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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It is currently the longest running children's television show in the world See more »

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[repeated phrase]
John Noakes: Get down, Shep!
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Referenced in QI: Future (2009) See more »

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Barnacle Bill
Composed by Herbert Ashworth-Hope
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An institution
5 April 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It may be stuffed away on a Freeview channel these days but lets not forget the fact that 'Blue Peter' is an institution of British TV, and an iconic kids show, having been launched way back in 1958.

It deserves all the plaudits, it really does. No other show has really been able to be a voice for young people for as long, and with such respect and honesty.

I think it's a crying shame that it's buried away on one of the Freeview channels rather than on BBC1 where it belongs to be. I hope it continues to at least remain on TV for as long as possible. There surely would be outcry if it wasn't.


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