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Blue Peter

An absolute classic of British childrens' television. Three presenters (and several show pets) who changed over the years and made household names (Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves and so on). Ideas of things to make. Stories of kids around the world. Appeals which raised huge amounts for charity. Famous incidents include the visit of an elephant to the studio...


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Do You Remember Blue Peter?

Do You Remember Blue Peter?

  • Anonymous user
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    The Noakes Singleton Purves years had to be the best
  • Margotmum
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    Simon Groom was my crush,bit of a shock when he was on an anniversary show and he'd gone bald!
  • Anonymous user
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    being going for years!
  • Anonymous user
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    It was their fault I lost my shoe over the side of a ferry
  • Anonymous user
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    This one triggers an avalanche of memories. The crafts - sticky-backed plastic, packages with the brand name blanked out, and "Here's one I made earlier". The pets - "Get down, Shep!". Carol-singing brownies, their eyes wide with horror as the fake electric "camp-fire" really caught firel Expeditions to exotic locations. The Blue Peter annual. One of the first presenters, whose name escapes me, left in disgrace (something to do with a dancer who appeared on the show...?). The real classics were, of course, the Singleton/Noakes/Purves years, later to be replaced by the likes of Lesley Judd and Simon Groom. I blushingly admit to a teenage crush on Christopher Wenner (hey, I was only 14...). As the 80s wore on, the magic faded (or maybe I just outgrew it) but throughout the 70s, it was as much a part of childhood as grazed knees and school milk.
  • Anonymous user
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    Who could ever forget the team of John Noakes, Valerie Singleton and Peter Purves - they made Blue Peter a national institution. We loved John Noakes the best - always getting into scrapes and making mistakes! So much fun, so many memories!