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Blue Peter Presentation. Video. By Stephen Collingwood & Pete Long. History. - Blue Peter was first aired on 16 October 1958. - The name ‘Blue Peter’ came from the flag used by sailors indicating that their ship was about to sail.

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Blue Peter

Presentation

Video

By Stephen Collingwood

& Pete Long


History

- Blue Peter was first aired on 16 October 1958.

- The name ‘Blue Peter’ came from the flag used by sailors indicating that their ship was about to sail.

- The first colour edition went out on the 14th September 1970 and the last black and white one was on the 24th June 1974.


Guests & Hosts

  • The usual format over the years was to have a mix of genders hosting the show.

  • The first two presenters were Christopher Trace, an actor, and Leila Williams, winner of Miss Great Britain in 1957.

  • The most recent presenters are Barney, Helen and Andy.

  • Christopher Trace

  • Leila Williams

  • Anita West

  • Valerie Singleton

  • John Noakes

  • Peter Purves

  • Lesley Judd

  • Simon Groom

  • Christopher Wenner

  • Tina Heath

  • Sarah Greene

Peter Duncan

PD 2nd Stint

Janet Ellis

Michael Sundin

Mark Curry

Caron Keating

Yvette Fielding

John Leslie

Diane-Louise Jordan

Anthea Turner

Tim Vincent

Stuart Miles

Katy Hill

Romana D'Annunzio

Richard Bacon

KonnieHuq

Simon Thomas

Matt Baker

Liz Barker

Zoe Salmon

Gethin Jones

Andy Akinwolere


Content and ratings

  • -Blue Peter was popular from the outset and over time more features were added like competitions, cartoons, documentaries and stories.

  • -Programmes at the time were mainly studio based

  • -The programme is broadcast live and is famous for its live music and dance performances and its ‘makes’ which demonstrates how to construct useful objects.

  • -Time is also often given over to read letters and to show pictures sent in by viewers.

  • Since 2008 the amount of viewers has declined by over two thirds, dropping from 335,000 to lower than 100,000 viewers.

  • Ratings for all of the BBC's children's programmes have suffered since they were moved forward in the schedule to make way for The Weakest Link on BBC One.

  • - The decline in viewers for Blue Peter is also being linked to children choosing to watch cartoons on digital channels instead.


Analysis Feedback

  • - One of the things that has kept this show running so long is it's variey and wide range of topics they explore.

  • They venture out to other countries too to see how they live and their cultures.

  • I was flicking through the channels last week and Blue Peter was on so I thought I'd have a look. Waste of my time! The show is not what it used to be.

  • “It was a good show but I grew out of it. It’s for kids really isn’t it?” – Jed

  • “It’s not that bad but the fact they talk about a specific topic makes it hard to remain interested in each, individual show.” - Sanj


Bibliography

http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/tv-programs/blue-peter/1011969/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Peter

http://www.pubquizhelp.com/ent/blue_peter_presenters_pets.html

http://www.tv.com/blue-peter/show/4131/summary.html


Evaluation of research

  • The use of books was not efficient as the library did not have a wide range of books. It was also hard to find books that were appropriate for the topic.

  • The internet was a good source of information and also packed full of online reviews about Blue Peter. The information from websites like Wiki was abundant but unreliable.

  • We gathered a quick set of Vox Pops which gave us some primary research. The age range which we asked was useful as it gave us a comparison to the reviews that had been written by an older generation.


THANK YOU

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