Zig Zag: Spaceship Earth

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started10th Feb 1986
ended24th Feb 1986
last rpt9th Nov 1988
4 school years
duration20 mins
subject 👨‍🔬Science
age rangeAge 7-9
languageenIn English

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Spaceship Earth is a unit of the BBC Schools TV series Zig Zag from the 1980s, covering Miscellany for Primary pupils.

A pair of programmes about the planet Earth, first its rocks, volcanos and mountains, and then its weather.

These two programmes supplement the earlier unit on Space, which involves the presenters taking a journey on the 'Spaceship Zig Zag', and was described in teacher's notes as the 6th & 7th episodes of that unit.

Episode List

# Title Broadcast
1. The Rocks #1986-02-10-00-00-0010 Feb 1986
2. The Atmosphere #1986-02-24-00-00-0024 Feb 1986


Year Term Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Channel Details
1985-86 Spring 1986 Monday, 11:00am Wednesday, 2:40pm BBC2
1988-89 Autumn 1988 Monday, 10:58am Wednesday, 1:40pm BBC2


Presenter Sheelagh Gilbey
Paul Coia
The Atmosphere with Michael Fish
Producer Chris Ellis


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