Book Box

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started18th Sep 1995
ended24th Jan 2003
last rpt13th Oct 2009
15 school years
episodes86
duration15 mins, 10 mins & 30 mins
age rangeAge 7-9 & Age 9-11
languageenIn English
ITV Junior EnglishHierarchyPrevious.gifPrevious series: Talk, Write... and Read

Book Box is a Channel 4 schools TV series from the 1990s and 2000s, covering Literature, Poetry, Language and Books for primary school pupils.

Episode List

For clarity some of the later episodes are listed within units, rather than strictly in order of original broadcast date. The table can be re-sorted into date order if desired.


# Title Broadcast
Pigeon Summer (by Ann Turnbull)
1. Pigeon Summer, Part 1 #1995-09-18-00-00-0018 Sep 1995
2. Pigeon Summer, Part 2 #1995-09-25-00-00-0025 Sep 1995
3. Pigeon Summer, Part 3 #1995-10-02-00-00-002 Oct 1995
4. Pigeon Summer, Part 4 #1995-10-09-00-00-009 Oct 1995
Thief (by Malorie Blackman)
5. Thief, Part 1 #1996-01-15-00-00-0015 Jan 1996
6. Thief, Part 2 #1996-01-22-00-00-0022 Jan 1996
7. Thief, Part 3 #1996-01-29-00-00-0029 Jan 1996
Freddie and Zapper (by Brian Nixon)
8. Freddie and Zapper, Part 1: Virtual Reality #1996-03-04-00-00-004 Mar 1996
9. Freddie and Zapper, Part 2: Underground #1996-03-11-00-00-0011 Mar 1996
10. Freddie and Zapper, Part 3: The Great Detective #1996-03-18-00-00-0018 Mar 1996
11. Freddie and Zapper, Part 4: One World #1996-03-25-00-00-0025 Mar 1996
Bill's New Frock (by Anne Fine)
12. Bill's New Frock, Part 1 #1997-05-12-00-00-0012 May 1997
13. Bill's New Frock, Part 2 #1997-05-19-00-00-0019 May 1997
Grandpa Chatterji (by Jamila Gavin)
14. What Are We Doing, Grandpa? #1997-09-22-00-00-0022 Sep 1997
15. A Tale of Two Grandpas #1997-09-29-00-00-0029 Sep 1997
Blabber Mouth and Sticky Beak (by Morris Gleitzman)
16. Blabber Mouth and Sticky Beak, Part 1 #1998-01-12-00-00-0012 Jan 1998
17. Blabber Mouth and Sticky Beak, Part 2 #1998-01-19-00-00-0019 Jan 1998
18. Blabber Mouth and Sticky Beak, Part 3 #1998-01-26-00-00-0026 Jan 1998
19. Blabber Mouth and Sticky Beak, Part 4 #1998-02-02-00-00-002 Feb 1998
The Dreaming
20. How Bama Got Biri, Wonga and Nudu & Talwalpin and Kowinka #1998-02-09-00-00-009 Feb 1998
21. Dumbi, Warlukulunga & The Black Snake #1998-02-23-00-00-0023 Feb 1998
22. The Waratah, Tajeer-Tamium and Mar the Cuckoo #1998-03-02-00-00-002 Mar 1998
The Odyssey
23. The Trojan Horse #1998-09-21-00-00-0021 Sep 1998
24. The Ciccones and the Lotus Eaters #1998-09-23-00-00-0023 Sep 1998
25. The Cyclops #1998-09-28-00-00-0028 Sep 1998
26. King Aeolus and the Laestrygonians #1998-09-30-00-00-0030 Sep 1998
27. Circe, Hades and the Sirens #1998-10-05-00-00-005 Oct 1998
28. Scylla, Charybdis, Calypso and Nausicaa #1998-10-07-00-00-007 Oct 1998
29. Odysseus Returns #1998-10-12-00-00-0012 Oct 1998
30. Odysseus' Victory #1998-10-14-00-00-0014 Oct 1998
Book Box Poetry: Off with McGough
31. Body Language #1998-09-22-00-00-0022 Sep 1998
32. Food for Thought #1998-09-29-00-00-0029 Sep 1998
33. Family Favourites #1998-10-06-00-00-006 Oct 1998
34. Animal Tales #1998-10-13-00-00-0013 Oct 1998
35. Pillow Talk #1998-10-20-00-00-0020 Oct 1998
Book Box Poetry: Rosen's Poetry Attic
36. Rhyme Time #1998-11-03-00-00-003 Nov 1998
37. Rhythm Section #1998-11-10-00-00-0010 Nov 1998
38. Word Paintings #1998-11-17-00-00-0017 Nov 1998
39. Sound Effects #1998-11-24-00-00-0024 Nov 1998
40. Word Plays #1998-12-01-00-00-001 Dec 1998
