Zig Zag: The Channel Tunnel

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started2nd Nov 1987
ended16th Nov 1987
last rpt13th Jun 1990
3 school years
duration20 mins
subject 🌏Geography
age rangeAge 7-9
languageenIn English

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The Channel Tunnel is a unit of the BBC Schools TV series Zig Zag from the 1980s & 1990s, covering Miscellany for Primary pupils.

Three topical programmes about building the Channel Tunnel - still several years from completion at the time of broadcast. Looking at the historical importance of the English Channel, how animals and humans build tunnels, and the opinions of people against and in favour of the Channel Tunnel.

Episode List

# Title Broadcast
1. The English Channel #1987-11-02-00-00-002 Nov 1987
2. The Tunnel #1987-11-09-00-00-009 Nov 1987
3. A Link to Europe? #1987-11-16-00-00-0016 Nov 1987


Year Term Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Channel Details
1987-88 Autumn 1987 Monday, 11:00am Wednesday, 1:38pm BBC2
1989-90 Summer 1990 Monday, 11:00am Wednesday, 1:40pm BBC2


Presenter Sheelagh Gilbey
Producer John Chapple


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