Zig Zag: Village, Town, City

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companyBBC Wales
started6th Jan 1997
ended27th Jan 1997
last rpt26th Nov 2007as part of Primary Geography
12 school years
duration20 mins
subject 🌏Geography
age rangeAge 7-9
languageenIn English

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Village, Town, City is a unit of the BBC Schools TV series Zig Zag and Primary Geography from the 1990s & 2000s, covering geography for primary school pupils.

Local children from four distinct places in Britain use their geographical skills to investigate their local areas and how the land and services are used.

The unit covers the village of Hendon in Suffolk, the town of Porthmadog in North Wales, the city of Leeds in England, and a farm at Princetown in Devon.

Presenter Jamie Owen

Primary Geography

From 2003 this unit was repeated as part of the new series Primary Geography, with amended opening titles but otherwise intact.

Episode List

# Title Broadcast
1. Our Patch #1997-01-06-00-00-006 Jan 1997
2. Ou Needs #1997-01-13-00-00-0013 Jan 1997
3. Our Land #1997-01-20-00-00-0020 Jan 1997
4. Our Changing Environment #1997-01-27-00-00-0027 Jan 1997


Year Term Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Channel Details
1996-97 Spring 1997 Monday, 11:10am Wednesday, 1:25pm BBC2
1998-99 Summer 1999 Tuesday, 10:45am Wednesday, 10:45am BBC2
1999-2000 Summer 2000 Monday, 11:30am Wednesday, 11:20am BBC2
2000-01 Autumn 2000 Monday, 11:50am BBC2
2001-02 Autumn 2001 Tuesday, 12:10pm BBC2
2002-03 Summer 2003 Tuesday, 10:50am BBC2 Primary Geography
2004-05 Spring 2005 Friday, 11:30am BBC2 Primary Geography
2006-07 Summer 2007 10:30+ BBC2 Primary Geography
2007-08 Autumn 2007 Monday, 11:10am BBC2 Primary Geography

Continuity slide

CBBC Channel

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

As a unit of Zig Zag:

Then as a unit of Primary Geography:


Presenter Jamie Owen
Music Nic Hooper
Consultants Julia Tanner
Jeremy Krause
Education Officer Chris Durbin
Series Producer Peter M. Evans
Executive Producers Liz Cleaver for BBC Education
Dai Williams
Producer & Director Dafydd Llŷr James


There were teacher's notes, a resource pack, a Factfinders book, a Video Plus Pack, and a CD-ROM for Acorn, PC and Mac (called Maps and Mapping) available.


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