Alice Through the Looking Glass (by Lewis Carroll)
41. Alice Through the Looking Glass, Part 1 #1999-11-03-00-00-003 Nov 1999
42. Alice Through the Looking Glass, Part 2 #1999-11-10-00-00-0010 Nov 1999
43. Alice Through the Looking Glass, Part 3 #1999-11-17-00-00-0017 Nov 1999
Animated Tales of the World 1
44. The Magic Paintbrush (China) #2000-09-18-00-00-0018 Sep 2000
45. Cap o' Rushes (England) #2000-09-25-00-00-0025 Sep 2000
46. The Tree with the Golden Apples (Netherlands) #2000-10-02-00-00-002 Oct 2000
47. Fionn and the Fianna (Ireland) #2000-10-09-00-00-009 Oct 2000
48. The Chief and the Carpenter (Latin America) #2000-10-16-00-00-0016 Oct 2000
49. Raven Steals the Daylight (Alaska) #2000-10-30-00-00-0030 Oct 2000
50. The Three Sisters who Fell into the Mountain (Norway) #2000-11-06-00-00-006 Nov 2000
51. Podna and Podni (Pakistan) #2000-11-13-00-00-0013 Nov 2000
52. The Two Brothers (Russia) #2000-11-20-00-00-0020 Nov 2000
53. The Green Man of Knowledge (Scotland) #2000-11-27-00-00-0027 Nov 2000
54. Aunt Tiger (Taiwan) #2001-01-15-00-00-0015 Jan 2001
55. King March (Wales) #2001-01-22-00-00-0022 Jan 2001
56. Ewenn Congar (France) #2001-01-29-00-00-0029 Jan 2001
Popular Authors: What's So Good About...?
57. Roald Dahl: Heroes and Monsters #2001-11-02-00-00-002 Nov 2001
58. Roald Dahl: The Greatest Secrets #2001-11-09-00-00-009 Nov 2001
59. Roald Dahl: Anything is Possible #2001-11-16-00-00-0016 Nov 2001
60. Malorie Blackman: We Have the Technology #2001-11-23-00-00-0023 Nov 2001
61. Malorie Blackman: Family and Friends #2001-11-30-00-00-0030 Nov 2001
62. Jacqueline Wilson: My Life #2002-01-11-00-00-0011 Jan 2002
63. Jacqueline Wilson: How I Write #2002-01-18-00-00-0018 Jan 2002
64. J. K. Rowling: Platform 9戮, Boarding School, Owls, Scary Bits #2002-01-25-00-00-0025 Jan 2002
65. J. K. Rowling: More Than Just Books - Harry Online #2002-02-01-00-00-001 Feb 2002
66. Jamila Gavin: Myths and Legends #2002-02-08-00-00-008 Feb 2002
67. Jamila Gavin: The Wheel of Life #2002-02-22-00-00-0022 Feb 2002
Double Act (by Jacqueline Wilson)
68. Double Act, Part 1 #2002-01-11-00-00-0011 Jan 2002
69. Double Act, Part 2 #2002-01-18-00-00-0018 Jan 2002
70. Double Act, Part 3 #2002-01-25-00-00-0025 Jan 2002
71. Double Act, Part 4 #2002-02-01-00-00-001 Feb 2002
Animated Tales of the World 2
72. Bad Baby Army (Australia) #2002-01-28-00-00-0028 Jan 2002
73. The Tyrant and the Child (Burkina Faso) #2002-02-04-00-00-004 Feb 2002
74. Timoon and the Narwahl (Canada) #2002-02-18-00-00-0018 Feb 2002
75. The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep (Denmark) #2002-02-25-00-00-0025 Feb 2002
76. The Enchanted Lion (Germany) #2002-03-04-00-00-004 Mar 2002
77. Persephone (Greece) #2002-03-11-00-00-0011 Mar 2002
78. The Crown and the Sceptre (The Gulf States) #2002-03-18-00-00-0018 Mar 2002
79. King Solomon and the Bee (Israel) #2002-04-15-00-00-0015 Apr 2002
80. Shepherd Boy Tumur (Mongolia) #2002-04-22-00-00-0022 Apr 2002
81. The Flower of Fern (Poland) #2002-04-29-00-00-0029 Apr 2002
82. The Story of Redhill (Singapore) #2002-05-13-00-00-0013 May 2002
83. How Tortoise Won Respect (South Africa) #2002-05-20-09-45-0020 May 2002
84. John Henry (USA) #2002-05-20-10-30-0020 May 2002
Popular Authors: What's So Good About...?
85. Dick King-Smith: Something on Paper #2003-01-17-00-00-0017 Jan 2003
86. Dick King-Smith: Through an Animal's Eyes #2003-01-24-00-00-0024 Jan 2003


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