Formats Task 9 T.V Show Evaluation

When thinking of Idea’s for our show we wanted to come up with something original and something that hasn’t been done before. I really wanted to focus on gaming because it is something that is growing worldwide online, on sites such as Youtube and Twitch. With some gaming channels gaining over 25 Million Subscribers. The show consisted of two presenters and two teams including one presenter each. There were three rounds to decide who are the real ‘Game Warriors’. The show itself was called Game Warriors. We all chose this name because we felt like it was a good catchy name that would appeal to many people. The show was about winning and that’s it. This keeps the audience involved and entertained at all times.

The show would be broken down into three rounds. The first round being the Game Round. There would be 8 games one would be randomly picked. Whatever the game was one team member from each team would play the game and whoever won gained points for that round. In our show the chosen game was Mario Kart. We wanted this game because it was family friendly, it appeals to all ages, and it’s entertaining to watch. Some of the members of the group are into online gaming and watching games, whilst some others weren’t. This was good because we had a blend of people who we had to win over how the game would be entertaining. We did this by instead of showing the whole game we would only show the highlights of the race, such as important take overs and mistakes that put others head. This was to make sure the audience were constantly on there seats rather, then them watching a whole 4 minute race, we understood that this would be boring for the audience.

We then thought about how we could get the audience more involved in the show, rather than having three rounds dedicated just to contestants playing games. We did this by having a quiz round, the questions were still about games, and gaming in general, so we kept close to our theme. We had buzzers were contestants could buzz in if they knew the answer. The first team to buzz in got to answer the question. We felt this way it would keep the pace of the programme high, and when you do that it keeps the audience involved and it allows them to have an input and play along at home.

The final round was our V.T round were our two presenters went outside the studio to win the prize of a games console (sticking with our theme) for their team. We thought is worked well because it added hummer and a lighthearted ending to our show. We wanted to keep our show simple but effective and I feel this works well. All good formats stick to the same theme every week. For our show we could do this easily, all we would have to do is change the contestants and change the games that we play. It’s a solid format, and as audience member you know what’s coming up next, but there’s still an element of surprise because you don’t know what the task or what the game is going to be. Because of this it keeps the show interesting and reaches out to a wider audience.

The things that I felt worked very well were the set of our show. It was simple but with the use of the lights and updated technology it was easy to understand what sort of show you were watching just by looking at the set. We had our shows logo on a big screen to enhance the branding of our show, and so that the audience knew what they were watching, and the groups had opposite coloured shirts on to distinguish which team was what. We had three different areas for our show. We used the space well with what we had, considering the studio is rather small. We had the presenter’s area, were the show starts and were the presenters are normally seen, we then had the quiz area where the contestants would stand and buzz in to answer the questions, and then we had the gaming area where the games would be played. They all had their unique feel to the areas. But we kept to them theme of the show, using black and orange and the team colours with lights to keep to the branding of our show.

If I could improve some things about the show, it would be by having a bigger set, so the scale of the show could be enhanced to live up to its big name ‘Game Warrior’. Also with the presenters have them more involved and up beat with the programme, so it keeps the audience intrigued and involved with the show. I also feel like we could have included more audience interaction with the show. If we had the money maybe we could of incorporated a way where audience members could answer the questions as the game is played either through an app or through the website to make them feel more apart of the show.

I feel like I have learnt a lot from this half of the module. It has taught about how you have to adapt for the audience, and how to keep the audience watching. It’s not as simple as having a good idea. I came up with the gaming idea, but really had to think about what could work and what couldn’t. At first I thought three rounds of gams could work, but you to think about your audience and how you could reach out and expand your audience market and this is what I done. Myself and one other member felt with the branding and the website. This plays a huge part in your show, because if your audience cannot identify with your show, they’re less likely to watch. We wanted to keep our branding simple yet classy. Once you have done this for part of your show you have to do it for all, so we had to work very closely with the set designers to keep the same idea for this. Communication plays a huge part in this process. I didn’t think I would have to be thinking about the set when creating the website, but everything ties into together. Everything has to have a meaning otherwise your show will not be identifiable. Also being a cameraman it was important to think about the studio that we had and how we could make a small space look bigger. We did this by having the different areas. This allowed us to stop filming at certain points and move location so we could film in a different part of the studio. This is something that is new to me because I have only ever filmed live. It makes it harder if anything because you need to think about continuity, and how the show will be edited. I’ve learnt so many things about the length and detail that goes into making a format show.

