Blue Peter

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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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Badge of honour: Adam Beales named as Blue Peter’s 40th presenter
Three million viewers already follow “Adam B” on YouTube. Won’t this BBC job get in the way of his video pranks?

02, Sep, 2020 @1:50 PM

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David Bowie, Adele and Beyoncé: BBC unveils Glastonbury coverage
Classic sets to be shown in place of 50th anniversary festival scuppered by coronavirus

Laura Snapes

26, May, 2020 @7:00 PM

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'All the hood rats would jam with us': Grandmaster Flash, AJ Tracey and other artists on the generation gap
What difference does a decade or two make in the worlds of music, kids’ TV and poetry?

Sam Wolfson

19, Oct, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Poopers and bloopers: the greatest TV fails
It’s 50 years since Lulu the elephant went rogue on Blue Peter. We look back at the biting ferrets, gurning kids and sweary slips that have delighted viewers, and ask: are they a dying breed?

Mark Lawson

02, Jul, 2019 @3:03 PM

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'Yes! I made it!' Paul McCartney wins gold Blue Peter badge
The former Beatle receives the highest Blue Peter badge, then admits he ‘doesn’t really know how to write songs’

Kate Abbott

05, Feb, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Happy 60th birthday Blue Peter – from a proud former guest
As a young girl, Zoe Williams sang carols on the show as a man threw fake snow in her face. She recalls her favourite moments, from the out-of-control Brownie bonfire – to Anthea Turner’s cardboard Thunderbirds island

Zoe Williams

15, Oct, 2018 @2:19 PM

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