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  Blue Peter
Blue Peter is one of British television's longest running programmes, regularly reaching 5-6 million children and teenagers.
Blue Peter runs for a 40-week season from autumn to early summer with a ten-week break in which special overseas items are filmed.
Given the centrality of Blue Peter to its scheduling area, it is not surprising that it tends to reflect the values and aspirations of the institution from which it originates.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/B/htmlB/bluepeter/bluepeter.htm   (918 words)

 Kate Figes: Do we need a human Barbie doll presenting Blue Peter? | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited
The latest Blue Peter presenter arrived just over a year ago, maternity cover for Liz Barker who, perhaps sensing that this blond siren might be after her job, returned to work sooner than necessary.
Blue Peter is a national institution that finds itself caught between preserving its long heritage and keeping up with the times.
Blue Peter could dare once again to be the trailblazing pioneer it once was, yet it shies away from tackling the controversies that surround the programme in ways that would enhance a child's understanding of the world.
www.guardian.co.uk /g2/story/0,,1690641,00.html   (1044 words)

 SphereTV - Blue Peter
Blue Peter is also famous for showing children how to make things using things they would find around the house.
Blue Peter has always encouraged children to be active in participation in the programme.
A Blue Peter is a blue flag with a white square in the centre.
www.spheretv.com /site/television/kids/blue-peter.html   (584 words)

 Television Heaven
In 1971 Blue Peter won the royal seal of approval when Valerie Singleton was allowed to accompany HRH Princess Anne (now the Princess Royal) on safari to Kenya, and Prince's Edward and Andrew popped into the studio to meet a lion cub.
The stunning, winning, simplicity of the Blue Peter format shows no sign of flagging, even as the show sails confidently into this, the beginning of a new millennium, the secret of Blue Peter's innate magic is perhaps impossible to quantify, and perhaps shouldn't even be questioned.
Peter Duncan (1980 - 1984) and (1985 - 1986)
www.televisionheaven.co.uk /bluepeter.htm   (718 words)

 Blue Peter- Nostalgia Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Such is the esteem in which Blue Peter has always been held that in 1971 Princess Anne took part in a Blue Peter Royal Safari to Kenya with Valerie Singleton.
Blue Peter made an especially great viewing trifecta on Mondays and Thursdays with Jackanory and Captain Pugwash.
On October 16th 1998, Blue Peter was 40 years old and on January 4th 2000 they finally dug up the time capsule they had buried in the 1970s (I remember it as though it were just.
www.nostalgiacentral.com /tv/kids/bluepeter.htm   (860 words)

 Blue Peter - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Blue Peter, racehorse, winner of the Epsom Derby in 1939.
Until 1955 the BBC was the only provider of television in the United Kingdom, but the coming of commercial television brought competition for all...
Blue (cheese), semi-soft cheese with a blue-veined ivory interior, a texture that ranges from creamy to crumbly, and a pungent, slightly salty...
uk.encarta.msn.com /Blue_Peter.html   (138 words)

 Reading Room - About us - News - Blue Peter, Green Peter, Aliens and Reading Room
Green Peter will broadcast on CBBC One and live online at the Blue Peter website to inspire children to act now on climate change.
The films will be inter-cut with clips from old Blue Peter episodes and conclude by showing the aliens appreciating the beauty of an unpolluted earth and wondering why humans have destroyed it.
Green Peter's message is that we have to act now to save the earth and that everyone can play a part however small each step may seem.
www.readingroom.com /aboutus/news/288_bluepeter.cfm   (393 words)

 Blue Peter - Red Bee
Blue Peter is CBBC's longest running and most watched programme.
To create a new title sequence and graphics package for Blue Peter that would celebrate and re-assert the fact that Blue Peter remains at the forefront of children's television.
With the programme's iconic heritage in mind, the traditional Blue Peter ship was kept and the graphic sail shapes are mirrored and brought to life throughout the whole title sequence and graphics package.
www.redbeemedia.com /design/blue_peter.shtml   (161 words)

 Blue Peter - UKGameshows
Blue Peter, as we all know, is the longest-running kids' TV programme in the whole wide world, and rightly so.
There were several heats, each one on a different subject (including pop music, sport and Blue Peter itself) and then the winners returned for a general knowledge final.
Blue Peter does Test the Nation, basically, complete with studio teams, red-button interactivity and blatant plugs for other BBC shows.
www.ukgameshows.com /page/index.php/Blue_Peter   (1106 words)

