Blue Peter, first broadcast in 1958, is the world's longest-running children's television programme. Although the show has a nautical title and theme, its current format takes the form of a magazine/entertainment show containing viewer and presenter challenges, as well as the famous arts and crafts "makes" (see below). It is shown on CBBC, both in its BBC One programming block and on the CBBC channel. During its history there have been many presenters, often consisting of two women and two men at a time. The show uses a studio for the main format of the presenting; there is also a garden, often referred to as the Blue Peter Garden, which is used during the summer months or for outdoor activities. The current presenters are Helen Skelton and Barney Harwood.
On 16 May 2012, the BBC announced that, later in 2012, children's television programmes including Blue Peter would cease to be broadcast on BBC One and would be broadcast only on the CBBC Channel.
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