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.