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Blake Connolly1,492 posts since 21 Apr 2001
London London
There'll be a lot of outrage from people who don't realise that all the programmes that are the talk of the playground the next day like Sarah Jane Adventures and Horrible Histories already debut on the CBBC channel and get good audiences there, while the slot on BBC One is now mainly repeats for those without digital - even in the case of Blue Peter.

It's a natural step and a better use of resources. Does feel a bit weird for those of us who grew up with the Broom Cupboard though.

Oh, and it goes without saying that some people are already misreporting this as "Blue Peter Axed!"
Inspector Sands10,539 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Did anybody really watch Blue Peter when they were young?

Yes of course, used to watch it every episode.... when I was the appropriate age of course! (although I have been known to watch it since when certain presenters have been on Wink )

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I always saw it as the programme your parents cared about more than you. Although I have to say it was enjoyable to watch during the 1999-2004 era.

I suppose it depends what era of the programme you grew up with, it has been better and more relevant for some generations than others. I was a Sarah/Peter/Simon/Janet child and that was a pretty solid time for the programme
itsrobert5,897 posts since 23 Mar 2001
Granada North West Today
Did anybody really watch Blue Peter when they were young?

I always saw it as the programme your parents cared about more than you. Although I have to say it was enjoyable to watch during the 1999-2004 era.


I have to say that on balance, no I didn't. Not as a routine anyway. I dipped in and out somewhere around the 1993-1998 period I think. The same goes for Newsround. To be honest, the programmes I have stronger memories about during my childhood are things like Blockbusters, Going for Gold, Neighbours, Thomas the Tank, Fireman Sam, Postman Pat, Rosie & Jim, Brum, Playschool/Playdays etc. And once we got Sky in 1995 I watched more of Cartoon Network than anything else I think. So, Blue Peter was never really must watch TV for me. It is sad that it's the end of an era, having been on BBC1 for so many years.
buster1,483 posts since 15 Mar 2006
London London
While it can't be questioned that the kids can find the new channels, it'll be interesting to see whether they manage to maintain the profile they have now. Although primarily repeats the BBC1 slot has been a good "shop window" for a while now - you're more likely to see if when flicking through channels, same with the overnight News Channel simulcast - and this stops once it's tucked away in the kids' section of the EPG. I think the Trust have acknowledged this in their conclusions by asking it to be marketed well...