Zig Zag: Weather

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started11th Jan 1999
ended8th Feb 1999
last rpt8th Feb 2008as part of Primary Geography
10 school years
duration20 mins
subject 🌏Geography
age rangeAge 7-9
languageenIn English

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Weather is a unit of the BBC Schools TV series Zig Zag from the 1990s & 2000s, covering geography for primary school pupils.

Children investigate different weather patterns with the help of BBC weather forecaster Helen Young and dramatic film from Australia and Canada.

Helen Young and Zig Zaggers

Primary Geography

From 2005 this unit was repeated as part of the new series Primary Geography, which brought together geography programmes from Zig Zag and Landmarks. The opening titles were amended to add the Primary Geography logo at the start, but the programmes were otherwise intact.

In fact this was the very last unit of programmes technically to join the Primary Geography series, with the addition of the Primary Geography logo. Other, older geography units from Landmarks were subsequently repeated during the Primary Geography era, but without any amendments they remained simply repeats of Landmarks programmes.

Episode List

# Title Broadcast
1. Temperature #1999-01-11-00-00-0011 Jan 1999
2. Rain #1999-01-18-00-00-0018 Jan 1999
3. Wind #1999-01-25-00-00-0025 Jan 1999
4. Seasons #1999-02-01-00-00-001 Feb 1999
5. World Weather #1999-02-08-00-00-008 Feb 1999


Year Term Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Channel Details
1998-99 Spring 1999 Monday, 11:20am Thursday, 11:15am BBC2
1999-2000 Spring 2000 Tuesday, 11:20am Thursday, 11:05am BBC2
2000-01 Summer 2001 Wednesday, 11:50am BBC2
2001-02 Summer 2002 Thursday, 11:30am BBC2
2005-06 Autumn 2005 Friday, 10:30am+ BBC2 Primary Geography
2007-08 Spring 2008 Friday, 10:30am BBC2 Primary Geography

CBBC Channel

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


Presenter Helen Young
Consultant Chris Durbin
Education Officr Shelagh Scarborough
Executive Producer Clare Elstow
Producer Michelle Jones


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