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Formats Blog Task 8

What do you think the TV viewing experience will be for viewers in 2020?

 

This is the question that we have been given for this week’s task. I believe Social media lies at the heart of my answer. Content is the fire, and social media is the gasoline’ (Ryan Kahn). There are 3 Billion people that have access to internet in the world today, that’s a lot of content and as that expands the more ‘gasoline’ there is to ignite the ‘fire so much so I believe it will drown out T.V.  I have been using Social Media since I was 10 Years old. When Facebook was getting big I would love to go on the computer and talk to friends, but it wasn’t something you could do all the time. Back then in 2006 if you wanted to go on Facebook it wasn’t as simple as going on your phone and opening the Facebook app.

If I wanted to go on it I would have to log onto my computer at home. Which meant that you could only be doing one thing at a time, it didn’t make watching T.V and going on Facebook impossible, but it was a lot harder. When looking at the amount of pages and accounts of Facebook at this current time, you’d be surprised to know that there are more pages/accounts than there are people on Earth. Now it’s easier to use because of faster Internet and phones that can run these apps. A quote about Facebook Addiction that couldn’t be more true is ‘You log off your computer and leave your house, get in your car and log back on using your phone’ (Paulo Coelho), even when I’m watching T.V I’m not really watching, I’m on my phone reading a status or watching a short vine. Now as I grow older I find myself signing up for more and more sites and apps. Which is drawing myself away from watching T.V because I can find entertainment from other sources such as Youtube.

Every Minute over 100 hours worth of Footage is uploaded to Youtube. In a single month Youtube attracts over One Billion people to their website. T.V has tried to keep up with the likes of T.V but I honestly believe Youtube will take over T.V. On Youtube there’s accounts to watch and follow for literally anything, from Star Wars breakdown videos, to Watching Elders react to new Technology. Things like this can’t be put across on T.V. I get bored to quickly watching T.V and find myself always on my phone because of this. Youtube videos are quick and easy to follow, and more personalized, you can speak to the people who create videos. Content creators ask for improvements from their viewers, this is something that doesn’t happen on T.V. Television is becoming more and more one-dimensional every time Youtube has an update. Every Social Media site you go to these days will be embedded with Youtube videos.

Another big part that plays a factor in my theory is the fact that still many shows on T.V don’t give you the option to catch up on programmes you missed, meaning you have to sit down at a specific time and shut the world out to watch every second of the show. On a Youtube video, its there… always, you can fast forward when your getting bored, you can rewind if you’ve missed something, and you can pause if you want to focus on something else. It gives the viewer total control, something the audience crave. This is the reason why every day more and more people create Youtube accounts and subscribe to channels and watch Youtube. Whereas less and less people are watching Live T.V due to the fact viewers have less control. In a few years it will seem totally outmoded to have a commissioning editor deciding what goes on our television screens and then forcing performers in front of an audience”. As it states here, T.V seems forced now, it’s becoming too predictable and boring. Whereaswith Youtube the variety is vast and forever expanding. I believe Youtube is the way forward in terms of what we watch, and by 2020 more people will be signing into Youtube on a daily basis than they will turn on their T.V.

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Formats Task 7 Part two

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GROUP 1 TV ROLES

Producer: Tara Mitchell
Director: Mannisha Mahal
Floor Manager: Kelly Hurdiss
Vision Mixer: Tom Harries
Presenters: Jack Church and Gurleen Gill
PA: Ciaran Dyer
Camera 1: Dean Dunderdale
Camera 2: Samuel Neil Michael Jakings
Camera 3: Abbas Haider Lalji
Gallery Sound: Kennedy Nkemdirim
Studio Sound: Morele Tchatou
Set Designer: Kelly Hurdiss
Autocue/ Lighting: Shaquilla Caines

Running order:
Intro (45 seconds)
Introduce contestants (1 minute)
Game chooser (30 seconds)
1st Round/Wii (1 min, 30 seconds)
Presenters (45 seconds)
2nd Round/ Quiz (1 min, 30 seconds)
Presenters (45 seconds)
Decider/Sumo (1 min, 30 seconds)
End (45 seconds)

Consent Forms

 

Risk Assessments

 

 

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Formats Task 7 Part One

This Blog task we have been told to look into the rules and regulations of T.V programmes and look into the guidelines they have follow so their show can be aired on national television. We also have to choose a certain situation where offence is likely to be caused and think about the context that could be used to make the content acceptable.

