Senior English I

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startedSep 1937
endedJun 1961
24 school years
duration25 mins & 20 mins
subject 📚English
age rangeAge 11-13
languageenIn English

Senior English I is a BBC schools radio series from the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, covering English for secondary school pupils.

  • replaced English Literature
  • A completely serparate series of Senior English was broadcast in Scotland.
  • Split into multiple weekly broadcasts during the war - Senior English I (this page) became a series for less-literary children and mostly consists of performances or readings of booking with little commentary. Senior English II became the more academic series.
  • A popular unit during the war was English for Everyday Use, for less academically-minded listeners, about how the central characters (different each year) make use of language in their speech and writing, including writing plays and making magazines
  • replaced by Listening and Writing


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