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Media teacher interviewed by BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

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When former Long Road student and BBC Radio Cambridgeshire reporter Tom Horn wanted to interview someone about soap operas, who better to ask than one of our Media or Film teachers? Michael Collins teaches both subjects at A level as well as the Level 3 Applied Media Diploma, so stepped forward for the challenge. He talks about the interview:

“One of the questions Tom asked was why there were so many soap operas on television at Christmas, and why they had such extreme story lines. One of the reasons is that people have more time to watch television over the festive period. Dramatic scripts hook them in, and they then carry on watching the programmes afterwards. It’s a good way for TV companies to build up their viewing figures.”