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( Blue Peter is the longest-running children's TV show in the world, having been broadcast since October 1958.

Blue Peter is a British children's television entertainment program created by John Hunter Blair. It was broadcast primarily from BBC Television Centre in London until September 2011, when the program moved to dock10 studios at MediaCityUK in Salford, Greater Manchester. It is currently shown live on the CBBC television channel on Fridays at 5 pm. The show is also repeated on Saturdays at 11:30 am, and Sundays at 9:00 am, and a BSL version is shown on Tuesdays at 2:00 pm.

Blue Peter's content is wide-ranging. Most programs are broadcast live but usually include at least one filmed report. There will also often be a demonstration of activity in the studio, or a music or dance performance. The program also marks annual events, including Chinese New Year, St David's Day, Shrove Tuesday, Mothering Sunday, Guy Fawkes Night, and Christmas. The latter, in particular, is a special occasion with a traditional format repeated year after year.

The show uses a nautical title and theme. Its content, which follows a magazine/entertainment format, features viewer and presenter challenges, competitions, celebrity interviews, popular culture, and sections on making arts and crafts items from household items. The show has had a garden in both London and Salford, known as the Blue Peter Garden, which is used during the summer and for outdoor activities. The program has featured a number of pets including dogs, tortoises, cats, and parrots. The longevity of Blue Peter has established it as a significant part of British culture and British heritage.

In a list of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes drawn up by the British Film Institute in 2000, voted for by industry professionals, Blue Peter was placed 6th. In 1992, Blue Peter won the BAFTA for Best Children's Programme (Factual): Lewis Bronze. In 2008, Blue Peter was nominated for the BAFTA Children's Kids Vote Award.

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