Virgin marks 60 years of classic TV show Blue Peter

VIRGIN Trains has named Class 390 No. 390117 Blue Peter to mark the 60th anniversary of the world’s longest running children’s TV show.

Former presenters, including Peter Purves, Konnie Huq (not in picture), Janet Ellis, Richard Bacon and Liz Slater joined the train to film a special diamond anniversary programme.

The naming, carried out in Manchester, continues the show’s long-standing association with railways, most notably its namesake Peppercorn ‘A2’ Pacific No. 60532, currently under restoration in Crewe. PICTURE: VIRGIN TRAINS/TONY MILES

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