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Blue Peter: Inside The Archives By Richard Marson
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Blue Peter is the world’s longest running children’s programme. The ‘Blue Peter’ is actually the name of a flag, traditionally lowered 24 hours before a ship sets sail on a... More > new voyage. The show’s creator, John Hunter Blair, chose the name because he thought that each edition should be like setting off on a new voyage. He had no idea how far his ship would sail or that it would become a cultural phenomenon in its own right. Since that first transmission on 16 October 1958 there have been over 4400 editions, thirty-four presenters and a whole menagerie of pets. In this book, you will find a fully comprehensive guide, not only to that fabulous archive, but also to the wide range of spin-off programmes which came out of the Blue Peter stable – from Blue Peter Special Assignments and Val Meets The VIPS to Treasure Houses and Duncan Dares. There is also a section on much of the relevant and existing related material, from radio and television – interviews, behind-the-scenes reports and documentaries.< Less