Review of a television programme [from Print source using APA 6th ed.]


A review of a television programme is very much like a journal article, except that a description of form and content is given in the reference in square brackets. For differences in style of a newspaper, magazine or journal article reference, see the appropriate pages for articles appearing in these types of source.

Standard Form

Reviewer, Initials. (year, month date -if weekly publication). Title of the review [Review of the television broadcast Title of the television broadcast]. Title of the magazine in which the review was published, Volume number (Issue number) - if there are any, start and end page numbers of review.


Carter, M. (2006, September 8) The power of darkness [Review of the television broadcast Low winter sun ]. Broadcast, p.48.

Citation in Text

Meg Carter (2006, September 8) describes this programme as a drama with ...


  • If the review is untitled, put everything in square brackets e.g. [Review of the television broadcast Low winter sun ] in the normal title position and keep the square brackets.
  • If there is no identifiable author, begin your reference with the title of the review. Cite the first few words of the review title in the text of your work and use double quotation marks around the title.