Zig Zag: Winter Festival

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started17th Nov 1986
ended1st Dec 1986
last rpt30th Nov 1988
3 school years
duration20 mins
subject 🙏Religion
age rangeAge 7-9
languageenIn English
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Winter Festival is a unit of the BBC Schools TV series Zig Zag from the 1980s, covering Miscellany for Primary pupils.

Films about how children take part in Christmas-related celebrations in three different European countries, covering the Festival of Lucia in Sweden, 'Sinterklass Day' in the Netherlands, and traditions in Finland.

Episode List

# Title Broadcast
1. Sweden #1986-11-17-00-00-0017 Nov 1986
2. Holland #1986-11-24-00-00-0024 Nov 1986
3. Finland #1986-12-01-00-00-001 Dec 1986


Year Term Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Channel Details
1986-87 Autumn 1986 Monday, 11:00am Wednesday, 2:15pm BBC2
1988-89 Autumn 1988 Monday, 10:58am Wednesday, 1:40pm BBC2


Presenter Sheelagh Gilbey
Producer Tom Stanier


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