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Biographical television programs


  • Fiction or nonfiction television programs that depict the lives of real people.

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    • Biographical television programs
  • Variants

    • Bio-pics, Television
    • Biographies, Television
    • Biopics, Television
    • Portraits (Biographical television programs)
    • Profiles (Biographical television programs)
    • Television bio-pics
    • Television biographies
    • Television biopics
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  • Sources

    • found: Moving image genre-form guide online, June 21, 2007(Biographical (Nonfiction): nonfiction work documenting the life and career (or portion thereof) of an individual or small group of related persons such as a family; Biographical: fictional work dramatizing the life (or portion thereof) of an actual historical figure (often including their family and/or associates), and told with varying degrees of accuracy)
    • found: Yee, M.M. Moving image materials, 1988(Biographies: use for a film or program which gives an account of the life and/or work of an actual person who exists or existed historically (i.e., not the life of a fictional character))
    • found: The American Heritage dictionary of the English language, ©2000, via TheFreeDictionary.com, Mar. 16, 2012(biopic: A film or television biography, often with fictionalized episodes)
    • found: Dictionary.com, Mar. 16, 2012(biopic: a biographical movie or TV show)
    • found: Google search, Mar. 16, 2012(television biopic; made for-television biopic; made-for-British television biopic; television bio-pic; made-for-television bio-pic; cable television bio-pic; television bio-pic mini-series; television bio pic; the genre of the television bio-pic)
  • General Notes

    • Fiction or nonfiction television programs that depict the lives of real people.
  • Change Notes

    • 2011-05-04: new
    • 2015-12-03: revised
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