One example that I can think of recently that caused offence, not to the many of the viewers but to a Nation is a show that recently has been thrown into lot of controversy is or should I say was ‘TopGear’. In a special Episode that involved the presenters driving around Argentina, a number Plate was used whilst they were out there on Jeremy’s car read ‘H982 FKL’.  Veterans and native Argentinean people picked up on the plates and thought it was a mockery of the Falkland wars in 1982. This caused a lot of problems with viewers and the show itself. Jeremy had to apologize and many articles were wrote online and it featured on national news. Links below:

Top Gear Article

Top Gear News segment

They still went ahead and aired the show. Because of the news had reached the UK before the Programme had aired the BBC decided on showing the episode as planned, which commercially was a good idea, because that particular show gained more views than any other of the series. According to Ofcom as a broadcaster you have ‘To ensure that generally accepted standards are applied to the content of television and radio services so as to provide adequate protection for members of the public from the inclusion in such services of harmful and/or offensive material.’ The BBC followed these rules, as when the show was aired they made sure that there was no intentional reference to the Falkland War in 1982. They did this by Jeremy saying this before they played the segment which showed the number plates, and locals trying to destroy the car and hurt the crew that was filming by throwing rocks, and bricks at the presenters cars and the camera crew’s cars too.

As a producer, what do you need to do to broadcast material responsibly, that may cause offence or shock in your programme?

As a producer it is their say on what gets aired. If it was seen to cause offence, it would probably be cut from the show, or be reviewed to other people within the show, but ultimately it is down to the producer to decide on whether it should be aired or not. An example of this would be Frankie Boyle. Frankie is probably a producer’s worst nightmare when it comes to what can be aired and what can’t. On ‘Mock the Week’ Frankie Boyle made a joke about Princess Diana, this was cut from the show because the offence it could cause to viewers and the Royal Family.  If this was not cut, it could of had a big backlash and resulted in the Producer being fired. It was rumored because of Frankie’s Harsh jokes, he was banned from the BBC.

Why do you need a contributor to sign a consent form?

Before a guest goes on a show, it is vital that they sign a consent form; this stops the company from being sued for an damage to guests. Without this from, the company is liable for anything that may happen to the guest. For example if was to appear on ‘Big Brother’ and I hadn’t signed a consent form, and in a task I fell over and broke my arm. The broadcasting company would be held responsible for this, and I could sue them.

Copyright Law

In what context can you use clips from the internet in a TV Programme?

Normally it is Ok to show the clips, if you have referenced them, and said where the original source has come from. But you should always ask the owner for written consent before showing it.

Formats Radio Evaluation Task 5

Overall I thought our radio show worked very well. We took the brief in a different light to many other groups, we wanted to stand out and do something different to the norm of creating a drama. We ultimately wanted to challenge ourselves and step out of our comfort zones and try something we haven’t done. In both accounts regarding the task we done this, personally I had never tried presenting before on this module because I wasn’t to sure on how I would be with the pressure of recording, but I thought it would be a good idea to try something new and see how it went. On the other hand as a group we stepped out of what we new and decided on creating a talk show/quiz for the task. Which isn’t something many other groups took into consideration. When looking at the two topics we could of chose from its difficult to find humor in the words ‘Murder’ or ‘Mystery’ but this is the task that we gave ourselves.

I think this style worked very well with our group, simply because of our humor and our friendship as a group. When we first thought of idea’s we wanted to look into fun mystery’s, which was hard to find in the local area so we had to think of ways to get around that, then we came up with the idea that we’d make the show fun rather than the stories. I think this worked very well and really stuck to our target audience of kids to young adults because it can appeal to both because the quiz format we decided to do.

