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How to cite television programmes in Harvard UoB format

In text citation:

Citing a direct quote from a television programme character / personality

"British cars have steering wheels" (Fawlty, 1979).

Paraphrasing from a television programme character / personality

Basil Fawlty displayed characteristic contempt for an American visitor to his hotel ('Waldorf Salad', 1979).

Reference list:
The elements which should be included in your bibliography/reference lists are :

(i) Title of episode (in single quotation marks)

(ii) Year of transmission (in round brackets)

(iii) Title of programme / series (in italics)

(iii) Series and episode numbers

(iv) Name of channel

(v) Date of transmission (day/month)

Example:

Fawlty, B. (1979) 'Waldorf Salad' Fawlty Towers, Series 2, episode 3, BBC2 Television , 5 March.

How to cite television programmes/series on DVD in Harvard UoB format

In text citation:

Citing a direct quote from a programme character / personality

"Don't tell him Pike!" ("The deadly attachment" 2007).

Paraphrasing from a television programme character / personality

Captain Mainwaring advised Private Pike not to divulge his identity in arguably one of the most famous scenes from "Dad's Army" ('The deadly attachment', 2007).

Reference list:

The elements which should be included in your bibliography/reference lists are :

(i) Title of episode (in single quotation marks)

(ii) Year of distribution (in round brackets)

(iii) Title of programme / series (in italics)

In

(iii) Title of compilation or box set (in italics)

(iv) [DVD]

(vii) Place of distribution: Distributor

Example:

"The deadly attachment" (2007) Dad's Army. In Dad's Army: the complete collection [DVD]. London: BBC2entertain.

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This guide uses the UoB-Harvard system. Always consult your unit handbook or tutor to make sure you are using the correct system for the unit. Some subjects use other systems.
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