Zig Zag: The Greeks

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started21st Apr 1986
ended2nd Jun 1986
last rpt5th Jun 1991
6 school years
duration20 mins
subject 🏛️History
age rangeAge 7-9
languageenIn English

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

A look at Ancient Greece through studio recreations of everyday houses, schools and workplaces. Sheelagh meets historical figures and goes out to explore the sites of battles in Greek wars.


Episode List

# Title Broadcast
1. Athena's City #1986-04-21-00-00-0021 Apr 1986
2. Pottery #1986-04-28-00-00-0028 Apr 1986
3. Women and Children #1986-05-07-00-00-007 May 1986
4. Greek Schools #1986-05-12-00-00-0012 May 1986
5. The Persian Wars #1986-05-19-00-00-0019 May 1986
6. The Greek Theatre #1986-06-02-00-00-002 Jun 1986


Year Term Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Channel Details
1985-86 Summer 1986 Monday, 11:00am Wednesday, 2:40pm BBC2
1988-89 Summer 1989 Monday, 10:58am Wednesday, 1:40pm BBC2
1990-91 Summer 1991 Monday, 11:00am Wednesday, 1:40pm BBC2


Presenter Sheelagh Gilbey
Illustrations Paul Birkbeck
Producer Tom Stanier


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

Project book


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