Review: Once Seen on Blue Peter – Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

First published in The Times, Friday August 10 2018

Three Stars

Like counting the rings on a tree, you can tell a person’s age by which Blue Peter presenter they grew up watching. Love it or loathe it (and there were plenty who thought it sanctimonious, preferring its edgier ITV rival Magpie) the children’s magazine programme has clung on long after its many imitators have fallen foul of the axe. This year the show celebrates a phenomenal 60 years of funny encounters with animals, eye-watering feats of daring, and making models out of old washing-up liquid bottles and sticky-back plastic.

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