British childrens magazine program which has run since the end of the 50s. Aimed at kids from the age of about 6-14. The show has different segments where the presenters would show the ... See full summary »
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Christopher Trace ...
 Himself - Presenter / ... (81 episodes, 1958-1978)
Konnie Huq ...
 Herself - Presenter (55 episodes, 1999-2007)
Leila Williams ...
 Herself - Presenter / ... (51 episodes, 1958-1978)
Valerie Singleton ...
 Herself - Presenter / ... (41 episodes, 1963-2000)
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British childrens magazine program which has run since the end of the 50s. Aimed at kids from the age of about 6-14. The show has different segments where the presenters would show the viewers how to make things, how to care for your pet, and other features. Written by Jeffrey Petro <JeffP@iserver.icon.palo-alto.med.va.gov>

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Of the period 16th October 1958 to 5th November 1962, only two clips from the show are known to be archived. Approximately 312 editions survive from between 12 November 1962 and 9th December 1968, whilst (thanks to long-term series editor Biddy Baxter) every episode exists from Thursday 12th December 1968 onwards. See more »

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[deliberate double-entendre in item about making hedges by partially cutting tree trunks and laying the trees flat]
Simon Groom: One of the competitors was saying to me that as long as you have a decent length to start with, you can manage a good lay.
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Referenced in Sykes: End of the World (1978) See more »

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Barnacle Bill
Composed by Herbert Ashworth-Hope
[Title music]
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Wonderful
14 April 2004 | by (Lincoln England) – See all my reviews

Blue Peter is FAR more than a tv show. It's a national institution. I loved watching it as a child, as did my parents in the 1960s and my own kids now!! Has ANY other show been running for 46 years? I doubt it. We all have our favourite presenter, mine has to be "Uncle John" Noakes, with Val Singleton and her "sticky-back plastic" running a close second. We all knew she was talking about sellotape, but the BBC wasn't allowed to "endorse" :) it's been imitated by ITV many times (Magpie etc etc) but never equalled. What's YOUR favourite episode? Mine has to be the one where they had a baby elephant in the studio which refused to leave and then urinated all over the place. One of the main presenters in the 1980s was Caron Keating who died today, aged only 41. She was a lovely girl who still had so much to achieve. RIP.


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