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benriggers694 posts since 19 Sep 2005
Meridian (South) Oxford
This time last year BBC Learning Zone was still airing on BBC2. This year however it hasn't appeared. I thought there might have been a short delay for the start of the school term before it came back on air. However after contacting the BBC (who said keep checking the listings) I'm realising that BBC Learning Zone may now officially be over after 20 years Sad
Last edited by benriggers on 17 November 2015 9:13pm
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Neil Jones3,415 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Website is still available:
bbc.co.uk/learningzone

However it has moved now from what it used to be to effectively a modern Schools TV service, albeit at 4am.
Shame really but since it dropped or lost the Open University programming a few years ago, it was never the same.

Still it had a presentation package that outlasted everything else Smile
DVB Cornwall6,612 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Most recently the only 'programmes' were edit downs of documentaries and the odd drama to fit the curriculum, the only specially commissioned item being 'Ten Pieces'. With tech and licensing/copyright agreements with eductional establishments teachers can do a much easier bespoke and legal job themselves. Notwithstanding the myriad of other AV resources available too. Some Unis are also preparing school materials either officially or unofficially now as well.
Robert Williams557 posts since 25 Jan 2003
London London
The BBC are still broadcasting schools programmes, albeit on radio: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolradio/programmes/schedules/2015/11/16 which I think goes out on the digital versions of Radio 4.

But if the Learning Zone has gone for good, then for the record, it looks like its last programmes went out in the early hours of 24th July, finishing with a two minute programme about stoats: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctwo/programmes/schedules/england/2015/07/23
thegeek3,958 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
But if the Learning Zone has gone for good, then for the record, it looks like its last programmes went out in the early hours of 24th July, finishing with a two minute programme about stoats: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctwo/programmes/schedules/england/2015/07/23
which would make this the last known sighting of the ident:



I'm not sure I've seen this version before, but there are a couple of things which really date it...

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It's Netscape Navigator - I can't quite tell whether it's 1.1N or 2.0, but certainly mid-90s vintage. The website address in the bar is http://www.learning_zone.co.uk (I'm not sure that Nominet have ever allowed underscores in domain names)

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Last edited by thegeek on 15 November 2015 11:19am
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