Scene: A Child of the Jago

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companyBBC
started7th Feb 1974
ended14th Feb 1974
last rpt17th Mar 1978
5 school years
episodes2
duration25 mins
subject ⚖️Citizenship
age rangeAge 13-16
languageenIn English
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A Child of the Jago is a unit of the BBC schools TV series Scene from the 1970s, covering citizenship for secondary school pupils.

Two programmes comparing the East End of London and its effects on a boy in 1896 and a boy in more modern times. The first episode is dramatised, based on Arthur Morrison's novel A Child of the Jago, using contemporary photographs and reenactments to portray the East End at the turn of the 20th Century.

The second episode is about the pop star David Essex, who grew up in the same area several decades later (and also presented the first episode). He talks about being an East End boy and his reaction to the environment.

In the archive

Exists. Both episodes are preserved in the BBC archive: Programme 1 and Programme 2

Broadcasts


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Some random programmes for age 13-16 from the 1970s

Meet the French
BBC Schools Radio
1975-1981
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It's Your Choice
BBC Schools TV
1979-1983
Citizenship
Music Scene
ITV Schools
1975-1978
Music
Llenyddiaeth
BBC Schools TV
1965-1972
English



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