, one after another

drama
dramanoun

a play for the theater, television or radio

edutainment
edutainmentnoun

products such as movies, TV shows, etc. that are made to be educational as well as entertaining

episode
episodenoun

any of the parts of a television or radio program being broadcast separately, which collectively form a series

feature
featurenoun

the main movie presented at a movie theater, usually 90 or more minutes long

game show
game shownoun

a television or radio program where people compete against each other to win prizes

infomercial
infomercialnoun

a documentary-style advertizement that provides the viewer with a lot of information on a subject

instalment
instalmentnoun

one of several parts of a story that is regularly broadcast or published on television or in a newspaper over a period of time

laugh track
laugh tracknoun

pre-recorded laughter added to a radio or television show to make it seem like the audience is having a laugh

miniseries
miniseriesnoun

‌a television show with a few episodes, shown over a short stretch of time

movie
movienoun

a story told using sound and a series of moving pictures recorded by a camera and shown in a cinema or on television

newscast
newscastnoun

a program on television or radio that broadcasts news reports

newsflash
newsflashnoun

a short piece of news that is important, often interrupting a TV or radio program

omnibus
omnibusnoun

a television or radio program consisting of several programs that have been recently broadcast on separate occasions

open line
open lineadjective

connected with a type of program in which the viewers can take part by a phone call

panel show
panel shownoun

a TV or radio competition in which people play games or answer questions to win

phone-in
phone-innoun

a type of television or radio program in which the audience take part by calling the studio to voice their opinions

pilot
pilotnoun

a TV or radio program made to see how the audience react and whether it should be made into a series

play
playnoun

a dramatic piece meant to be performed on the stage or be broadcast

police procedural
police proceduralnoun

a type of novel, movie, or television show that deals with the methods the police use to solve a crime

program
programnoun

a broadcast people watch or listen to on television or radio

quiz show
quiz shownoun

an entertainment show on radio or television in which people compete to win prizes by answering a number of questions

reality tv
reality tvnoun

entertainment shows on television about the lives of ordinary people in real situations

repeat
repeatnoun

‌a program on television or radio that has already been broadcast

replay
replaynoun

the playback of a short part of a sports match, tape, etc. on television or radio

rerun
rerunnoun

the rebroadcast of a program on television

season
seasonnoun

a set of TV programs that are related

serial
serialnoun

an episodic radio or TV program that is broadcast over a period of time

series
seriesnoun

a set of regularly aired television or radio programs related to the same subject

the shipping news
the shipping newsnoun

a special type of broadcast on radio for ships about the weather conditions at sea

show
shownoun

an entertainment program that is broadcast on television or radio

situation comedy
situation comedynoun

a humorous show on television or radio with the same characters being involved with numerous funny situations in different episodes

sketch
sketchnoun

a brief and funny part of a play or performance

soap opera
soap operanoun

a TV or radio series aired regularly that deals with the imaginary lives and relationships of a group of people

spin-off
spin-offnoun

production of something new based on a successful movie or TV show

sportscast
sportscastnoun

a broadcast on television or radio about sports events or sports news

talk show
talk shownoun

a type of television or radio program on which famous figures appear as guests to answer questions about themselves or other subjects

telefilm
telefilmnoun

a movie that is intended to be broadcast on TV, rather than being projected on the screen

telethon
telethonnoun

‌a type of television program that is broadcast for several hours, aimed to collect money for charity

trailer
trailernoun

a set of short scenes from a motion picture or TV show, shown in advance as a form of advertisement

travelogue
traveloguenoun

a movie, book, or a lecture about a traveler's experiences

true crime
true crimenoun

a genre of movies and books involving real crimes and real people

variety
varietynoun

a type of TV or Theatrical production that consists of several short performances such as singing, dancing, etc.

weather forecast
weather forecastnoun

a report on possible weather conditions and how they will change in the following day or days