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Blue Peter
The Dukes of Hazzard
Swap Shop
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People
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Children's Television

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Blue Peter

Blue Peter's first presenters Click to show or hide the answer
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Theme tune Click to show or hide the answer
Ship logo: designed and drawn by Click to show or hide the answer
Blue Peter's first and longest–serving dog (1962–77) Click to show or hide the answer
Blue Peter's first guide dog puppy (1964) Click to show or hide the answer
Baby elephant that caused havoc in 1969 Click to show or hide the answer
Blue Peter dog that retired in 1999 after 13 years Click to show or hide the answer
Dog that retired in 2010 after 14 years on the show (died in 2011) Click to show or hide the answer
Presenter who appeared as Stephen, assistant to the first Dr. Who, and also appeared in EastEnders Click to show or hide the answer
Presenter sacked 1998 for having taken drugs Click to show or hide the answer
Presenter whose pregnancy was chronicled in the programme, 1979–80 Click to show or hide the answer
Longest–serving presenter (1965–78) Click to show or hide the answer
Longest–serving female presenter (1997–2008) Click to show or hide the answer
Name chosen by producers for the cat that viewers voted to call Cookie, 2007 Click to show or hide the answer

The Dukes of Hazzard

Name of Bo & Luke Duke's car (an orange 1969 Dodge Charger, with a Confederate flag painted on the roof) Click to show or hide the answer
Daisy Duke Click to show or hide the answer
Uncle Jesse Click to show or hide the answer
Corrupt police commissioner of Hazzard County Click to show or hide the answer
J. D. "Boss" Hogg's first names Click to show or hide the answer
Bumbling sheriff of Hazzard County, and Boss Hogg's right–hand man Click to show or hide the answer
Rosco's honest but naive young Deputy – had a crush on Daisy; catchphrase "Possum on a gum bush" Click to show or hide the answer
The Duke family's best friend (often referred to as an "honorary Duke") – owner of the local garage Click to show or hide the answer

Swap Shop

Full title Click to show or hide the answer
Original presenters Click to show or hide the answer
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Joined as a presenter from Series 3 (1978) Click to show or hide the answer
Composer of the theme tune (record producer associated with Seal, Yes, Buggles, Art of Noise) Click to show or hide the answer
Dinosaur mascot (Swap Shop spelt backwards) Click to show or hide the answer
Pop group formed by the presenters – had a Top 20 hit with I Wanna be a Winner Click to show or hide the answer

Worzel Gummidge

Title character Click to show or hide the answer
Aunt Sally Click to show or hide the answer
Saucy Nancy (a ship's figurehead – occasional guest appearances) Click to show or hide the answer
The Crowman (actor better known in the title role of Catweazle) Click to show or hide the answer

People

Catweazle: title role Click to show or hide the answer
Creator of Potty Time Click to show or hide the answer
Operator of Sooty from 1999, bought the rights to Sooty and his entourage in 1998 Click to show or hide the answer
Billy Bunter was played (in the 1952–61 series) by Click to show or hide the answer
Played 'Tucker' Jenkins in Grange Hill Click to show or hide the answer
Took over from Philip Schofield as presenter of Children's BBC in 1986; replaced by Andi Peters in 1990 Click to show or hide the answer
Jackanory's most–featured author Click to show or hide the answer
Circus Boy: Corky was played by Click to show or hide the answer
Played Tarzan in the 1960s TV series Click to show or hide the answer
Co–founder with Oliver Postgate of Smallfilms (producers of Noggin the Nog, The Clangers, Pogle's Wood, Ivor the Engine, Bagpuss: also (with Ivan Owen) created Basil Brush Click to show or hide the answer
Played Spring in The Double Deckers; became singer of Aswad Click to show or hide the answer
Muffin the Mule: presenter Click to show or hide the answer
Main presenter of Animal Magic (1962–83); died in 1999 aged 82 Click to show or hide the answer
Played Davy Crockett (1955–6) and Daniel Boone (1964–70) Click to show or hide the answer
Presenter of Children's BBC, 1989–93; the presenter most closely associated with Edd the Duck and his enemy, Wilson the butler Click to show or hide the answer
Co–founder of Smallfilms, and narrator of all their productions (Noggin the Nog, The Clangers, Pogle's Wood, Ivor the Engine, Bagpuss; grandson of Labour leader George Lansbury, cousin of actress Angela Lansbury Click to show or hide the answer
The first in–vision continuity presenter for Children's BBC (weekdays, 1985–6) Click to show or hide the answer
Made her TV debut presenting the Saturday morning Tiswas rival No. 73 as Ethel, an eccentric old lady who got younger as the programme went on (program produced by Southern TV, 1982–8 – nationwide from 1983 – later retitled 7T3 – she left in 1985, after Series 6) Click to show or hide the answer
Played the rebellious teenager Suzanne Ross in Grange Hill Click to show or hide the answer

