Blue Peter

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I made my mum a brush out of a coat hanger and two balls of wool – the Christmas present I’ll never forget
Having no money and no clue, I took my gifting advice from Blue Peter. My mother put the homemade object in a drawer – and we never spoke of it again

Stuart Jeffries

22, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Rise of tubeless toilet paper a ‘complete catastrophe’, says Blue Peter star
Peter Purves says innovation to cut waste is a disaster for amateur arts and crafts

Gemma McSherry

26, Aug, 2022 @1:05 PM

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Children’s books world reacts to ‘horrible loss’ of Blue Peter book awards
BookTrust which ran the awards said its limited resources would now be directed to disadvantaged families

Sarah Shaffi

06, Jul, 2022 @7:10 AM

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Richard Bacon on cancel culture, cocaine and his coma: ‘I’m good at getting back up again’
A medical crisis and an infamous sacking would have floored many people. But the presenter is busier than ever - both on and off screen

Emine Saner

02, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Max Stahl obituary
Documentary-maker who captured East Timor atrocities on film and left behind his earlier career as a Blue Peter presenter

Anthony Hayward

04, Nov, 2021 @5:46 PM

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Blue Peter presenter and film-maker Max Stahl dies aged 66
Stahl later became an award-winning journalist after exposing a massacre in Timor-Leste

Euan O'Byrne Mulligan

28, Oct, 2021 @6:37 PM

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Janet Ellis: ‘Having a famous mum was a high value currency when I was little’
For this new series, the pop star recreates a childhood photo with her Blue Peter presenter mother, as they talk clothes, careers and childhood friendships

Harriet Gibsone

25, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Edward Barnes obituary
Head of BBC television’s children’s programmes who created Newsround and made a great contribution to Blue Peter

Anthony Hayward and Jeremy Swan

13, Sep, 2021 @4:44 PM

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Sesame Street to Bugbears: the kids' TV that challenges racism
Muppets learn about race, young cooks show off global cuisines, and a cuban-American girl seeks election, as children’s shows explore identity and diversity

Stuart Heritage

24, Mar, 2021 @3:42 PM

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Lucy Worsley: ‘I thought my parents’ TV was a waste of money’
The historian and presenter recalls how Michael Wood’s revelatory documentaries and Blue Peter made an impression on her despite a television-light upbringing

As told to Hannah J Davies

23, Feb, 2021 @3:56 PM

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Here’s one that sailed earlier … sketch that launched the Blue Peter badge
Auction reveals how Tony Hart’s work on another BBC project inspired his galleon for the children’s show

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and Media Correspondent

10, Jan, 2021 @6:15 AM

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Here's one I made earlier: Blue Peter daredevil Peter Duncan's DIY panto
The former children’s TV presenter has made a festive spectacular with friends and family. It’s Jack and the Beanstalk – filmed in his own back garden

Sam Wollaston

01, Dec, 2020 @4:09 PM

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