Okay, don't get me wrong. I grew up watching Blue Peter, and I loved it and all, but am I the only one who thinks the title sounds a little....dirty? I know it's referring to a flag, but still...
You know, I think you might indeed be the only one. Thanks for that thought, though.
Apparently their is a Blue Peter porn site (one called that anyway) out there, so no you're not.
Maybe I'm just being dense but how is Blue Peter dirty? Okay I'll give you blue, as in blue movie, but Peter?
Yes, you are being dense. "Peter" is one of the many synonyms for "penis". ...Wait, does that make this show Dr. Manhattan?
(Different troper) Peter being a euphemism for penis is not that common in the part of the UK I'm from.
I've had more than one North American friend question that a TV show for children has a name that they would associate as something much dirtier. I explained that Peter being slang for Penis wasn't common in the UK (as far as I am aware). So anyone thinking it sounds dirty isn't the only one.
Just think of it as revenge for the film Free Willy. (Even though it's significantly older. Pre-emptive revenge.)
It was a readymade headline when the tabloid press discovered that Peter Duncan had once been in an "adult movie", though. (It was VERY tame - the worst he did was take his shirt off.)
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. The original presenter from 1958, Peter Trace, was forced out when it was revealed he was getting divorced and moving in with his mistress. 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. Somehow, Valerie Singleton survived a very long association with the show, despite all the rumours about her gender preferences. (Les Yay!) And Zoe Salmon's innappropriate on-air revelation about her Northern Irish politics nearly got her sacked (see main).