Scene: A Child of the Jago

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started7th Feb 1974
ended14th Feb 1974
last rpt17th Mar 1978
5 school years
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



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