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Over the Moon(from Time and Tune)
Time and Tune cover spring 1989.jpg
BBC Schools Radio
Company:BBC
First run:
10th January
1989

- 14th March 1989

Repeated until
20th March
1991

(3 school years)
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Episodes:10 episodes
Duration:20 minutes
Subject:Music: Music
Audience:Age 7-9
Language:In English
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Contents

A series of programmes with a space theme. There was an ongoing storyline about the amazing adventures of a Scotsman, Jim McSocket, travelling through space and time and seeing remarkable things.

Songs

All 12 songs from this unit, with a short extract from each.

The Big Bang

Words and music by Stephen Chadwick.

Set free, set free
From darkness, set free into light

Over the Moon

Words and music by Stephen Chadwick.

Over the moon, what shall we find?
Planets and stars, creatures of all kinds.

Jim McSocket

Words and music by Stephen Chadwick.

Jim McSocket built a rocket, went to conquer space.
And as he whizzed past all the stars, he crash landed on Mars.

99 Times as High as the Moon

Words by Barry Gibson, music from the traditional English tune Lilliburlero.

'Where, oh where, oh where,' said I.
'Oh where are we going to up so high?'

Star

Words and music by Stephen Chadwick.

In my dreams I reach to you,
Touched by your white flame.

Take a New Look at Your Planet

Words and music by Barry Gibson.

Rockin' and rollin' and reeling a round,
Swiv'lin and swingin' and spinning around.

Grow Up Strong

Words and music by Stephen Chadwick.

Grow up strong, reach towards the sky.
Grow up strong, straight and tall so high.

Fish 'n' Chips

Words and music by Stephen Chadwick.

Fish 'n' chips are floating in the air.
Fish 'n' chips are floating in the air.

The Black Hole

Words and music by Stephen Chadwick (same tune as The Big Bang).

You're mine, all mine,
Yes mine, all mine,
At the end, the end of all time.

They Danced All Afternoon

Words and music by Cilla Fisher & Artie Trezise.

And the man in the moon played a tune on his spoons,
And they danced all afternoon.

Over the Moon Under the Stairs

Words and music by Barry Gibson.

Over the moon, under the stairs,
Venus, Neptune, Saturn and Mars.

Satellite

Words and music by Stephen Chadwick.

One day soon you'll fall to Earth,
But till that time my satellite spins the world.

Credits

Produced by Barry Gibson

Resources

Teacher's notes

A colour pupils' pamphlet, and a black-and-white booklet of teacher's notes, both 24 pages long, were published to accompany the broadcasts. They were available only in packs with 5 pamphlets and a free set of notes.

The centre spread of the pupils' pamphlet provided the playing board for a board game called Space Warps, in which players were given musical challenges as they tried to get from the Earth to the North Star satellite, via all of the other planets.

Episodes

The 10 episodes were first broadcast in the spring term 1989, on Tuesdays at 11:00 on BBC Radio 4 (and Radios Cymru, Scotland & Ulster).

Recordings of the episodes were repeated in spring 1991: on Wednesdays at 9:45am on BBC Radio 5, 1:45am on Thursday mornings on BBC Radio 3 FM, Wednesdays at 11:00am on Radio Scotland FM, and Fridays at 2:35pm on Radio Cymru.

All ten episodes are preserved in the BBC archives.

# Title Broadcast
1. The Big Bang 10 Jan 1989
2. Jim McSocket Built a Rocket 17 Jan 1989
3. Ninety-Nine Times as High as the Moon 24 Jan 1989
4. Star, You're Burning... 31 Jan 1989
5. Take a New Look at Your Planet 7 Feb 1989
6. Extra-Terrestrial Plant Music 14 Feb 1989
7. Fisn 'n' Chips are Floating in the Air 21 Feb 1989
8. The Satellite Song 28 Feb 1989
9. They Danced All Afternoon 7 Mar 1989
10. Over the Moon, Under the Stars 14 Mar 1989

Sources & References

  • BBC (1989a) Time and Tune pupils' pamphlet, spring 1989. London: BBC. ISBN 0 563 34213 7
  • BBC (1989b) Time and Tune teacher's notes, spring 1989. London: BBC. ISBN 0 563 34213 7
  • BBC timetable wallcharts, spring 1989 & spring 1991