Blue Peter is a long-running BBC television programme for children. It is shown on CBBC, both in its BBC One programming block and on the CBBC Channel.
It is named after the blue-and-white flag hoisted by a ship in port when it is ready to sail. The reasoning behind the choice of title is that the programme is intended to be a voyage of adventure and discovery for the viewers, constantly covering new topics.
The show has been involved with controversial situations ranging from the dog died, what to tell the kids?, ignoring a fair voting process for the name of the dog, coke head presenters and politicians complaining of discrimination.