Highlights of the team's expedition to Morocco begin this celebration of Blue Peter's 25th birthday year.
In 1968 Valerie Singleton, John Noakes and Peter Purves set off on an epic journey by Land Rover. Their safari began at the BBC's Television Centre in London and ended in M'Hamid on the edge of the Sahara desert where the temperature was 135Â°F!
25th Anniversary Flies the World: Mexico
Thirteen years ago Valerie Singleton, John Noakes and Peter Purves flew west across the Atlantic ocean to a land of floating gardens tortillas and the death-defying Flying Men of Papantla!
25th Anniversary Flies the World: Tonga
Janet Ellis delves into the BBC Film Library for this celebration flashback of the best of Blue Peter's Summer Expeditions. In 1972 John Noakes, Peter Purves and Lesley Judd explored a tiny island in the South Seas and met some of the world's friendliest people.
25th Anniversary Flies the World: Turkey
In 1975 John Noakes , Peter Purves and Lesley Judd explored a country where East meets West and discovered a fortune-telling rabbit, investigated a Roman cistern underneath the pavements of Istanbul and got into some very hot water!
Producer JOHN ADCOCK
25th Anniversary Flies the World: Brazil
To celebrate Blue Peter's Silver Jubilee, a flashback to the Summer Expedition of 1977. In Rio de Janeiro John Noakes climbed Corcovado Mountain to reach one of the world's most famous landmarks - the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer. Lesley Judd scaled Sugar Loaf Mountain the easy way, by cable car, and Peter Purves flew a parachute on Copocobana Beach.
25th Anniversary Flies the World: Egypt
Step back in time to 1979 when Simon Groom, Christopher Wenner and Tina Heath explored one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World-the Pyramids. In blistering temperatures of 100Â°F, Simon nearly made it to the top of the biggest of the three pyramids at Giza near Cairo, while Tina kept cool inside the burial chamber of the Pharaoh Cheops, Chris dived to the bottom of the Red Sea with an underwater camera and Simon joined the long line of Blue Peter presenters who've bitten the sands of the desert, thrown from the back of a bad-tempered camel.
Simon, Peter and Janet launch Blue Peter 's 25th birthday week with a giant lift off!
Find out how you can win one of the special Silver Jubilee badges - only 1,860 exist-one for every edition of the programme, and discover who has won this year's Award for Outstanding Endeavour - presented by the man who introduced the very first Blue Peter - Christopher Trace.
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