Blue Peter


#1

The BBC has announced they’re going to digitise and release every episode to celebrate the show’s 60th anniversary. This is of interest to me as I was once on an episode and would be very interested in seeing it again (I have no idea where the VHS tape is, and even if I did, I do not have a VHS player).

Did you watch Blue Peter as a child? Any favourite moments? Presenters? Pets? Makes?

At university my friends all realised we had been big Blue Peter watchers as children, I think there is a strong correlation between watching Blue Peter as a child and degree-level education. That or something to do with class. Not sure.


#2

Konnie Huq was the first celebrity I ever fancied. Still do.

I have no other strong memories of Blue Peter.


#3

Remember watching Richard Bacon’s weepy apology and farewell. Will probably just youtube it tho


#4

alright, charlie brooker


#5

Not a Katy Hill fan?


#6

She’s no Konnie Huq.


#7

I wanted to make the Tracy Island because I didn’t get the actual Tracy Island for christmas unfortunately.

I also fancied/fancy Konnie Huq

I think it’s funny about how Richard Bacon got into whatever that scandal was.

I like it when there is a dog that is on a TV show and the dog just gets on with their life but on tv.

I hated it when they went in the garden because it was dead boring.


#8

Was Newsround on before or after Blue Peter?

I think the schedule was
5pm Blue Peter
5:25pm Newsround
5:35pm Neighbours

That was a solid hour of television there, everything a child needed.


#9

Oh yeah, one other Blue Peter related thing. When I am using mouthwash I use the Blue Peter theme tune in my head and swish the mouthwash from cheek to cheek in time with the tune.


#10

Was it you that fucked over the Blue Peter Garden with Les Ferdinand?


#11

I think it was Newsround at 5pm, THEN Blue Peter / Grange Hill / Byker Grove.


#12

Radzi seems alright.


#13

#14

I watched it - starting with the John Noakes era cos I;m old

It was good - I liked watching it when they made things, but I never actually made the things. Every year they made an advent crown out of coat hangers

I have also stood in the actual Blue Peter garden on multiple occasions cos I worked at TV center for a bit and to my surprise it was ok to just wander into the garden. It looked smaller in real life


#15

Yeah,
5.00 Newsround
5.05 (or maybe 5.10) Blue Peter/Byker Grove/Grange Hill
5.35 Neighbours


#16

I remember my mum shouting at the TV as Yvette Fielding completely fucked up her pancake. Brilliant stuff


#17

pre neighbours

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I’ve fallen down a rabbbit hole

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#18

Watching this puts the wind up me now but I don’t remember it terrifying me as a child. Clearly no health & safety at the bbc in the 70s!


#19

“Dustin Hoffman in Agatha”? Filth!


#20

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