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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)
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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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Main-belt Asteroid 16197 is named "Bluepeter" as it was discovered on Friday 7th January 2000 - the day that footage of the excavation of the shows' two time-capsules (from 1971 and 1984) in the BBC Television Centre garden was broadcast. See more »

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[repeated phrase]
Any presenter: [while demonstrating how to make things] Here's one I made earlier.
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Referenced in Have I Got News for You: Episode #49.2 (2015) See more »

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Barnacle Bill
Composed by Herbert Ashworth-Hope
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13 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

1. MYTH: Christopher Trace, the very first presenter, gave viewers the recipe for an alcoholic ginger beer.

TRUTH: He did give it out, but it wasn't meant to be alcoholic.

2. MYTH: Female presenter Janet Ellis was sacked in 1987 when it became known that she divorced her first husband, and carrying another man's child.

TRUTH: Although this revelation provoked tabloid controversy, everyone at BP supported Ellis, and it was entirely her decision to leave.

3. MYTH: The child Janet Ellis was pregnant with, grew up to be Sophie Ellis Bextor.

TRUTH: Sophie Ellis Bextor was born in 1979, and the outcry occurred in 1987, so this could not be at all possible. The child grew up to be Robert Leach.

4. MYTH: Richard Bacon was the very first presenter to be fired, after he took cocaine in a nightclub.

TRUTH: He was the first to have his contract terminated and have an apology made on his behalf – but not the first to be forced to leave; Leila Williams (in 1962), Christopher Wenner (in 1980) and Michael Sundin (in 1985) were made all redundant when their contracts came up for renewal.


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