History Trivia / BluePeter

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** Subverted with Richard Bacon, who was dismissed for doing cocaine. He has since done a lot of other, grown-up television since getting kicked off the show, even on the BBC itself.
** Subverted with Peter Duncan, whose appearance in a soft porn movie was revealed soon after he joined the series, but Creator/TheBBC stood by him and he remained on the show for several years.
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Biddy Baxter, who saw the BBC's role (and by extension ''Blue Peter'') as an organization appointed to inform and to educate, at the expense of entertainment (see ExecutiveVeto) Baxter's essentially benign, but still authoritarian, management of BP is said to be the biggest single reason why BP has lasted so long - it is viewed as an old-time quality product. It has been frequently commented on as to how "standards appear to have slipped" since Baxter gave up the reins.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Biddy Baxter, who saw the BBC's role (and by extension ''Blue Peter'') as an organization appointed to inform and to educate, at the expense of entertainment (see ExecutiveVeto) Baxter's essentially benign, but still authoritarian, management of BP is said to be the biggest single reason why BP has lasted so long - it is viewed as an old-time quality product. It has been frequently commented on as to how "standards appear to have slipped" since Baxter gave up the reins.reins.
* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: Lulu the elephant incident is particularly [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wzJbR-PuCM infamous]].
* UnderminedByReality: Richard Bacon's drug-related sacking.
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* ExecutiveVeto: Prior to producer Biddy Baxter, the show had featured up-and-coming musical groups in music slots. However, Baxter was against having musical acts on an educational programme and cancelled scheduled appearances by two quite popular new bands of the time - the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. No musical group ever again appeared on BP until the very late 1990's and Baxter's retirement, when Steps became the house-band for ''Blue Peter''.

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* ExecutiveVeto: Prior to producer Biddy Baxter, the show had featured up-and-coming musical groups in music slots. However, Baxter was against having musical acts on an educational programme and cancelled scheduled appearances by two quite popular new bands of the time - the Beatles Music/TheBeatles and the Rolling Stones.Music/TheRollingStones. No musical group ever again appeared on BP until the very late 1990's and Baxter's retirement, when Steps became the house-band for ''Blue Peter''.
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* ContractualPurity - Very much the case here, at least while you're actually on the show. Presenters are required to present a "clean and wholesome" image at all times. This means no smoking, no drugs and certainly no being a PageThreeStunna.
** The very first presenter, Peter Trace, was sacked - for adultery - in 1959.
** A previous presenter's tenure was cut very short when tabloids revealed he'd not only been in porn, it was ''gay'' porn. This was compounded by his having, briefly, been a rent boy. BP takes it ''very'' seriously that its presenters should be morally upstanding and squeaky-clean.
** Richard Bacon's drug-related fall is well documented.
** Lesley Judd left the series shortly before it was revealed her lover had left his wife for her.
** Even in the morally less hung-up eighties, a female presenter was forced out when it was revealed she was having a baby but not married.
** Zoe Salmon's innappropriate on-air diversion into her Northern Irish political affiliations nearly got her sacked (see main).
* ExecutiveVeto: Prior to producer Biddy Baxter, the show had featured up-and-coming musical groups in music slots. However, Baxter was against having musical acts on an educational programme and cancelled scheduled appearances by two quite popular new bands of the time - the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. No musical group ever again appeared on BP until the very late 1990's and Baxter's retirement, when Steps became the house-band for ''Blue Peter''.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Biddy Baxter, who saw the BBC's role (and by extension ''Blue Peter'') as an organization appointed to inform and to educate, at the expense of entertainment (see ExecutiveVeto) Baxter's essentially benign, but still authoritarian, management of BP is said to be the biggest single reason why BP has lasted so long - it is viewed as an old-time quality product. It has been frequently commented on as to how "standards appear to have slipped" since Baxter gave up the reins.
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