Zig Zag: Trees

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started26th Apr 1993
ended31st May 1993
last rpt10th Oct 2003(on the CBBC Channel)
12 school years
duration20 mins
subject 👨‍🔬ScienceNature
age rangeAge 7-9
languageenIn English
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Trees is a unit of the BBC Schools TV series Zig Zag from the 1990s and 2000s, covering nature for primary school pupils.

Zig Zag's nature specialist Nicola Davies looks at trees from many different angles, including how they grow from acorns or seeds, how they are used in making cricket bats or wood sculptures, for energy as charcoal, and to makepaper. Stories from around the world related to trees are narrated by Colin Baker.

Episode List

# Title Broadcast
1. The Friends of Man #1993-04-26-00-00-0026 Apr 1993
2. From Little Acorns #1993-05-05-00-00-005 May 1993
3. Animal Lodgers: Life Around the Tree #1993-05-10-00-00-0010 May 1993
4. Timber, Friend of Man #1993-05-17-00-00-0017 May 1993
5. The Energy Power Pack #1993-05-24-00-00-0024 May 1993
6. Paper #1993-05-31-00-00-0031 May 1993


Year Term Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Channel Details
1992-93 Summer 1993 Monday, 11:00am Wednesday, 1:40pm BBC2

CBBC Channel

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


Presenter Nicola Davies
Story narrator Colin Baker
Series producer Tom Stanier
Producer Patricia Williams


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