After launching the Doctor Who Script to Screen competition earlier this year, Blue Peter, the recently ghettoised Children’s programme, will air the world premier of the winning entry on Thursday May 24th at 5:45 pm, reports Blogtor Who.
Taking advantage of a once in a life time chance to write dialogue for the Doctor, Amy, and Rory primary school pupils up and down the country have working together to write an Olympic themed mini-episode of Doctor Who.
Last year’s winner Death is the Only Answer aired as part of the recently de-commissioned Doctor Who Confidential after last year’s series finale The Wedding of River Song.
Once the flagship children’s programme, Blue Peter has recently been moved over to the BBC’s dedicated children’s channel CBBC. The move has sparked fears that children’s television has been ‘ghettoised’ as the early evening time slots become prime real estate for game shows and repeats of BBC2’s daytime output.
Despite the outcry, the show has largely been a digital concern since its weekly output was cut to just one episode a week on CBBC – which was repeated on BBC1 on Friday.
One person seeking to keep our collective love of the show alive is former presenter Mark Curry who is looking for donations to finish his definitive book on the history of the show; Trust Me I’m a Blue Peter Presenter.
As reported in the Radio Times, Curry needs donations in order to travel to the four corners of the globe in order to track down former presenters who have since gone on to settle around the world after leaving the show.
Anyone who donates money towards Curry’s project, via publisher Unbound, will have their name printed in every edition of the book – with further benefits for those who are particularly generous. Head over there now to find out more and support this fascinating project!