Television series [from Audio visual source using APA 6th ed.]

Overview

Use this format only when referencing a whole series. List the primary contributors in the author position, and use brackets to identify their contribution. Provide the web address if you downloaded or accessed the recording via the web. If the content is behind a login screen (e.g. Box of Broadcasts) or a paywall (e.g. Netflix), or if the content is easily available by search, provide the home page URL of the site e.g. http://bobnational.net

Standard Form

 

Name of primary contributor - usually the producer, Initials. (Role of primary contributor). (year or years aired). Title of series [Television series]. City of origin – where the programme was made and released: Name of television channel.

 

or

Name of primary contributor - usually the producer, Initials. (Role of primary contributor). (year or years aired). Title of series [Television series]. Retrieved from web address

Examples

Coppers. [Television series]. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.channel4.com/programmes/coppers

Taylor, K. (Series producer ). (2007). Hostage tapes [Television series]. London: Channel 4.

Thompson, A. (Producer). (2000). Kick the habit [Television series]. London: BBC2.

Citation in Text

"Coppers" (2012) looks at the reality of policing in a large UK city ...

Real-life crime (Taylor, 2007) has proved a popular format for documentary makers ...

Popular perception of addiction may be modified by successful documentaries (Thompson, 2000), but ...

Notes

  • If you want to refer to a specific episode in the series, use the model for a single episode in a televison series.
  • Tracing the details needed for a reference after the broadcast can be difficult. The best source of information is TRILT (Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching) which gives details of television and radio programmes schedules from 2001 onwards for over 330 different channels plus a substantial selection of terrestrial television programmes back to 1995.