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Examples of Public Service Broadcast Programmes

last updated 28 November 2016


 

Code of Law

 
 
Language
: English [Channel 5]
Genre: Drama
Producer: Lee Thean-Jeen
Accolades:
- Asian Television Awards 2013
- Finalist - Best Original Screenplay

Synopsis:
Inspired by actual cases,”Code of Law” features headline-grabbing crimes in Singapore. We follow two detectives in their investigations to find the perpetrators and after they have successfully arrested the suspects, the story takes on a completely different perspective from the lawyers defending the suspects caught by the detectives. 
 

There Was A Time

 
 
Language: English [Channel 5]
Genre: Docu-Drama
Producer: Jean Yeo
Accolades
- New York Festival 2014 
- Bronze – Best Historical Documentary 
- Bronze – Best Innovation
- Finalist – Best Direction 
- Finalist – Best Editing
- Apollo Awards 2014
- Best Directing – Long Form

Synopsis:
“There Was a Time” is a docu-drama unlike any that has gone before. More than just interviews and re-enactments, this series brings to life scenes of the past, literally, by making old photographs come to life, where even characters in the photographs will have life breath into them. The stories not only feature big historical events (Riots, Referendums, politics etc..) but it also brings to life the everyday happenings, sights and smells of living in the 1940s all the way through to 1965, the year of our Independence. A fascinating, in-depth and visual study of the past that will throw insightful light on the present. 
 

Big Factories (Series 1 - 3) 
[巨工厂]

 
 
Language: Mandarin [Channel 8]
Genre: Info-Educational
Producer: Threesixzero

Synopsis:
An info-ed series that introduces renowned local companies and showcases their capabilities and resilience. Through an investigative and light hearted approach, viewers will learn about some of the inventions and services of Singaporean companies that have made significant impact globally, and how productivity is being improved through continuous innovation of those companies.
 

Tuesday Report “ Applaud to Life” 
[星期二特写: 谢幕人生]

 
 
Language: Mandarin [Channel 8]
Genre: Current Affairs
Producer: MediaCorp Pte Ltd
Accolades: Star Awards 2012 - Best Info-ed Programme

Synopsis:
“Tuesday Report: Applaud to Life” showcases some of the interesting figures who have played an important role in the development of Singapore history. In our modern society, these people may have been forgotten, but their colourful life experiences and uniqueness of their profession provides our younger generation an opportunity to have an in-depth understanding of how people led their lives in the past, and also reveal how they contributed in one way or another to the history and development of Singapore. 
 

The Journey 
[唐山到南洋]

 
 
Language: Mandarin [Channel 8]
Genre: Drama
Producer: MediaCorp Pte Ltd
Accolades:
- Asia Rainbow TV Awards 2014 – Outstanding Scriptwriter Award
- Apollo Awards 2014 – Best Music Composition: Full Length Version
- Star Awards 2013 – Best Actor Award: Pierre Png

Synopsis
:
“The Journey” is MediaCorp’s biggest foray into the transmedia arena. Spanning three years from 2013 to 2015, The Journey will transcend a multitude of media platforms in telling the story of Singapore from its early days – The vows and promises of our forefathers, the stories of past generations who went through arduous times to build our homeland, and the rich local history and cultures that moulded Singapore into what it is today.
 

Shoot It! (Series 1 - 2)
[哪里出问题?]

 
 

Language: Mandarin [Channel U]
Genre: Infotainment
Producer: Wawa Pictures Pte Ltd

Synopsis:
“Shoot It!” is a one hour infotainment game show that sends contestants on a discovery journey around Singapore and tests them on general knowledge related to topics from food, to history and places of interests. Led by Hosts Quan Yi feng, Lee Teng, Tang Lingyi and Jeffrey Xu, the programme introduces viewers to little known places and/or facts on our food culture in Singapore and encourages understanding and appreciation of our heritage and culture. 
 

Let’s Talk (Series 1 & 2) 
[你在囧什么?]

 
 

Language: Mandarin [Channel U]
Genre: Info-Educational
Producer: ThreeSixZero Pte Ltd

Synopsis:
“Let’s Talk” is Channel U’s iconic youth talk show that discussed issues faced by youngsters in an engaging, frank and fun manner. Led by two Hosts Lee Teng and Lim Peifen, the programme is a platform for youths to freely voice their opinions and concerns and highlight their unique life experiences and talents which in turn inspire others of their age. 
 

Project Superstar
[绝对Superstar 2014]

 
 

Language: Mandarin [Channel U]
Genre: Infotainment
Producer: MediaCorp Pte Ltd

Synopsis:
“Project Superstar” is a singing talent search competition organised to uncover and develop young singing talents in Singapore. The programme is into its third season this year, after a hiatus of over 7 years since its last instalment in 2006. Akin to Campus Superstar 2013, Project Superstar 2014 will have activities going on multiple platforms; TV, Radio, Online, Mobile and Outdoor to create an all-rounded media experience for our audience and better engage them.
 

Find me a Singaporean (Series 1-3) 
[稀游记]

 
 

Language: Mandarin [Channel U]
Genre: Info-Educational
Producer: ThreeSixZero Productions Pte Ltd

Synopsis:
This reality travelogue is a heartfelt series which sees host, Belinda Lee traipsing to soulful locations such as Mongolia, Kenya, Sweden, Brazil and Thailand. Through her visits to fellow Singaporeans and the showcase of how have made their life enriching while helping others in the places they live in, heart-warming tales of these overseas Singaporeans are unveiled. 

