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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The title music is called "Barnacle Bill", composed by Herbert Ashworth-Hope. The original "classic" version, used from October 1958 to January 1979, was played by Sidney Torch and The New Century Orchestra. See more »

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[deliberate double-entendre in item about door knockers at York Minster]
Chris Wenner: Why not go along to the cathedral and see if you can't have a look at the two knockers side by side.
Simon Groom: Hmmm. What a beautiful pair of knockers.
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Referenced in The Corridor Sketch (1991) See more »

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Barnacle Bill
Composed by Herbert Ashworth-Hope
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Sticky Back plastic. Here's one I made earlier
8 April 1999 | by (Bolton, England) – See all my reviews

Blue Peter is a British institution. EVERYONE has been brought up on it's mix of sticky back plastic, papier-mache, toilet rolls and pipe cleaners. Everyone has tried to make things that come out as the presenters "here's one I made earlier" efforts. (Cheating presenters). They also get the large sections of the British children population to raise large amounts of money each year. It's simply unique. And uniquely British.


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