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Month-long TV Meme - Day #13 - Favourite childhood show.
When nicis_anatomy started to post this meme last month, I promised her that I would do it in June. So I am keeping my promise. From seeing Nici's posts last month, I know several of my answers will be the same as hers.

Day 01 - A show that should have never been cancelled.
Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching.
Day 03 - Your favourite new show (aired this TV season).
Day 04 - Your favourite show ever.
Day 05 - A show you hate.
Day 06 - Favourite episode of your favourite TV show.
Day 07 - Least favourite episode of your favourite TV show.
Day 08 - A show everyone should watch.
Day 09 - Best scene ever.
Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving.

Day 11 - A show that disappointed you.
Day 12 - An episode you’ve watched more than five times.
Day 13 - Favourite childhood show.
Day 14 - Favourite male character.
Day 15 - Favourite female character.
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure show.
Day 17 - Favourite mini series.
Day 18 - Favourite title sequence.
Day 19 - Best TV show cast.
Day 20 - Favourite kiss.
Day 21 - Favourite ship.
Day 22 - Favourite series finale.
Day 23 - Most annoying character.
Day 24 - Best quote.
Day 25 - A show you plan on watching (old or new).
Day 26 - OMG WTF? season finale.
Day 27 - Best pilot episode.
Day 28 - First TV show obsession.
Day 29 - Current TV show obsession.
Day 30 - Saddest character death.

Day 13 - Favourite childhood show.

In all honesty I don't really remember having one, not as such. I watched children's TV and enjoyed the shows, but as for a favourite not really.

However, I'm going to go with Blue Peter in the days of Peter Peter Purves, John Noakes, Valerie Singleton and Lesley Judd, plus of course their pets.

Ah, the 'here's one I made earlier' and sticky-back plastic, I'll never hear those words without thinking of Blue Peter. And I do remember covering school books in the latter, as well as wallpaper. I did used to watch it regularly, but never once had the desire to get a Blue Peter badge or anything that involved 'joining in' other than the odd thing like covering books or making things out of loo roll middles that I could do by myself at home.

It was gentle, it was fun, you could enjoy it even if you had no desire or ability to make things. In the days I used to watch it the presenters were great and had a good time and seemed to genuinely enjoy what they were doing and didn't mind things going wrong or anything. Well that's how it seemed when I was a child.

From what I've seen it's changed beyond all recognition since I used to watch it - but then that's natural progression, I guess.

Blue Peter on Wiki

BBC's Blue Peter site

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bluespirit_star From: bluespirit_star Date: 13th June 2010 11:19 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, this brings back many happy memories, & this was my era too - with John Noakes & Shep, & Petra, of course. Happy, less complicated times!
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 13th June 2010 12:27 (UTC) (Link)
Those were the days, weren't they?

And the lovely Petra and Shep . . .

As you say 'happy, less complicated times'.
plutos_revenge From: plutos_revenge Date: 13th June 2010 11:39 (UTC) (Link)
I keep looking at the list for this meme & struggling to think of what I'd fill in for some of the items. This one though I'd have a hell of a time picking just one; 80s kids tv rocked :-)

I loved BP but like you never felt the need for a badge. I remember school organising several BP Bring n Buy sales though I've no idea what the money raised was actually for. I seem to recall it being a somewhat mortifying process too because my J1/2 teacher would go through the stuff you'd brought in for the sale in front of the rest of the class and there was no hiding from any embarrassing toys you might have once played with!

Sticky-back plastic & 'here's one I made earlier' must define so many generations of childhood in this country *g*. I remember my friend C's family spending hours making the Thunderbird Island for her little brother sometime in the 90s
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 13th June 2010 12:26 (UTC) (Link)
I'm being good and making myself go for just one in each category - but some are really hard.

*Wave to another non-badge wanter* Oh, what a cruel teacher. That kind of thing would put kids off from taking things in.

*Grins* You're right, they really do.
plutos_revenge From: plutos_revenge Date: 13th June 2010 15:46 (UTC) (Link)
There are some I'm just utterly blank on. I'm trying to fill it in in my head as you go along *g*

I actually had quite the badge collection going as a child but didn't even want a BP badge just to add to the collection. Especially as an only child - there was no way you could blame the stuff on a sibling! Though I may have tried to pass a few bits off as having belonged to my cousin...
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 13th June 2010 16:17 (UTC) (Link)
When I first saw it, I was blank on a couple - the new show for one, hence my take on it.

Actually, there are several coming up I'm going to struggle with!

How interesting. You had to really do something to get the BP badge. It is very difficult to blame things on a sibling when you haven't got one - I remember that well *g*

Edited at 2010-06-13 16:18 (UTC)
plutos_revenge From: plutos_revenge Date: 13th June 2010 16:25 (UTC) (Link)
*looks at list again* Yeah, there are several coming up I have no idea on. I'm struggling to think of a single series finale that I've though was great - possibly that's because I've often stopped watching by the time a series ends its run though :-/ Looking forward to what you come up for the rest!

It's a pain at times isn't it? *g* There were times I really could have done with someone else around to blame stuff on!
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 13th June 2010 16:43 (UTC) (Link)
Hee - I'm looking forward to seeing what I come up for some *g* I hope you enjoy the rest.

Indeed it is. *Grins* Oh, yes!
caffyolay From: caffyolay Date: 13th June 2010 15:38 (UTC) (Link)
Blue Peter was a 'must watch' when I was a child. I'm not sure why but *everyone* watched, even though they might not be crafty or whatever. I'm fairly sure I continued watching until well into my teens too. It's not quite the same now, I think, but then neither are kids so that's only right and proper. What interested us back then is not what interests children now. Enjoying your daily posts.
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 13th June 2010 15:54 (UTC) (Link)
I thought you'd be a BP watcher too *g* Indeed, it was one of 'those' shows and I did too.

I'm glad you're enjoying these posts.
nialla42 From: nialla42 Date: 13th June 2010 16:39 (UTC) (Link)
I'm in the wrong country to have watched it, though I've heard of it due to contests tied in to Doctor Who, but I have to say the brunnette lady in the middle? I totally want her shoes for a costume I'm making.

/random comment
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 13th June 2010 16:44 (UTC) (Link)
Ah, you missed something. It really was a great show.

That lady is Valerie Singleton. Happy costume making.

I like random.
ami_ven From: ami_ven Date: 13th June 2010 20:33 (UTC) (Link)
I loved Blue Peter, even though I only watched it the two years we lived in England, '90-'92. But we still say 'here's one I made earlier' and we actually taped the episode where they tell you how to make Tracy Island from Thunderbirds. I don't remember who the presenters were, though...
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 14th June 2010 12:44 (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it too, that was later than I was watching it, so it's good to know it still 'works'.

That phrase really does stay with people and can be used on many occasions.
aingeal8c From: aingeal8c Date: 15th June 2010 16:31 (UTC) (Link)
Whee Blue Peter.

I was a huge fan in my youth. But yes it is so different now. Less...spontaneous. If that makes sense.

My favourite bit of Blue Peter were the dogs though. You know you are getting old when the Blue Peter dogs you grew up have passed on.
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 16th June 2010 12:23 (UTC) (Link)
Yay for another Blue Peter lover.

It does make sense, ah, change . . . Not always good.

Oh, yes, they were so lovely. Indeed you do :-(
aingeal8c From: aingeal8c Date: 16th June 2010 15:14 (UTC) (Link)
There are many :D

Indeed. CLF was never into it.

They were. Yes :-(
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 17th June 2010 11:29 (UTC) (Link)
That they are.

That's a shame.

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