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Biddy Baxter was born in Leicester and educated at St Mary's College, Durham University. She is best know as the editor of the long-running popular BBC1 children’s magazine show Blue Peter. She was producer from 1962-65 and editor from 1965- 88. Durham University is a university in England. ... Blue Peter is a popular, long-running BBC television programme for children. ...


Notably, she devised and introduced the Blue Peter badge (and was awarded a gold badge herself when she left the programme in 1988) to encourages children to send in programme ideas, pictures, letters and stories and also she introduced the now famous annual appeals. The standard Blue badge A Blue Peter badge is a much coveted award for Blue Peter viewers, given to people on the childrens television programme for either being on the show or achieving something. ...


She was honoured with an MBE in 1981. She is a fellow of the Royal Television Society and received an honorary D. Litt by the University of Newcastle in 1988. MBE can stand for: Member of the Order of the British Empire Mail Boxes Etc. ...


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Biddy Baxter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (192 words)
Biddy Baxter MBE was born in Leicester and educated at St Mary's College, Durham University.
Notably, Baxter devised and introduced the Blue Peter badge to encourage children to send in programme ideas, pictures, letters and stories and also she introduced the now famous annual appeals.
In 1981, Baxter was honoured with an MBE.
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