Monday, 26 September 2011

Blue Peter moves to its "wired media hub" in Salford

Good news that a revamped Blue Peter is making the move to Salford.

Here is the story courtesy of BBC Manchester

Presenters Helen Skelton and Barney Harwood are on board, but producers have decided not to replace Andy Akinwolere, who left in June.
After 53 years in London, the show is among those to have moved in order to boost the BBC's presence in the north.
Blue Peter will get a new garden on a roof of the MediaCityUK studio complex.
Tim Levell, the show's editor, said the programme's purpose would remain the same but that the move was a chance to refresh it.
"Underlying everything, Blue Peter has the same values," he said.
"We are about telling younger viewers about things that are interesting to them - that's always been the same. The wrapping is slightly different but the present inside is still the same."

The piece adds that

The classic theme tune has been remixed by production duo Banks and Wag. "It is updated," Levell said. "It's got that electro-pop feel."

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