Get down, Shep!
The longest-running children’s television show in the world marks 60 years on the BBC with a one-hour live special birthday extravaganza from its studios at Media City in Salford. Six decades after it rst aired,
Blue Peter welcomes back past presenters to celebrate with crafts (sticky back plastic, ahoy!), games and a look back at classic Blue Peter moments. There are presenter challenges of epic proportions as Lindsey attempts to y a hot air balloon in the Arctic Circle and Radzi boards an aircraft carrier to create a massive birthday message, which will see the famous Blue Peter ship riding the ocean waves in all its glory. Life-long Blue Peter fan Ed Sheeran is in for a special surprise when he is presented with a Gold Blue Peter badge, and there’s music from Jonas Blue, HRVY, The Vamps and Sophie Ellis-Bextor (daughter of former presenter, Janet Ellis) with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Finally, viewers will get to see what they chose to go inside the Diamond Time Capsule before it is sealed in the UK’s National Archives.
WATCH IT Blue Peter, Tuesday CBBC