Personally as a presenter at first I thought I would struggle, when I first sat in front of the Microphone I was quite nervous and did stutter a few times and had problems with thinking of things to say on the spot. But after a few times of practice in the studio I found the best way was to think it was just a conversation between three people, and that we wasn’t in the studio at all, and when I done this I think it not only helped me sound more natural and at ease it made the people around me a lot calmer.

The sense of responsibility was quite high but I felt like I took it on board and done the best that I could. After a while and when it came to filming day I was very confident in what I was doing and I feel that came across in the final edit. If there was one thing that I could change it would be the fact that when I was writing the script for myself I should of taken into consideration the words I was using because when writing its easy to discard how the words are pronounced and how they sound together and when it came to filming I struggled to say certain words and had to change the script slightly.

Formats Task 6

Before Listening to the Podcast about the Gaming Industry I already knew how popular and how big it was across many platforms such as Youtube. Youtube Gamers can make millions of pounds a year through the content they make. People enjoy watching games, and even more so they enjoy interacting and playing games themselves. This behavior is being picked up by many shows now from the X factor to even ‘Cash in the Attic’. But what I want to focus on and what I have picked up on through listening to this Podcast, is why has it taken so long for T.V to pick up on this. Due to new technology it makes it easier to sit down and watch T.V whilst having access to the Internet. 10 Years ago having this ability to play along at home would nearly be impossible but these days through advances in technology it allows T.V companies to get their audience’s involved. Like it was said on the show ‘people like to interact’ and ‘people would rather play themselves rather than watch’.

It’s about having that 1st person experience, being completely submerged in the show that they are watching. One of the four reasons we watch T.V is to escape from every day life, and giving the audience the chance to get involved in the show does this completely.

Also what I’ve learnt from this is that its clearly a win for both the Show/ T.V company and the audience, because with the use of social media it highlights the popularity of the show is thousands of people are using the shows hash tag, would boosts popularity and brand recognition, and also the audience is getting a sense of involvement with the show, and normally the chance to win a prize at the end of the show. A good point was made that with technology always changing and improving so will the audience interaction. There’s apps used these days were you can play a quiz about a subject you choose with someone else and you can battle it out and find out who’s better on that subject in under 2 minutes, if that’s the case the next stage for T.V would be being able to play the quiz live as the show is aired. It’s impressive to see how far T.V has come, and how it’s always kept up to date and see what the next direction it will go in.

Formats Task 5

For this task I chose to look at one of my favourite T.V formats, which is Never Mind the Buzzcocks. This is one of the longest running formats the BBC has ever produced, and only recently has it been cut. The first episode aired in November 1996. The show didn’t make it to its 20th year but was very close in doing so. What made this format stand out was the fact there wasn’t any other like it. It took comedians who knew little about the show and placed them in a team with a artist, the two teams would play different rounds such as the ‘intro’ round were 2 tea members had to try and create the intro of a song and the other member of the team had to guess what the song was. It was a programme shown after the watershed due to the guests and comedians they’d have on the show. It’s interesting to the viewers because they get to see their favorite artists or bands put into a comedic situation, which could work really well for themselves and for their fans or it could go terribly wrong such as when Preston walked off the show when Simon mocked his ex girlfriend. Obviously for Preston this wasn’t great but it made for great T.V and received over 2 million views on Youtube. What was the hook of the programme, why did I tune in every week to BBC 2? Because the show was funny, it was intriguing, you got to snoop into ‘celebrities’ lives and watch comedians time after time tearing into them. Its great entertainment, and the producers knew this. There guests wouldn’t be people like Kanye West or Beyoncé, one because they couldn’t afford them and two, they’re too good for the show, you wanted to see people like Pete Doughty and Amy Winehouse, because majority of the time you knew that at any point something controversial could happen within the boundaries of the show. This happened time and time again, for example when Preston walked off the show, or when one contestant got so made he there a mug across the stage!

