Half a century ago Blue Peter set sail. In the early days no one at the BBC realized what a success it would be, but over the decades it has provided some of television's most iconic moments. 50 years later, it is still at the core of children's programming at the BBC. Beautifully illustrated with many rare and previously unpublished photographs, this is the official celebration of a national treasure. Read the fascinating inside stories of this amazing programme, from its evolution to the people and animals who captured the imagination and entertained and educated millions of the nation's youth across generations. Revive memories of presenters, pets, makes, appeals, special assignments, famous guests, badges and more, and let this wonderful book delight and entertain you just as the programme did when you were young.