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Blue Peter digitises all its episodes to celebrate turning 60

BBC Archive will release clips on social media next month

The team at BBC Archive are digitising every episode of Blue Peter to mark the show’s 60th anniversary.

It will release all the episodes on the show’s official anniversary, 16th October.

The show’s editor Ewan Vinnicombe said that viewers would be able to share the vintage footage on social media.

“BBC Archive [has been] going through digitising every episode of Blue Peter there’s ever been into the digital archive so we can then please all the different audiences for all the different clips they want.”

There will be an hour-long live special to mark the show’s diamond jubilee on CBBC on 16th October at 5pm. It will be repeated on BBC Two, marking Blue Peter‘s return to the main terrestrial channels, which it left in 2012.