To make it even more controversial they’d get the harshest comedians known to T.V to roast the contestants, more well known hosts would be Frankie Boyle and Simon Amstel. Here are some examples that I have spoke about:

 

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Frankie Boyle on NMTB

When you saw those people presenting you knew it would be a good show regardless of whom else was there. When looking at the quiz itself, it was never really about the quiz, they used this as a guide for the show yes, but almost always the show would go off in a tangent, and talk about a known artist or a funny story, after a while the presenter would be forced back into the quiz itself, it was a laid back show, which I felt worked very well, it was loose and easy to follow. Which when thinking about the prize replicates the show, the prize was nothing but knowing your team had one. The quiz wasn’t what made the format work so well, it’s who the producers put on that current show is what made it.

Thinking about the set design. It is quite simple and they stick to certain colours to keep continuity. When you see the white black and pink, these colours go very well with each other, and as a frequent viewer I know this is the typical set of the show. It’s bright and it stands out, and its easily recognizable. Also they have branding of the show by having the logo on the que cards. This works well because if your not familiar of the show, or you do not know what your watching, you automatically realize that that’s the logo for the show, it also adds the branding of the show, it create a shortcut for the audience so they know what they’re watching.

Format task 3

For our show we wanted to create a quiz show. The people that we have in our group are very upbeat and feel that would would suit more of a fun show rather than a serious drama. The idea that we have is having to contestants in and they have to play the quiz called ‘Mysteries  Mission’ were they will be given selected mystery (within coventry to comply with our given brief) and they need to work out if the mystery is true or not. We’ve seen other radio shows use this quiz style and we think it works very well. When thinking about the audience that this will be shown to, we think ages from 7- 45. We have chose this because its very lighthearted, something everyone can enjoy and get involved in, it also doesn’t take great knowledge to compete too, meaning that it can reach to younger audiences, when thinking of timings of the show, the best time would be 4-6pm because this is the time were parents are picking up their kids from school.

Script

Hello and welcome back to Coventry’s Number one talk show on ‘Outbreak radio ‘, and it’s time for the weekly segment we like to call

Firstly lets welcome back last weeks winner, and back again for his third week in the row now it’s the one the only Tooommm Harris!!!!

Welcome back Tom, you’ve won two weeks in a row, do you think this week will be any different?

Well hopefully today’s contestant will be more of a challenge

now moving onto Tom’s competitor, Kelly Herdisssssss

Welcome to the show Kelly, how are you feeling about todays quiz?

Do you feel you have what it takes to beat are raining champion Tom?

Well Good luck and remember just have some fun

Right the rules are you will be given a Mystery story from Coventry and you need to find out if the mystery is true or if our producers have made it up You have 15 seconds to answer, for every right question you get right, you get a point, its rather simple, the person with the most points at the end of game wins and gets to come back next week and compete again.

And this weeks prize is iss…. A brand spanking Shinny new top of the range Cadburys Chocolate bar!!

Right lets get to it then! Round 1!!!!!!

First Mystery Story

Back in 2014 a man supposedly fell from the sky!, many newspapers and popular sites such as buzzfeed and the daily mail reported that a mystery man who literally arrived from thin air, there were no records of the man existing according to the police.

It is in fact…… True, yes back in 2014 A man turned up in Coventry, speaking verrryyy little English not knowing where he was, and when referred to the police nothing could be found out about this man!

Onto the 2nd mystery of the day, if anyone has just tuned in, we’re playing the weekly game ‘mystery mission’ were 2 contestants have to guess whether these strange spooky mystery’s in Coventry are true or false

The next mystery is…

From the dates roughly around 2004 to 2006 many students living in a particular block in Singer Hall committed suicide, although this wasn’t the first time someone had done this at Singer Halls, in the space of just two years 5 people had committed suicide in the very same block. Thinking it was strange, they called the police to find out whether these incidences were related in any way, but nothing conclusive was ever found.

Ok times up im going to need an answer from both of you!

This one was in fact…. Not true!!!

But very spooky story!

So to the scores as it stands…

We’re going for a quick break now, join us back in a minute for the conclusion of mystery mission!

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Welcome back to outbreak Radio, and we are still with our contestants Tom and Kelly for this weeks Mystery mission, and Tom is currently ahead.

And now for the Final round of this weeks Mystery Mission, and this round is the most important, because as you know it’s the double points round!

