Happy Birthday Blue Peter

It’s the 50th anniversary of the BBC’s children’s “magazine” programme Blue Peter today. Unlike a lot of contemporaries I wasn’t a fan of rival Magpie, instead warming to the charms of Lesley Judd and latterly Janet Ellis.

However, observing all the online references to this most British of British institutions I couldn’t help but reach for my video camera to file this very special report.

Aside from my obvious bitterness at not having realised my dream of being a Blue Peter presenter myself, I was quite excited to see this on BBC iPlayer, including some present day footage of Lesley Judd who I haven’t seen on TV for twenty odd years.