Zig Zag: France

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started17th Jan 2000
ended14th Feb 2000
last rpt7th Mar 2008on CBBC
9 school years
duration20 mins
subject 🌏Geography
age rangeAge 7-9
languageenIn English
Zig Zag France Paris title.jpg

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France is a unit of the BBC Schools TV series Zig Zag from the 2000s, covering geography for primary school pupils.

An exploration of the city, mountains and coastlines of France as the presenter Josette travels around the country meeting local children and tradespeople in different areas.


Extracts from this unit were also shown in shorter, 10-minute episodes giving just the highlights from each region as Zig Zag Shorts. These shorter programmes were also shown as part of Primary Geography from 2002.

Episode List

# Title Broadcast
1. Paris: A City #2000-01-17-00-00-0017 Jan 2000
2. Brittany: The Coast #2000-01-24-00-00-0024 Jan 2000
3. Camargue: A River Delta #2000-01-31-00-00-0031 Jan 2000
4. The Alps #2000-02-07-00-00-007 Feb 2000
5. Maps and Mapping #2000-02-14-00-00-0014 Feb 2000


Year Term Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Channel Details
1999-2000 Spring 2000 Monday, 11:10am Wednesday, 11:20am BBC2
2000-01 Autumn 2000 weekdays, 1:10pm BBC2 13-17 Nov
2001-02 Spring 2002 Tuesday, 11:50am BBC2

CBBC Channel

Also broadcast on the CBBC Channel 'Class TV' service of schools programmes:


Presenter Josette Aitman
Researcher Marie-Sophie Reijers
Graphic Design Adams Trainor
Education Consultants Kathy Alcock
Chris Durbin
Executive Producer Clare Elstow
Series Producer Elaine Mullings


There were teacher's notes and videos available.



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