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Unit 3 Edexcel WorkshopMia - A Scheme of Work

The Discovery Channel
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The Discovery Channel

( Chris Rowley / Clive Hulme )
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  I've just purchased this for the [BTEC] monologues and it's brilliant... this has been a life saver for my students and recommend it highly.

Julia Wisbey, Facebook, November 2014

Performance Licence: Band A (see here)

Cast - Flexible, up to 27, any gender mix

Running Time: Approx. 90 minutes

Editable: Yes

About the Resource

As Harry and Amy watch from their sofa, a new TV station, the Discovery Channel, previews some of its forthcoming programmes. Between cups of tea, Harry and Amy discuss and react to what they have seen.

Contains 25 sections of dialogue which can be used as stand-alone monologues.

This would make an ideal school production (doubling / trebling of roles makes cast numbers very flexible) or the monologues can be used for exam work (BTEC, GCSE) or auditions.

Last year's Travelogues (see below) was used with great success for BTEC Individual Showcase. This will no doubt be just as successful.

Click here for a sample, including one complete monologue. (Log in / registration required - see left column).


Extracts from the script:

  • When they arrived it was just a knock on the door. No one burst in or anything. I answered, they asked where he was.
  • As soon as the phone rings at five past seven he’s out of the room like a rabbit. He goes into the other room and watches The One Show. I don’t know what he sees in that Alex….
  • Well it’s an honour isn’t it? To be asked to be your best mate’s bridesmaid. Yes the bloody frock is hideous, peach just doesn’t do anything for me, but it’s still an honour.
  • First, the body. What did the body tell us? Oh, you think that dead men cannot speak? But they can, my dear John, they can speak the most eloquent volumes.
  • It’s dark in here. But in the dark you can hear better. Like a bat. Like Batman. Like Batman can hear mice. And mice can hear worms. And I can hear….
  • I followed the railway lines out of Calcutta station trying to spot something familiar to me. After many months I saw a railway station over fifteen hundred kilometres from Calcutta. By the station I saw a fountain. The fountain I used to play in as a child.
  • The day that thing can tell me how to make perfect mashed potato is the day I’ll use it.
  • I turned to leave, for now I knew that I must find the strength to reach Ithaca. But a final spirit emerged. This time, the shape was of a small child. The spirit did not speak but looked up and gazed at me.
  • That was close. That was bloody close. I could have sworn it was going to hit me. My fault, I stepped out without looking. Daydreaming again! That’s what my mum would say.
  • I was the youngest in my class. Every year. Some people in my class were nearly a year older than me. Every month someone would have a birthday “Hurray!! I’m nine!!” and I’d still be eight.

About the Authors

The resource has been jointly written by Clive Hulme and Chris Rowley who have known each other for more than 20 years.

Chris Rowley graduated in Drama in 1992 and completed his Drama in Education PGCE at U.C.E. in Birmingham in 1994. Since then he has been a Head of Department at three secondary schools and at present is Curriculum Team leader at The King’s C.E. School in Wolverhampton. Chris has written numerous schemes and resources for all Key Stages and has developed assessment systems and policies. He has also written and directed many plays for examination performances, special events, national conferences, primary liaison projects and for productions at professional venues. Prior to hearing his calling for teaching Chris was co-founder of The Lost Theatre Company. Here he performed, co-wrote two plays and composed and produced the original music for the company.

Clive Hulme taught Drama / Performing Arts for 30 years before taking early retirement and setting up r4d.

Previous Publication: Travelogues : Monologues about Travelling 


"May I just start by saying the Travelogues I purchased from you earlier on in the year seemed to work amazingly - I have had 12 students with distinction*, 16 with merits and only 2 with passes"

- r4d customer, Edexcel BTEC Individual Showcase results, 2014

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Tags: Monologue, Edexcel, BTEC, solo, audition, discover,discovery,monopack,consequences


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