Zig Zag: Cathedrals

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started27th Feb 1989
ended13th Mar 1989
last rpt26th May 1994
6 school years
duration20 mins
subject 🏛️History
age rangeAge 7-9
languageenIn English

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Cathedrals is a unit of the BBC Schools TV series Zig Zag from the 1980s & 1990s, covering history for primary school pupils.

Programmes about the history and events at two cathedrals, in Lincoln and Derby.

Sheelagh Gilbey in a cathedral

Episode List

# Title Broadcast
1. The Building of a Cathedral #1989-02-27-00-00-0027 Feb 1989
2. The People of a Cathedral #1989-03-06-00-00-006 Mar 1989
3. The Life of a Cathedral #1989-03-13-00-00-0013 Mar 1989


Year Term Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Channel Details
1988-89 Spring 1989 Monday, 10:58am Wednesday, 1:40pm BBC2
1989-90 Summer 1990 various days & times BBC2
1993-94 Summer 1994 various days & times BBC2


Presenter Sheelagh Gilbey
Producer Peter M. Evans


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