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Happy 60th Blue Peter

From Lulu the elephant to John Noakes scaling Nelson’s column and a paper mache Tracy Island

Creations crafted from sticky-back plastic to baby elephants running riot in the studio, Blue Peter has delighted kids for six decades.

So with the flagship BBC show celebrating its 60th birthday today, take a look at some of the highlights – and the times BBC bosses would sooner forget.

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Blue Peter debuted on Oct 16, as a monthly show. Hosts Christopher Trace and ex-Miss Great Britain Leila Williams were sometimes joined by artist Tony Hart, who later designed its ship logo. (Photo - BBC)

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