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Use all A* codes for: specialist and general adult titles, including both highly illustrated and more text-based works. For a hobby or recreational approach, prefer a WF* code as the main subject and supplement with A* code(s) where appropriate. Use all A* codes with: other subject categories and qualifiers as appropriate, in particular STYLE 6*, plus PLACE 1* and TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers
Use all AT* codes with: STYLE 6*, PLACE 1* and TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers as appropriate
Use all ATJ* codes for: performing arts aspects only, both for traditional television or for new media, including streaming, on demand or other forms of consuming small screen entertainment (including episodic presentations).
See also: KNTC Film, TV and Radio industries
|ATJD||Television screenplays, scripts and performances
See also: WHG TV tie-in humour
|ATJS||Television: styles and genres
Class here: works on series, soap operas, plays for TV, situation comedies, made for TV shows etc both live-action and animated, fiction and non-fiction, dramas, reality shows, documentaries, news and current affairs etc. Use for: works about any particular genre or style of television or small screen entertainment. Use with: ATM* codes or other AT* codes to describe the specific style or genre, as appropriate.
See also: ATM* Film, television, radio and performing arts genres and its subcategories
|ATJX||Television production: technical and background skills
Class here: television camerawork, editing, lighting, scenery, costume, special effects, art and design, makeup and hair, props, casting
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