Each heart-warming experience carries the values of courage and determination and emphasises the beauty of pursuing one's dreams.


 

Ollie and Friends

 
 

Language: English [Okto]
Genre: Children's Programme (Preschool)
Producer: ​Oak3 Films Pte Ltd
Accolades: Nominated for the ATA 2013 - Best Preschool Programme

Synopsis:
“Ollie and Friends” is a preschool kids program that follows the adventures of Ollie as he travels through the different levels of Oktopolis.
 

Arts Less Travelled Series 2

 
 
Language: English [Okto]
Genre: Children's Info-Educational (15 years and older)
Producer: XTREME Media Pte Ltd
Accolades: Highly Commended for the ATA 2013 - Best Infotainment Programme

Synopsis
“Art Less Travelled Series 2” is an art series focusing on lesser-known art performances across Asia. The series offers an intimate peep into various obscure art forms.
 

Zoom Zim Zam Series 2

 
 Language: English [Okto]
Genre: Children's Programme (Preschool)
Producer: Ananya Pictures
Accolades: Nominated for the ATA 2013 - Best Preschool Programme

Synopsis:
“Zoom Zim Zam Series 2” is a children's educational preschool series for young children aged 4–6 that aims to primarily teach kids how to read. In this second season Zoomba. Zimba and Zamba have “magically” become superheroes and live in the Alphabet galaxy.

 

Mengejar Mentari

 
 

Language: Malay [Suria]
Genre: Drama
Producer: MediaCorp Eaglevision

Synopsis:
Irma, a diploma holder, stopped working when her first child is born. Her family’s economic situation becomes unstable as her husband, Rahim is job-hopping. As such, Irma and her family stay with her mum, Sapiah. To make ends meet, Irma works part-time by giving tuition and selling scarves online. Sapiah has been married thrice. Sapiah is afraid of the loss of love from men. Her relationship with a younger man, Husin receives objections from her children, Irma & Khairul as they suspect that Husin is after Sapiah’s money which she inherited from her late husband. She spends all of her money on Husin. Khairul’s education need was not prioritized. Sapiah constantly asks financial help from her sister, Norlela whose husband, Rizuan, often utter derogatory words to her and her family.
 

#FORUMsg

 
 
Language: Malay [Suria]
Genre: Current Affairs
Producer: MediaCorp News Pte Ltd

Synopsis:
“#FORUMSG” is a 1-hr “live”, monthly programme that invites viewers to participate in discussions on ‘hot-button topics’ and “issues of the day” via phone calls, Facebook and Twitter posts and online polls. The programme also aims to introduce measures by the government to address these issues. Hosted by news readers Othman Bohari and Riz Sunarwan, #FORUMSG will also feature politicians, community leaders and different segments of the society as panellists.

 

Rudy & Rilla

 
 
Language: Malay [Suria]
Genre: Info-ed
Producer: MediaCorp Pte Ltd

Synopsis:
"Rudy & Rilla" is a talkshow that will provide a weekly platform for viewers to discover, share and comprehend the current social issues prevalent within the Malay community in Singapore.
 

Kes 253

 
 
Language: Malay [Suria]
Genre: Drama
Producer: Oak3 Films

Synopsis:
This is Special Unit 39 – a group of private investigators sanctioned by the Singapore Police Force to help solve cold or controversial old cases and bring these criminals to justice. Mostly made up of ex-police officers, they work in conjunction with the police in matters of arrest and armed interventions.
 

Cucu Tok Selampit

 
 Language: Malay [Suria]
Genre: Children Info-ed
Producer: Unit 8 Productions

Synopsis:
“Cucu Tok Selampit” is the first storytelling competition for lower secondary students. The programme creates a platform for our young storytellers to expose their talents, encourage young minds to be creative and explore the different styles and possibilities in telling a story in Malay Language. 6 boys and 6 girls will pit against each other to see which contestant will be crowned as the Tok Selampit’s protégé. Throughout the competition, contestants will be required to work in pairs and group. Some of the themes/topic includes social responsibility, racial harmony, national education, proverbs and legend.


 

Sssh!...Ragasiyam
[Sssh!...Secret]

 
 Language: Tamil [Vasantham]
Genre: Drama
Producer: Why Not Us Pte Ltd

Synopsis:
Drama series about the personal lives and careers of 2 best friends who have set up a law firm. As they try to prove the innocence of a youth framed for the murder of a gang member, the lawyers get involved in the dynamics and leadership struggles of youth gangs and discover the illicit activities they get involved in. Adding to their work struggles, the lawyers friendship is tested as one of them falls for the other’s ex girlfriend. The series also delves into both the family lives and work lives of other legal professionals in the law firm.
 

Marupadiyum
[Again]

 
 Language: Tamil [Vasantham]
Genre: Docu-Drama
Producer: Verite Productions Pte Ltd

Synopsis:
Features real-life stories of people who overcame adversities like blindness, poverty, disabilities to succeed in life.

Days of Rage

 
 
Language: English [Channel NewsAsia]
Genre: Documentary
Producer: MediaCorp Pte Ltd

Synopsis:
From the riots sparked in 1950 (Maria Hertogh), 1955 (Hock Lee Bus) and 1964 (Race Riots) to the terror attacks in 1965 (Konfrontasi/MacDonald House) and 1974 (Laju Hijack), “Days of Rage” is an epic journey into Singapore’s remarkable past. It combines drama reconstruction, interviews with key eyewitnesses, rare archive, declassified documents, computer graphics and filming from locations in five different countries. 

Across the series, we meet the key people caught up during these turbulent times, and hear their personal accounts of these major events.