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BBC

Blue Peter is a staple of British Children's television. First broadcast in October 1958, it continues to play a significant part in British culture. With its world famous badges, presenters, animals and arts & crafts. Moving to MediaCityUK in 2011, the programme continues to broadcast live every Thursday and it was a true pleasure to have played a brief part in its production in 2015.

The Details

WHEN WERE YOU THERE?

Between Monday 13 April and Friday 8 May, 2015. 

WHAT DID YOU DO?

Where do I begin? I got to experience a range of work on the programme including researching items coming up on the show (they particularly appreciated my encyclopaedic knowledge on Eurovision), supporting camera teams on filming days, sourcing items (including the very important dog bowl for Iggy) and sending out Blue Peter badges to deserving children around the UK!

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE PART?

Going live in the Blue Peter garden was no doubt the best part! It was warm, there was a great atmosphere and the Yammato Drummers from Japan were rocking! So good they were, that their drums could actually be heard in the surrounding news studios. Oops!

SO, IT WAS GOOD?

This was my first ever placement in television and to manage to secure it amongst the high competition was incredible. Yes, I was incredibly nervous and certainly thrown in the deep end. But, it was such an eye-opening opportunity, it gave me the inspiration to continue to find experience and just go for it!

Feedback

Thank-you to the extremely hard working team at Blue Peter who provided me with such fantastic feedback!

Blue Peter Team

Tom has been a meticulous and a hard working asset to the team. He has completed projects in his own time (for the studio team in particular). His presence around the office has been a pleasure and he would quite happily work with anyone.

Blue Peter Team

Tom has been a meticulous and a hard working asset to the team. He has completed projects in his own time (for the studio team in particular). His presence around the office has been a pleasure and he would quite happily work with anyone.

Blue Peter Team

Tom has been really helpful for us with regard to researching a Eurovision item we're planning. He's conducted some very thorough research - and even taking it upon himself to write a suggested script, which os of a good quality. So - a big well done from us for throwing himself into it and going above and beyond.

Blue Peter Team

A top top guy. Will probably be running the BBC one day. Will miss him dearly.