Dear Blue Peter... by Biddy Baxter

Dear Blue Peter...

Written by Biddy Baxter

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As the programme celebrates its 50th anniversary, Biddy Baxter - the show's legendary editor and the woman who used the Blue Peter badge to encourage children to write in - reveals an extraordinary correspondence that, by the late 1980s, saw the presenters and production staff receiving an average of 7,000 letters a week. Original, moving, often very funny, sometimes abusive, the letters in which children (and `big kids') offered their ideas, pictures and stories provide a unique snapshot of life in the 20th century - of people from all over Britain and beyond, and from every conceivable background. This is a book for anyone who ever ran home to switch on the telly, who collected milk bottle tops, stamps and old cans for the Appeals and who coveted a Blue Peter badge of their own. It’s also a book that today’s children will enjoy dipping into just to see what their parents were up to when they were young.


Dear Blue Peter... by Biddy Baxter

About the Author

Biddy Baxter

BBC TV presenter and editor Biddy Baxter was born in Leicester and attended the Wyggeston Girls Grammar School. She mainly worked on the long-running children’s television the show "Blue Peter."

Biddy Baxter was one of the early presenters and later became the programme’s editor. She was a part of the show from 1962 to 1988.

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Short Books Ltd

Publication date

4th September 2008




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