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Blue Peter Quiz

Splice the mainsail, hoist the brace - or something like that! 10 Questions.

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Question 1 Photo

Blue Peter"first aired on TV in October 1958. The female presenter was Leila Williams, who was the male presenter?

  • John Noakes
  • Peter Purves
  • Christopher Trace
  • Christopher Wenner

Question 2 Photo

Which presenter was sacked in 1999 following media reports that he had taken cocaine?

  • John Leslie
  • Richard Bacon
  • Mark Curry
  • Peter Duncan

Question 3 Photo

Sarah Greene was seriously injured in a helicopter crash in 1988, which was flown by her then boyfriend. Who was he?

  • Mike Smith
  • Andy Peebles
  • Pat Sharp
  • Gary Davies

Question 4 Photo

Which presenter was forced to leave the show in 1987 after becoming pregnant out of wedlock?

  • Anthea Turner
  • Yvette Fielding
  • Katy Hill
  • Janet Ellis

Question 5 Photo

Who wrote and performed the signature tune from 1979 to 1989?

  • Sidney Torch
  • Simon Brint
  • Mike Oldfield
  • David Arnold

Question 6 Photo

In 2007, contoversy surrounded the naming of a new pet, when “Cookie” was the most popular vote, but staff chose “Socks” instead. What was the animal?

  • Kitten
  • Puppy
  • Hamster
  • Rabbit

Question 7 Photo

Anthea Turner presented Blue Peter in 1992. She is currently married to Grant Bovey, but she was first married to a Radio 1 DJ from 1990-98. Who was he?

  • Ed Stewart
  • Peter Powell
  • David Jensen
  • Tommy Boyd

Question 8 Photo

What does a Blue Peter flag mean when hoisted by a ship?

  • You should stop your vessel instantly
  • I require a pilot
  • My engines are going full speed astern
  • All aboard, vessel is about to proceed to sea

Question 9 Photo

Which artist originally designed the logo and badge, and appeared on numerous other children’s TV programmes until 2001.

  • Mark Speight
  • Kirsten O'Brien
  • Tony Hart
  • Neil Buchanan

Question 10 Photo

What type of animals were Maggie and Jim, who first appeared on the show in 1974?

  • Ferrets
  • Tortoises
  • Goldfish
  • Parrots