The third and final mystery

Back last year, many local residences called in to the local radio, and newspapers asking what the strange buzzing noise that could be heard all around Coventry. The noise was coming from the sky according to local residents and the police received over 20 calls regarding the noise.

What do you guys think, is this true or is this a made up story?

This story was in faaacttt, TRUE!!!! Meaning that this weeks winner COMING BACK NEXT WEEK IS… AGAIN TOMMM HARRISSS

Congratulations Tom, you’ve managed to do it again! Your coming back yet again, and also you’ve won this weeks prize a brand new Cadburys chocolate bar.

Thanks to both contestants for coming in today and playing this weeks mystery quiz!

That’s all we have time for unfortunately, if you’ve enjoyed todays shoand want to find out more go to www.outbreakradio.com. Thanks for tuning and we’ll see you the same time next week! Coming up next is Megan Smith with the travel.

emily    kelly mattew

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Radio Studio Practice

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Whilst coming up with Ideas we have been practicing in the radio studio, getting to know the mixers and how to set up when it comes to actually creating our show. I have really enjoyed doing this, and when starting the module Karen said if radio isn’t something you have thought about after University it should be after this module, and I completely understand what she means two weeks into the module. I have have a lot of fun with the short amount of time Ive had in the studio so far. I have learnt how to use the different channels correctly depending on what we are doing for our show.

The most important thing that I’ve never really thought about was how you should position yourself when on the radio, at first I was slumped and far away from the radio, we learnt to be present and to keep the audience listening your voice has to be powering, and close to the mic, also when you are slouched your more likely to be monotoned, which again is a big no, being monotoned makes for boring radio, theres only so much the music or fillers can do to keep your audience engaged. Being the presenter for our show means that these are the main things i have to pay close attention to when recording, I want the show to be a good as a it can. I was completely new when I walked in the first time into the Studio at Cov Uni, and I’m not going to lie a bit scared at how many things there are to learn, and the amount of buttons there were in front of me when I first sat down, but in the two short weeks I feel a lot more at ease when I first sit down, I am able to control the mixer for when guests are in, I am able to fade between songs/adverts and when I am back on air, and am still in the process of being a good presenter. I know these things seem very basic but for the first time in the Radio studio I am loving it and learning so much as I go.

Radio Show Planning

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This week we was given the task to think about ideas for our radio show, to help guide us in the right direction we were given examples for different kinds of shows we could produce. For example we listened to extracts from a talk show, and then we listened to an extract from a radio drama. The brief we have been given means that we have to make it local, it has to be within Coventry.

This gives our group a lot to go from, from the start we wanted to look into a talk show style, because we agreed when listening to radio when there are a number of voices its more engaging, I tend to listen more to what is being said. Also its very spontaneous, anything can happen on the radio, it makes it more exciting for the viewer, and thats what we want our show to be, we want to make it engaging and more exciting. As the presenter and someone who listens to radio i don’t want to hear my voice for the whole 7 minutes that we have and I’m sure that people listening won’t either, I want to a show thats causes controversy, a show where people want to get Involved and tune in and ring us up to add to the debate, or topic of convocation.

Obviously its all well and good saying this but, we need to come up with ideas for the show, In the brief it states the show has to be about a murder of a mystery in Coventry. After looking online I found a story that interests me, the reason it interested me was the fact it made national news around 2 years ago, and nothing has ever been heard of the story since. The newspapers were headlining the story as ‘The Boy Who Fell From The Sky’. Straight away with a headline like this its engaging, and very questionable. The story behind the headline is that A young man had arrived in Coventry not knowing where he was, and he had claimed he had come here from London. But the part that makes this interesting is the fact nothing was known about him, he had been plucked from thin air, It was as he never existed. No police records, no hospital records, nothing authorities could go from. Here are some of the links that i found when looking into this story:

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/12/03/mystery-teenager-coventry_n_4379908.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/10492646/Mystery-of-boy-who-fell-from-the-skyand-landed-in-Coventry.html

http://www.buzzfeed.com/alanwhite/a-mystery-teenager-has-appeared-in-coventry#.wfxBPE9a7