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 »




1   Unknown  
2015   2014   2013   2011   2010   2009   … See all »
9 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Jackanory (1965–1996)
Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A celebrity reads a story, enhancing it in ways that will entice the most restless of children.

Stars: Bernard Cribbins, Bernard Holley, Ray Smith
Mr Benn (1971–2005)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Popular British children's animation series, repeated almost constantly since 1971. Mr Benn is the ordinary, bowler-hatted office worker who lives in the ordinary suburban street of Festive... See full summary »

Stars: Ray Brooks
Rentaghost (1976–1984)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Harold and Ethel Meaker live in South Ealing and run 'Rentaghost' where they rent ghosts out to the public. Over the years many ghosts came and went but the main Rentaghost crew consisted ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Staniforth, Edward Brayshaw, Anthony Jackson
ChuckleVision (1987–2009)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Crazy antics ensue when Barry and Paul Chuckle get into various exaggerated situations.

Stars: Barry Chuckle, Paul Chuckle, Jimmy Patton
Wacky Races (1968–1970)
Animation | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The participants of an unusual car race compete around America.

Stars: Daws Butler, Don Messick, John Stephenson
Grange Hill (1978–2008)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The long running television series of the Grange Hill Comprehensive School, and the children's everyday lives.

Stars: Stuart Organ, Gwyneth Powell, Lee Cornes
Bagpuss (TV Series 1974)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A melancholic children's animation from the 'Smallfilms' team of Postgate and Firmin. Bagpuss and his friends are toys in a turn of the century shop for 'found things'. When young Emily ... See full summary »

Stars: Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner
Newsround (TV Series 1972)
Family | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

John Craven (and latterly other presenters) introduce news stories and other articles of interest to its young audience. Broadcast at around 5.00pm on BBC1 in the UK.

Stars: Ricky Boleto, Leah Gooding, Joe Tidy
Danger Mouse (1981–1992)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Danger Mouse, the greatest secret agent in the world, must follow Colonel K's orders (and try not to break Professor Squawkencluck's inventions) to foil Baron Greenback's and his henchman Stiletto's plans.

Stars: David Jason, Terry Scott, Edward Kelsey
Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Family | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Children's series about the adventures of Worzel Gummidge, a scarecrow who comes to life.

Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman
Rainbow (1972–1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Children's puppet programme featuring music and stories.

Stars: Geoffrey Hayes, Roy Skelton, Stanley Bates
SMart! (TV Series 1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Stars: Mark Speight, Zoë Ball, Jay Burridge


Series cast summary:
Konnie Huq ...
 Herself - Presenter (55 episodes, 1999-2007)
Valerie Singleton ...
 Herself - Presenter / ... (41 episodes, 1963-2000)
Christopher Trace ...
 Himself - Presenter / ... (26 episodes, 1958-1978)
Liz Barker ...
 Herself - Presenter (26 episodes, 2000-2005)
John Noakes ...
 Himself - Presenter / ... (23 episodes, 1966-1978)
Peter Purves ...
 Himself - Presenter / ... (23 episodes, 1967-1980)


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 <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis





Official Sites:




Release Date:

16 October 1958 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


(1958-1970)| (1970-)
See  »

Did You Know?


Kevin Whately, who later achieved fame as an actor in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983) and Inspector Morse (1987), was interviewed to become a presenter in 1977. See more »


[repeated phrase]
John Noakes: Get down, Shep!
See more »


Featured in Too Much TV: Episode #1.21 (2016) See more »


Barnacle Bill
Composed by Herbert Ashworth-Hope
[Title music]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Throw away the sticky back plastic and you've got a great programme
23 March 2006 | by (scotland) – See all my reviews

This programme is a great institution and part of childhood for anyone growing up in the UK in the second half of the 20th century or the early 21st century. It is full of interesting items and coveys the message that nothing in life is dull or uninteresting. It is a programme that can be watched over the evening meal and it only lasts for 25 minutes. But what a knack they have of cramming a lot into 25 minutes. I think it's fair to say that many people will have visited places that have been featured on Blue Peter, both at home and abroad, and taken up activities that have been featured in the programme (such as free fall parachuting, but rather them than me). It also features practical advice on matters like dog care. Teaching kids cookery is another good aspect of the programme. But the makes! They are so cheesy. I mean, who ever made anything useful that was featured on Blue Peter. Aren't you better buying something at the shops rather than making it out of Fairy Liquid bottles and sticky back plastic. And making a model of the Blue Peter studio? This is the aspect of the show that the comedians always pounce on. But the show has a good sense of humour. John Noakes first introduced humour to the show. He was a good counter to the rather stuffy Christopher Trace who acted and looked middle-aged even though he was only in his 20s. Featuring Rowan Atkinson as Mr Bean and Catherine Tate as her Lauren character have been good ideas in more recent times. Presenters seem to have got younger and this is not entirely like policemen getting younger. In the 70s presenters were older and John Noakes was still presenting the show in his 40s. Today presenters tend to be mid to late 20s which is I think a bit more kid friendly. A great programme and more educational daytime TV than Richard and Judy (and the competition questions are harder than those on Richard and Judy)

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is Blue Peter making out that it's cool to be Celtic? de_niro_2001
The Cheesy Side of Blue Peter de_niro_2001
Wednesday 25th June gary_wildass1987
Show to be cut back to two shows a week de_niro_2001
A2 Media Studies- Critical Research Study question- please answer! ainsleyrix
Blue Peter Kitten Died spoiltrotten12-1
Discuss Blue Peter (1958) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page