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Last Blue Peter tonight


Covergirl
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Although I imagine it will probablysuffer a series of revivals due to public demand.

Did you grow up with Blue Peter and who were "your" presenters?

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Forum Editor

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The episode with the baby elephant

Has to be one of the all-time great live television moments.

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Chegs ®™

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I too started with Black & White Blue Peter,with the same presenters as Legolas.

Although everyone remembers the SBP/WU bottles,nobody's mentioned the coat-hangers for easter/xmas decorations.I got my bottom smacked for destroying 2 wire coat-hangers to make one(though think it was more likely for dropping the clothes that were hung on them,onto the wardrobe floor)

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That baby elephant was so funny. Watching the presenters trying to keep straight faces as the animal dragged it's keeper from one end of the studio to the other! As he bravely held on, skidding across the floor, he explained that the baby was "Being playful"

It then of course proceeded to deposit a gallon or two on the floor! Happy memories indeed :))

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Legolas

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As said above the baby elephant episode is without doubt one of televisions iconic moments and one of the most unintentionally funniest moments on TV. Another moment I remember was when John Noakes (in my opinion the best Blue Peter presenter)visits a tribe in the African bush and as a 'coming of age ritual' the young men of the village would jump of a platform built in a tree with a vine ties round their legs, the vine was measured so that it would break their fall a few feet from the ground. It looked terrifying but true to John Noakes fearless approach to things he did it. I remember being very impressed and it set John Noakes apart for me. Does anyone else remember this or is my memory playing tricks on me?

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interzone55

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Quiz time

Anyone know which former footballer was part of the gang who destroyed the Blue Peter garden in 1983?

And if FE is a little worried about this - he admitted it on TV...

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Covergirl

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Noakesy did loads of dangerous things; I wonder how many would be allowed under the current H&S regime. I don't actually remember the African programme but something rings a distant bell.

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Legolas

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I also remember him climbing Nelsons Column to clean it on a ladder that leaned out the way when you got the the top, it looked very unsafe. Under the present H&E regime I doubt he would have been allowed to do very much. As a child I always remember him as a cheery, have a go type of guy, he felt more like a friend than a TV presenter. Oh no here comes that nostalgia again.

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Legolas

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Some interesting stuff about John Noakes here nothing is ever as it appears seemingly, especially on telly

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Joseph Kerr

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Les Ferdinand

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interzone55

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Joseph Kerr

Full marks.

Now who did he suggest was also there, but couldn't confirm 100%

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