Blue Peter “Best Kids Show Ever”

BBC1’s Blue Peter has been crowned the best ever children’s TV show after it topped a brand new Radio Times poll.

Blue Peter, which has been on air since 1958, is the world’s longest-running children’s TV show and used to attract eight million viewers an episode at its peak and received one thousand letters a day from viewers.

It was voted for by a panel of TV personalities, including David Walliams, Phillip Schofield, Michaela Strachan Konnie Huq and Noel Edmonds.

School-based drama Grange Hill, which debuted in 1978 took the runner-up spotm but more recent shows also feature, including Live & Kicking, Pingu, SM:TV Live and Byker Grove.

Each of the 30 experts were asked to name their five favourite children¹s TV shows and these votes were added together to give the final result.

Radio Times top 20 children’s programmes:

1. Blue Peter
2. Grange Hill
3. Newsround
4. Tiswas
5. Multi-Coloured Swap Shop
6. Vision On
7. Live & Kicking
8. Going Live!
9. Play School
10. Crackerjack
11. Play Away
12. Pingu
13. Rentaghost
14. SM:TV Live
15. Animal Magic
16. Byker Grove
17. Jackanory
18. The Box of Delights
19. How
20. The Borrowers