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Look and Read

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Look and Read was a TV series used in schools. We had to follow a story and read along with it, and every so often the teacher would pause the video and ask questions about it.

The episodes I remember were "Badger Girl", "Dark Towers" and "The Boy from Space".


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Do You Remember Look and Read?

Do You Remember Look and Read?

  • Anonymous user
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    doris moris and boris! classic! i just got earth warp, through the dragons eye, badger girl ANDDDD geordie racer from www.haroldmedia.com - they do loads more for dirt cheap! woop woop
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    Best school programme ever made. I remember 'the boy from space' - very scary for the time, also remember a fairground story and another about a falcon or kestrel - all these were around 1979 - 1981
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    I would really like to have dvd/video copies of the BBC programmes. I need Fairground and Skyhunter. Has anyone got them to sell? My email is philjwheeler@gmail.com
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    The one I specifically remember is the one with the creepy spaceman in it, it gave me nightmares for weeks, can't remember much else other than THAT creepy-ass man.
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    I absolutely loved Look And Read, Fairground and Boy From Space was my favourite. I have copies of both on dvd. Brilliant show.
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    does anyone know where i can get or buy a copy of the video? im a primary teacher in desperate need of a copy...
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    Through The Dragon's Eye was a BBC Look and Read production, first aired on in 1989. It was said to bear some resemblance to the Chronicles of Narnia. The villain of Through the Dragon's Eye is called Charn, who bears the same name as a fictional land in The Magician's Nephew, one of the Chronicles of Narnia. Talking animals add to the Narnia resemblance, as does the fact that, like Narnia, Pelamar turns to children from Earth for aid in a time of great crisis. The story involves three children: Jenny, Amanda and Scott. They paint a mural on their school wall and then the dragon in the mural winks at them! They are consequently whizzed off to a land called Pelamar, where the dragon, named Gorwen, asks the children to help save the magical land. In order to save Pelamar, the children, with Gorwen's help, must recover the pieces of the Veetacore (the life source of Pelamar), which recently exploded; three of the pieces have been thrown into the distant land of Widge. Until they succeed, the land of Pelamar turns barren and its inhabitants start to fade. Charn, is the "Evil One". The instructions for the reconstruction of the Veetacore are written in a book, and the children must use their reading skills to help the Veetacore keepers - showing the young audience the importance of reading. The art of reading has been lost in Pelamar, but the Veetacore keepers do start learning to read as the series progresses. Although the show ends with the children returning to their school at the moment they left, the presence of their notebooks and three miniature versions of the Veetons they recovered proves that the experience was genuine.
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    I am confused between Look and Read and Words and Pictures....were they one and I same? I remember Wordy, and the Magic E song! brilliant!
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    hi - i remember fairground and the thin man. my sister was petrifield of him. does anyone know if the bbc will be showing these again or of they are available to buy, i was 5, i have children now and how i would love to show them these look and read programmes, the greatest memories of my childhood AND NEVER FORGOTTON
  • slightlyodd
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    through the dragons eye is legend, I remember geordie racer but I didn't like that one, through the dragons eye though, saving the land of Panama gotta love it!