A mural dedicated to much-loved BBC children’s programme Blue Peter is to be restored as part of the £200m re-development of Television Centre in White City.
The children’s TV programme was filmed at the former BBC Television Centre for more than 50 years before moving to Salford’s Media City in 2011.
Since its first episode in 1958, Blue Peter has gone on to be one of the UK’s longest-running television shows, with its arts and crafts sections, factual profiles and presenters such as Janet Ellis, Matt Baker and Konnie Huq.
The Blue Peter mural depicts former pets and presenters from the show, past to present. The developer will restore the mural after it moves the wall within the garden area, and will be accessible to the public for the first time as it opens onto Hammersmith Park.
Former Blue Peter presenter Zoe Salmon, who starred on Blue Peter from 2004 to 2008, said: “I have many fond memories of Blue Peter. It holds a very special place in the hearts of all of us who worked on the programme and preserving this mural for future generations is fantastic.”