Programmes

Most–repeated children's TV series Click to show or hide the answer
Professor Yaffle, Madeleine the rag doll, Gabriel the load, Emily Click to show or hide the answer
Filmed in Tobermory, Isle of Mull – 2002–5 Click to show or hide the answer
Bingo the gorilla, Drooper the lion, Fleegle the beagle, Snooky the elephant Click to show or hide the answer
David Nixon, Derek Fowlds, Rodney Bewes: all appeared with Click to show or hide the answer
ITV, 1970–1: Geoffrey Bayldon stars as the title character, an eccentric 11th century wizard who accidentally travels through time to the year 1969 and befriends a young boy, who tries to prevent him being discovered as he searches for a way to return to his own time whilst hiding out in a disused water tower, with his familiar, a toad called Touchwood, and tries to come to terms with modern technology such as "elec–trikery" and the "telling bone" Click to show or hide the answer
"It's Friday, it's five to five, it's ... " Click to show or hide the answer
ITV, 1983–7: produced by Jim Henson, starring Muppet–like characters, with country–specific "wraparounds"; the British wraparounds starred Fulton Mackay as The Captain, and were set in a lighthouse Click to show or hide the answer
Disney Channel, 2006–11: starred Miley Cyrus in the title role, as a teenager who lives a double life as an ordinary schoolgirl by day and a famous recording artiste by night (the role that made her famous) Click to show or hide the answer
Groove, Iver, Tula, Roma, Hubba Hubba Click to show or hide the answer
Canadian series, 1963–5 and 1979–85 (based on a 1958 US film of the same title): about a stray German shepherd dog that wanders from town to town, helping people in need; theme song of the revival version was Maybe Tomorrow by Terry Bush Click to show or hide the answer
Susan Stranks, Jenny Hanley, Mick Robertson: all presented Click to show or hide the answer
Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera: all started on Click to show or hide the answer
Billy, Zak, Jason, Kimberley, Trina, Tommy: colour–coded fighting heroes who must defend the Earth from the evil alien soceress Rita Repulsa (first broadcast 1993–5) Click to show or hide the answer
Topov the Monkey, Octavia the Ostrich, Mooney the Badger, Hartley Hare Click to show or hide the answer
Successor to Play School (1988–97): Zoe Ball, Trish Cooke; the Why Bird, Peggy Patch, Poppy (name changed in 1989 due to clash with a national charity) Click to show or hide the answer
Cheryl Baker (1987–97), Kriss Akabusi (1993–97) and Linford Christie (1998–2000) have all appeared as presenters on Click to show or hide the answer
Fred Mumford, Timothy Claypole, Hubert Davenport, Miss Popov, Hazel McWitch, Dobbin the pantomime horse Click to show or hide the answer
The USA's longest running children's TV programme (first shown 1969) Click to show or hide the answer
ITV, 1985–7: title character played by Gudrun Ure, with Iain Cuthbertson as her nemesis, The Scunner Campbell Click to show or hide the answer
Original run 1972–81: created by Earl Hamner Jr., based on his novel Spencer's Mountain (filmed in 1963 starring Henry Fonda); piloted in a TV movie called The Homecoming: a Christmas Story (1971) Click to show or hide the answer

Miscellaneous

Take Hart Name of the caretaker – the only real person to appear, apart from Tony Hart himself Click to show or hide the answer
Plasticine character (created by Aardman Animations) Click to show or hide the answer
Game on Crackerjack (cabbages for wrong answers) Click to show or hide the answer
Family in Little House on the Prairie Click to show or hide the answer
David Cassidy's character in The Partridge family Click to show or hide the answer
The Waltons: business that the family ran Click to show or hide the answer
Characters played by Ant and Dec in Byker Grove – they used the same names in their brief combined career as pop singers Click to show or hide the answer
First appeared on TV–am on 1 April 1983 (Good Friday) – 2 months after its launch; generally regarded as its saviour – "the only rat to join a sinking ship". Lives in "the Ratcave" – a "bachelor sewer" underneath King's Cross station Click to show or hide the answer
Children's sci–fi series, 1970–1, starred Cheryl Burfield and Spencer Banks as Liz Skinner and Simon Randall Click to show or hide the answer
TISWAS (wikipedia version!) Click to show or hide the answer
Grange Hill: Peter Jenkins's nickname Click to show or hide the answer

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