By Michael Coleman, Apr 15 2016 11:22AM

What did the Romans ever do for us?


Find out in three programmes of comedy sketches originally broadcast on BBC Schools Radio. You can find them here:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p025lxmf


Subjects include the Roman invasion, the Roman Army, resistance from the British, changing life and customs.



By Michael Coleman, Apr 7 2016 07:41PM

"Shakespeare on Trial" is a musical play specially written for BBC Learning to celebrate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death.


Funny, and including 8 songs set to music by Barry Gibson, the playscript is ideally suited for performance by 9 - 13 year-olds.


The full playscript, backing tracks and music sheets for the songs, and all the audio cues in the script can be downloaded for free.


Visit the BBC site at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03n15f7 to get them - or simply to sing along with the karaoke videos!

By Michael Coleman, Apr 6 2016 03:09PM

The 6th edition of Flaming Olympics is now available.


Fully revised for the 2016 Games taking place in Rio de Janeiro this August, it also has a special section looking back at the momentous Olympics of London 2012.