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Christopher Trace Christopher Trace ...  Himself - Presenter / ... 83 episodes, 1958-2018
Konnie Huq ...  Herself - Presenter / ... 56 episodes, 1999-2018
Leila Williams Leila Williams ...  Herself - Presenter / ... 53 episodes, 1958-2018
Valerie Singleton Valerie Singleton ...  Herself - Presenter / ... 43 episodes, 1963-2018
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British childrens magazine program which has run since the end of the 50s. Aimed at kids from the age of about 6-14. The show has different segments where the presenters would show the viewers how to make things, how to care for your pet, and other features. Written by Jeffrey Petro <JeffP@iserver.icon.palo-alto.med.va.gov>

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UK

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English

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16 October 1958 (UK) See more »

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Mono

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Black and White (1958-1970)| Color (1970-)

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1.33 : 1
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The title music is called "Barnacle Bill", composed by Herbert Ashworth-Hope. The original "classic" version, used from October 1958 to January 1979, was played by Sidney Torch and The New Century Orchestra. See more »

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[deliberate double-entendre in item about door knockers at York Minster]
Chris Wenner: Why not go along to the cathedral and see if you can't have a look at the two knockers side by side.
Simon Groom: Hmmm. What a beautiful pair of knockers.
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Referenced in Fast Forward: Episode #3.1 (1987) See more »

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Barnacle Bill
Composed by Herbert Ashworth-Hope
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Why no mention of Michael Sundin?
15 October 2008 | by RedcitykevSee all my reviews

In all of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the classic children's TV magazine show 'Blue Peter' there has been no mention of the most tragic of all the presenters, Michael Sundin. He was a presenter on the show for one (maybe two) sometime around the late '70s/early '80s, and was intended to be one of the shows great 'action figures', ala John Nookes, but, as I recall, it was discovered that, horror of horrors, he might be gay!, a fact born out by the fact that he died very young - 28ish - of an Aids related illness.

I am aware he was not the most popular of the presenters - personally I did not take to him much, which was more due to the way he spoke than his sexuality - but he did play a part in this most famous, and important, children's TV programme and thus he is due his rights to be mentioned alongside the other presenters. After all, Val can come clean about her affair with Peter Purvis, John once stood as a National Front candidate for Parliment, Janet Ellis was an unmarred mother, Richard Bacon was sacked for snorting cocaine but they all still get mentioned, so why not this tragic figure, or is the BBC trying to wipe the memory of Micheal off the roll call of honour for this show!


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