 Blue Peter Cats
Blue Peter is on BBC ONE (UK) three times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from October to Easter.
When the BBC's iconic children's programme, Blue Peter, got a new cat in September, 2004, 15,000 viewers wrote in with their suggestions for its name (Smudge).
We all grow older, and the world is perhaps a more cynical place, but Blue Peter is forever young and aspirational in heart, and has been since 1958.
www.moggies.co.uk /catsgall/bluepeter_cats.html   (565 words)

 Blue Peter launches junior ID card scheme
Blue Peter presenters will announce the restoration of privileges for the shows' badge holders on this afternoon's programme - as long as they submit to an under-age ID card scheme.
BBC producers declared a hiatus on its iconic badges while they lamented the extent to which British society had degraded in the 43 years since they were first introduced, and worked out a scheme to regiment their badge-holding viewers.
50,000 Blue Peter badges are handed out every year to children who perform feats of charity or daring do for the show's producers.
www.prisonplanet.com /articles/june2006/200606ID.htm   (235 words)

 Blue Peter at AllExperts
Blue Peter has had a longstanding relationship with Doctor Who, often running features on the show with appearances by actors and behind-the-scenes personnel.
Many items from Blue Peter's history have passed into television legend, especially moments when things have gone wrong, such as the much-repeated clip of Lulu the elephant (from a 1969 edition) who defecated on the studio floor and then proceeded to attempt an exit, dragging her keeper along the ground behind her.
For many years, Anita West was not officially recognised as a Blue Peter presenter, having stood in for several months between Leila Williams leaving the show and a full-time replacement being found.
en.allexperts.com /e/b/bl/blue_peter.htm   (3567 words)

 The A-Z of BLUE PETER Independent, The (London) - Find Articles
Confusingly, the Blue Peter badge is in fact five badges: blue (for writing an interesting letter or appearing on the show); silver (for swots who already have blue); gold (must do something miraculous like save life); green (must help save planet) and competition winners.
Any fair-weather Blue Peter fan knows the show's lowest moment came in 1999 when the presenter Richard Bacon was forced to resign after being exposed by the News of the World for taking cocaine.
Before Blue Peter, Christopher Trace's claim to fame was appearing as the Hollywood hardman's body double in the sword- and-sandals epic Ben Hur.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_200503/ai_n12945891   (810 words)

 Paghat's Garden: Rhododendron 'Blue Peter'
Blue Peter has been used in further hybridizations in the endless attempt to achieve a true blue large evergreen rhododendron.
It is, however, like most so-called blues, not quite blue, but rather the palest violet-lavender with dark maroon speckled blotches in the throat, having frilled edges to the individual trumpets.
If you're used to the speed of spiraeas then Blue Peter will appear motionless, but compared to other rhodies he'll seem to be sprawling & upreaching in no time.
www.paghat.com /rhody_bluepeter.html   (406 words)

 Blue Peter ID cards no joke | The Register
Blue Peter producers are indeed considering introducing ID Cards for kids.
One gallant Blue Peter veteran, who was decorated with a gold Blue Peter badge for services to charity 10 years ago, has attracted bids for his medal of nearly £900 on eBay.*
Common or Blue Peter garden badges are awarded at the rate of 50,000 a year and have been worn since 1963.
www.theregister.co.uk /2006/03/30/blue_peter_id_plan   (384 words)

 BBC - I Love Blue Peter - Trivia about Stuart Miles, Katy Hill, Romana D'Annunzio and Richard Bacon
On 11th June 1998 the Blue Peter Millennium Time Capsule was buried under the floor of the Millennium Dome in Greenwich by Katy Hill and Richard Bacon.
On October 16th 1998 Blue Peter celebrated its fortieth anniversary with a special edition of the show featuring many of the previous presenters.
To mark the birthday a Blue Peter balloon was launched at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta in August and a birthday medallion was struck and awarded to all competition winners.
www.bbc.co.uk /cult/classic/bluepeter/stuartkatyromanarichard/trivia.shtml   (363 words)

 Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Blue Peter.
A flag with a blue ground and white square in the centre, hoisted as a signal that the ship is about to sail.
The flag is hoisted to give notice to the town that any person having a money-claim may make it before the ship starts, and that all about to sail are to come on board.
   According to Falconer, it is a corruption of the “blue repeater.”
www.bartleby.com /81/2109.html   (163 words)

 Peter Purves in Blue Peter
Having left Doctor Who in 1965 Peter's acting career became 'less busy', but in BBC circles his name was being put forward to producers of Blue Peter as a possible replacement for Christopher Trace.
After successful auditions he originally took on the role as a six month stop-gap in his acting career, but he stayed with the show for over 10 years, becoming part of what is now known as the "Dream Team" with Valerie Singleton and John Noakes.
Read Peter's recollections on the Blue Peter dog, Petra, and the classic piece of television mayhem with the elephant in the "With Animals" section.
www.peterpurves.com /bluepeter.html   (411 words)

