British Public On Television On The Bbc Essay

1231 Words Oct 19th, 2016 5 Pages
The way that Britain represents itself to the British public on national television on the BBC is interesting and really shows how they are taking the fact that they are a Public Service Broadcaster to be the priority. The way that it is reported is interesting is because while the BBC might run one program about a topic that shows one angle of the story, they might also have a different program that shows the opposite side of the story. This is the case for the two programs that I chose to watch. Both programs were about the lives of teenage inpatient residents in mental health hospitals. But while the first program that I watch “Don’t Call Me Crazy” was showing the success stories of being in an inpatient hospital. The other program that I watched “I’m Broken Inside – Sara’s Story” showed how being in the inpatient hospital hurt her more and some of the downfalls of the National Health Service (NHS). In both cases it is clear that they are being shown for the benefit of the public but there is a drastically different message being given and the way that the Britain is being represented is drastically different.
“Don’t Call Me Crazy” is a multi-episodic documentary that was presented on BBC 3. In “Don’t Call Me Crazy” the BBC cameras spend a year inside the McGuinness Unit for Adolescent Mental Health at Greater Manchester West. While inside they see some of the ups and downs that happen while someone is inside a mental hospital. We were able to learn about multiple…

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