Zig Zag: The Arabs

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companyBBC
started17th Sep 1984
ended15th Oct 1984
last rpt20th Mar 1991
7 school years
episodes5
duration20 mins
subject 🌏Geography
age rangeAge 7-9
languageenIn English


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The Arabs is a unit of the BBC Schools TV series Zig Zag from the 1980s & 1990s, covering social studies for primary school pupils.

A look at the Islamic religion, the historical influence of Arabic culture on the UK, and the modern Islamic world.

The unit was originally advertised as Out of the Desert: The Story of the Arabs and Islam, and the third episode was originally listed as The Crusades.

Episode List

# Title Broadcast
1. Islam #1984-09-17-00-00-0017 Sep 1984
2. Sinbad the Sailor #1984-09-24-00-00-0024 Sep 1984
3. Sugar and Spice #1984-10-01-00-00-001 Oct 1984
4. Water for the Desert #1984-10-08-00-00-008 Oct 1984
5. Tomorrow's Arabs #1984-10-15-00-00-0015 Oct 1984


Broadcasts

Year Term Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Channel Details
1984-85 Autumn 1984 Monday, 11:00am Wednesday, 2:40pm BBC2
1986-87 Summer 1987 Monday, 11:00am Wednesday, 2:15pm BBC2
1989-90 Summer 1990 Tue-Thu, various times BBC2
1990-91 Spring 1991 Monday, 8:30am Wednesday, 1:40pm BBC2

Credits

Presenter Sheelagh Gilbey
Paul Coia
Series Producer Tom Stanier

Resources

Teacher's Notes
Project book

There were teacher's notes and a project book available.

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