FINAL resting place of the one-time broadcasting institution, by then very much on its last legs thanks to the machinations of Derek Griffiths and Barnaby. Glory days of youngsters giving a flying fuck about the exploits of My Naughty Little Sister and The Yompity Yo were long gone, and later years saw attempts to update wildly anachronistic approach by bringing in folk-rockers like Nola York and finally desperately involving Noel Edmonds in some capactity, but to no avail. Cancelled in 1982, to much still-enduring wailing and gnashing of teeth.
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We’re delighted to report that the advent crown is back on Blue Peter, Radzi introducing it two weeks ago by pointing out it first appeared on the show fifty years ago and this year’s incarnation keeps the original design, although they’re now using battery- operated candles. It seems that after a wobbly few years Blue Peter is happy to embrace its traditions again and so the Christmas show, which this is, now has more or less all the familiar aspects presents and correct including the Christmas crib and the Salvation Army Band (Salford branch, mind, rather than Chalk Farm), and usually on a large scale whether that’s outside or in MediaCity reception. The only problem is the date but that’s Christmas on a Thursday for you. Wonder if it’ll be on Christmas Eve next year?
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