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

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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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