Andy Crane really sells Degrassi Junior High (“Education, Canadian style!”) before Mark, Yvette and the great Caron have a rummage through some old rock’n'roll memorabilia back in 1988. Rest assured, Mark is in full-on “berk” mode.
Blue Peter Gold
Hooray! It’s The Qu3st! Featuring Simon T as a hapless amateur scientist and Liz as an alien in a bad wig on the trail of an evil Matt (“No one escapes the Gul!”). We’re sure this all made sense at the time.
Look, forgive us this one, but it is once only every 50 years. Besides, there’s plenty of badinage to enjoy here as Simon proffers his thoughts and Pete takes a snap for his “personal album”.
Mike Oldfield lays down the classic ‘Peter theme in 1978, bodhran and all, aided and abetted by an enthusiastic Simon Groom adding an air of Partridge to proceedings. “The quality through those speakers is amazing!”
Capt Mainwaring and Sgt Wilson drop in to inspect a mural of the Dad’s Army cast painted by the pupils of class 4D at Mowlands County Primary School near Reading. Well, they were simpler times. “Why is Godfrey skulking under the table?”
Here’s a typically boring intro from 1978, Peter Purves really failing to sell the Iron Bridge Gorge Museum, before things pick up with a flying visit from those “Swedish singers” at the top of the “hit parade”.
Peter Duncan muddles through a Doctor Who birthday parade in 1983. “What you may not know is they is six are Doctor Who’s top six opponents” indeed. And a comely Janet gets cut off as she delivers some bad news. We’re sure you can guess.
Sarah gently probes a six-year-old Drew Barrymore on the eve of the premiere of ET, helpfully dropping in a reference for those viewers who hadn’t seen Poltergeist. Just a hunch, but we suspect she no longer has that Blue Peter book.
The first in a batch of Blue Peter clips to mark the programme’s 50th anniversary, with Groom and company steadfastly refusing to call it BMX. “Eat your heart out, Eddie Kidd, if you’re watching!”