Newest Review: ... they attempted on the show. Another favourite section of the show for me was the Blue Peter garden where they would venture out and p... more
Entertaining and Educational
Member Name: kirstieksf
Date: 01/09/00, updated on 01/09/00 (99 review reads)
Advantages: Educational, ntertaining
Disadvantages: None really
I can't say I ever watched Blue Peter regularly, probably about once a week when I was younger, but I used to really enjoy it. It's educational especially where world affairs are concerned, and the annual Blue Peter appeal really helps children to see the impact that saving ring pulls, or tin foil has, and how much good such a small action can do in underdeveloped countries.
The studio activities are clearly demonstrated and are usually put together with items that most homes are likely to have around the house...not as much emphasis on washing up liquid bottles and sticky backed plastic these days though!
Most of the presenters are likeable, and they seem to get on well together, which makes the show even more watchable, and of course the presence of the Blue Peter pets makes some of the younger children want to watch even more!
Over the past few years, Blue Peter has undergone several changes, to the set, the presenters, and the theme music and titles, and yes, it does now sem to be aimed at younger teens as well as the 6-12 age group. but that's quite a good thing.
I believe that Blue Peter is probably the best childrens variety prgramme on TV - it's lasted 40 years, so it must be doing something right! One to watch - even if you're older, or don't have kids!