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Blue Peter at 50

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Get out the sticky-backed plastic and Advent crown components for an entertaining romp through the world's longest-running children's TV programme. Featuring presenting teams of old reunited to spill the beans, celebrities singing the show's praises, and daredevil director Alex Leger talking about the action films and near-death experiences he shot. Plus there are archive clips, anecdotes, mishaps, badges, appeals, pets, out-takes and reminders of the interaction the show has always had with its audience.
Narrated by Tom Baker.
Blue Peter's Live 50th Birthday is on Thursday at 5.15pm on BBC1
On Thursday 16 October from 7am digital viewers can take part in a quiz on 50 years of Blue Peter (not Freeview after 1.15pm)
Gold Peter page 20; book offer page 25
Photo gallery at [web address removed]

DOCUMENTARY
Blue Peter at 50 8.40pm BBC2
On 16 October 1958, a 15-minute programme featuring train sets and dolls aired for the first time on the BBC. Fifty years on, Blue Peter is the world's longest-running children's TV series and has probably been watched avidly by almost every one in the country when they were younger.
This is an affectionate and nostalgic patchwork of recollections (from presenters representing every decade of the show's history), mishaps, fearless exploits, appeals, pets and badges. It also includes out-takes and previously unseen footage (no matter how many shows you watched, there will be something here you missed). And, of course, Advent crowns, an out-of-control elephant, Tracy Island and sticky-backed plastic all make an appearance. JR

Gold Peter: page 20

Contributors

Interviewee: Alex Leger
Narrator: Tom Baker
Director/Producer: Lucy Bowden

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