There is a strong line-up of secondary programmes this autumn, especially for English, history, science and music.
Term starts next week with Channel Four's off-beat Bollywood Star (September 20-23, repeated November 29-December 2), the account of an open audition for an actor from the British Asian community to take part in a Bombay film.
C4 is repeating all three parts of the poetry anthology Arrows of Desire (from September 20) and a number of its programmes combining English with film studies. Its main offering for the term is The Story of the Novel (October 4-7), four programmes tracing the development of prose fiction in English from Robinson Crusoe to Jane Austen and beyond, with the help of later practitioners who include AS Byatt and Claire Tomalin. For Scottish schools, the BBC is broadcasting adaptations and analysis of six Scottish Short Stories (November 18), while earlier on BBC2 (November 4), Blast crosses the curriculum from English to expressive arts and PSHE with two hours of films made by young people in a variety of genres. The website is at www.bbc.co.ukblast.
The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.
Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.