 Blue Peter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In America, "blue" is a rather old-fashioned synonym for obscene (Back in the 1950s, Lenny Bruce was referred to by many a square as a blue comedian) and "peter" is slang for the male member.
Blue Peter has seen many deaths and the sunken garden is becoming a bit of a pet cemetery but now George has died aged 85 the ship has defiantly jumped the shark, that and ex/current presenters scandalous involvement with cocaine.
Apart the annoying inclusion of boy bands etc, Blue Peter has pretty much the same content as it's always had, which is rather wonderful in this day and age.
www.jumptheshark.com /b/bluepeter.htm   (583 words)

 About Blue Peter - The Blue Peter Shoe Biz Appeal, supporting UNICEF
Blue Peter is the longest running children’s television programme in the world, currently in its 49th year.
Blue Peter covers a wide range of subject matter, from history, animals and sport to travel and current trends, and has been a remarkable force for good in British society for over 40 years.
The Blue Peter Appeal has run annually since 1962 and is an opportunity for our viewers to actively help people less fortunate than themselves.
www.shoebizappeal.org.uk /forGUps_AboutBluePeter.aspx   (174 words)

Although it's been well over a decade since Blue Peter released their last album, the sheer mention of their name elicits a wave of nostalgia from anyone familiar with the burgeoning Canadian music scene in the 1980's.
The Blue Peter story started in the mid to late 70's when Chris Wardman and Paul Humphrey, who became the nucleus of the band, began practising and writing material in the Wardman's basement in Markham, Ontario.
Today, the members of Blue Peter are still involved in the music business in some capacity.
www.myspace.com /bluepetertheband   (1454 words)

 CD Baby: BLUE STAR: Ritual
Instrumental songs sung by a guitar that has the feet in the blues and the head in the skies.
Founded in 1985, Blue Star have released more than 8 cds, both on their own label Cool Breeze and in collaboration with BMG distributed Blue Flame records.
Peter Blue is on a tone quest that he achieves time after time with his guitars, and Elisabeth Star delivers a full palette of juicy keyboard flavors that truly satisfy!
cdbaby.com /cd/bluestarmusic   (566 words)

 Ravintola Blue Peter - In English
Blue Peter, established in 1976, is situated on
The transformed Blue Peter lends you a modern but still original atmosphere to enjoy delicious food and to arrange festive occasions and gatherings in a unique yacht club surrounding.
The peaceful surroundings, good food, friendly service and the excellent price/quality relation have made Blue Peter one of the most popular venues in the capital area.
www.bluepeter.fi /articles/632   (301 words)

 The Triangular Shelf - Collecting Blue Peter
Dare we say it, the Blue Peter Book (never 'Annual'), was not the most thrilling of presents at the time.
After all, it was never as much fun as watching the show for real on TV and all it did was chronicle the team's exploits of that year.
Now, while this is a nostalgia site for those wishing to cast their minds, bodies and spirits back to a halcyon era, let's not forget that Blue Peter is firmly on the air in 2003, and celebrating its 45th Birthday.
www.animus-web.demon.co.uk /bpeter/index.html   (558 words)

 Blue Peter, Polperro, Cornwall - pub details # beerintheevening.com
The Blue Peter is a family run pub situated on Polperro harbour,nestling between 16th century fishermans cottages with fabulous views of the sea and harbour.
All in all a visit to 'The Blue' is a must, whether it's for a quick pint, lunch or a Sunday afternoon session a warm welcome always waits you.
As for the Peter; I would say it is my favourite pub in Polperro.
www.beerintheevening.com /pubs/s/72/7251/Blue_Peter/Polperro   (825 words)

There are a very select group of series that almost magically transcend their original target audience and humble origins to almost accidentally attain the coveted status of treasured and much loved national institution.
The team of presenters keeps various pets, the first of which was a dog named Petra; subsequent famous pets include Shep and George the tortoise.
Children (and occasionally adults) who appear on the show or achieve something notable may be awarded the coveted Blue Peter badge.
www.solarnavigator.net /blue_peter_james.htm   (1929 words)

 Blue Peter TV Show - Blue Peter Television Show - TV.com
Blue Peter Airs on BBC1 in the UK & Ireland at 5:00pm on Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
Liz Barker: started presenting on Blue Peter in 2001, She recently gave birth to a baby boy called Dexter Jack Barker Todd.
Meg: Meg joined Blue Peter in 2001 as a friend for Matt who had grown up around sheep dogs on his family farm.
www.tv.com /blue-peter/show/4131/summary.html   (682 words)

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