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Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

Blue Peter is a popular BBC children's television program, which started on the 16th October 1958.

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History

Faction Paradox attacked the Blue Peter garden in 1996. This caused a far more intense psychological reaction than any direct assault on the people's psyche. (EDA: Interference - Book Two)

When in 2006, an alien ship crashed into the Thames, Blue Peter presenter Matt Baker did a feature on how to make an alien ship cake. (DW: Aliens of London)

In 2008, Maria Jackson watched an episode in which the presenters, Gethin Jones and Konnie Huq, promoted the Bane's Bubble Shock! soft drink. (SJA: Invasion of the Bane)

Other information

Ace, who left Earth in 1987, appeared to wear a Blue Peter badge on her jacket.

Behind the Scenes

Overview

In real life, Blue Peter has had a longtime association with Doctor Who, being used on many occasions to promote the series and upcoming episodes, monsters, and special events, including the debuts of Peter Davison and Sylvester McCoy as they talked about taking up the role of the Doctor. Historically, the series has proven valuable for not only featuring contemporary interviews with actors and behind-the-scenes personnel from the series, but for also providing glimpses into production history.

For many years, the series also had another connection to the franchise in the form of co-host Peter Purves, who appeared on Blue Peter for many years after his tenure playing Steven Taylor during Seasons 2 and 3.

Clips from Missing episodes

A 1973 installment of Blue Peter marking the 10th anniversary of Doctor Who included numerous excerpts from the William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton eras; due to the BBC's then-ongoing mandate of junking old episodes, these clips are in many cases the last surviving remnants of these episodes. This includes such significant moments from the series as the death of Katarina in The Dalek's Master Plan (which was aired on Blue Peter primarily because it featured then-co-host Peter Purves during his tenure as companion), and the regeneration of the First Doctor into the Second from The Tenth Planet.

Design a monster competitions

Blue Peter has run a number of contests over the years involving Doctor Who. The design for the Abzorbaloff from 2006's Love & Monsters originated from a Blue Peter "design your own monster" competition. Contrary to rumour, the Krotons did not originate from a 1967 competition; a design-a-monster competition was held, but the winning design did not appear on the show.

Other information and trivia

When two Dalek props were stolen, Blue Peter ran an appeal to bring them back. They were returned within 24 hours of the appeal.

Guest appearances

Doctor Who

Non-human characters

The Sarah Jane Adventures

Episode clips

Doctor Who

On DVD

Numerous Blue Peter segments relating to specific episodes and/or events have been included on various DVD releases from BBC Video.

Doctor Who

The Sarah Jane Adventures

See also

External links

  • BBC Cult TV page on the Doctor Who-Blue Peter connection
  • Screencaps of Doctor Who stars on Blue Peter

This article uses material from the "Blue Peter" article on the Dr Who wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.







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