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This must be a mistake - someone must have mentioned Blue Peter before. I'm not sure I'm worthy of doing justice to such a British National Institution.

As a pure description it was and is a kids magazine type show that features 3 young presenters, in-house pets, cookery, making things out of washing up bottles and sticky backed plastic, youth bands/atheletes/dancers, viewer collections of odd objects for good causes - complete with running total - 'will we get 2 million buttons this week folks?' plus competitons where the prize was irrelevant - you got a Blue Peter badge (as worn by Rik in The Young Ones) if you were placed.

Past Presenters:

Katy Hill (1995 - 2000)
Stuart Miles (1994 - 1999)
Richard Bacon (1997 - 1998)
Romana D'Annunzio (1996 - 1998)
Tim Vincent (1993 - 1997)
Anthea Turner (1992 - 1994)
Diane-Louise Jordan (1990 - 1996)
John Leslie (1989 - 1994)
Yvette Fielding (1987 - 1992)
Caron Keating (1986 - 1990)
Mark Curry (1986 - 1989)
Michael Sundin (1984 - 1985)
Janet Ellis (1983 - 1987)
Peter Duncan (1980 - 1984) and (1985-1986)
Sarah Greene (1980 - 1983)
Tina Heath (1979 - 1980)
Christopher Wenner (1978 - 1980)
Simon Groom (1978 - 1986)
Lesley Judd (1972 - 1979)
Peter Purves (1967 - 1978)
John Noakes (1965 - 1978)
Valerie Singleton (1962 - 1972)
Anita West (1962 - 1962)
Leila Williams (1958 - 1962)
Christopher Trace (1958 - 1967)

Ah, dear friends, how heavily the disillusionment that comes with knowledge weighs upon the soul.

A "blue peter" is not a sign of prolonged sexual frustration, nor is hoisting same a suggestion for a cure.

The Blue Peter is, in fact, a maritime flag used to signal to all ashore that the ship is preparing to leave port, and anyone who has business with those aboard should wrap things up quickly. The flag is blue with a white square in the center (originally six white balls) and should be flown at the head of the foremast--flown elsewhere, it simply stands for the letter "P". The odd name seems to come from the heraldic designation "blue pierced with white", or it may be derived from the French word for departure, partir.


Corroboration: www.fotw.ca/flags/host.html

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