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Season 55 Episode 4742
An exclusive look at Europe's fastest zip wire, and Barney Harwood attempts synchronised ice-skating. Plus, there is a recipe for home-made chocolate Easter eggs

 
Season 56 Episode 4743
A look at possible future technologies, including the world's first 3D pen. Helen Skelton and Barney Harwood combine a 5km run with art as they take part in the Speed of Light event, plus tips on how to make a bee hotel and Barney also meets some miniature falabella ponies

 
Season 56 Episode 4760
Barney Harwood gets into the spirit of summer by using British Sign Language to sign a live festival performance by band Stealing Sheep. Plus, a look back at some of the presenters' most memorable moments including Helen Skelton taking on the challenge of acting in two West End musicals in just one evening, and the Hip Hop Shakespeare Company's unique take on Richard II

 
Season 56 Episode 4763
Helen Skelton visits the longest leisure pier in the world in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, while Barney Harwood helps a tae kwon do expert try to set a new record in Croydon - breaking 1000 roof tiles using her fist in less than 90 seconds. Plus, a chance to relive some of the show's other world record attempts, featuring freestyle BMX spins and a domino rally involving 13,000 pound coins

 
Season 56 Episode 4771
Barney Harwood and Lindsey Russell welcome new presenter Radzi Chinyanganya into the studio, and they reveal how the show is supporting Children in Need by asking viewers to Get Spotted. The team demonstrates a variety of ways to raise money including how to prepare a spotty pizza. Plus, there is drama in the third instalment of Barney's Big Bike Challenge when he injures his knee, and the hosts take part in the World Stone Skimming Championships

 
Season 56 Episode 4772
It is race day for Barney Harwood as his Big Bike Challenge comes to a climax. He is pitted against the peloton on the second stage of the Tour of Britain. Plus, a pumpkin expert attempts to carve Radzi Chinyanganya's face into the side of one of the fruits ahead of Halloween, and the Vamps perform their new single Can We Dance? in the studio

 
Season 56 Episode 4774
Radzi Chinyanganya and Lindsey Russell go head to head in a rally race along the Great Orme course near Llandudno. Plus, Barney Harwood goes behind the scenes at the opening ceremony of the Rugby League World Cup at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, and there is further information about the Get Spotted for Children in Need campaign

 
Season 56 Episode 4775
Radzi Chinyanganya, Lindsey Russell and Barney Harwood create a spectacular spot show to light up the home of the programme in Salford in the finale of the Get Spotted campaign for Children in Need. Plus, drum corps the Highwaymen perform, and viewers are given the opportunity to vote for a presenter to `get splatted' at the end of the show

 
Season 56 Episode 4778
Radzi Chinyanganya, Lindsey Russell and Barney Harwood are joined by Joey and Topthorn, the life-size War Horse puppets from the West End play. Plus, the team demonstrates a way to update old scarves so they glow in the dark, and meets an animal lover who cares for orphaned baby kangaroos

 
Season 56 Episode 4779
Radzi Chinyanganya, Lindsey Russell and Barney Harwood announce the short list for the show's annual book awards, and are joined by American author Jeff Kinney whose Diary of a Wimpy Kid stories have sold more than 75 million copies to date. Plus, Hacker T Dog pops in to lend a hand making a pop-up Christmas card

 
Season 56 Episode 4781
Radzi Chinyanganya, Lindsey Russell and Barney Harwood present a Christmas edition of the show, announcing the three winners of the Doctor Who competition. The Salvation Army, Northop Junior Brass Band and the Liverpool Signing Choir perform, along with the stars of West End musical Dickens Abridged. Plus, a demonstration on how to make stained-glass window biscuits

 
Season 56 Episode 4782
The team takes a fond look back at 2013. The presenters relive some of the year's best moments including Lindsey Russell's first-ever Blue Peter adventure at the Worthing Birdman contest, Barney Harwood's Big Bike Challenge and Radzi Chinyanganya's rally car race. Plus, a look at what happened when Barney witnessed a symphony composed for boat fog horns

 
Season 56 Episode 4783
Radzi Chinyanganya takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes tour of the show's studio, before opening the doors of his own home. He also rides down a skeleton bobsleigh course at up to 70mph, competes at the Stone Skimming World Championships and meets the winner of the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award

 
Season 56 Episode 4784
Professional disc golfer Chris O'Brien attempts to set a new world record for the number of discs thrown into a basket from 10 metres away in a minute. Lindsey Russell and Barney Harwood meet American a cappella group Pentatonix, and Jedward speak about their new series

 
Season 56 Episode 4785
Lindsey Russell visits a chilli farm where she uncovers some very spicy produce, and TV science presenter Greg Foot puts the team through its paces with a fiery challenge. Radzi Chinyanganya goes behind the scenes of CBBC series MI High to find out if he has what it takes to make it as a spy, and teen star Elyar Fox performs an acoustic song in the studio

 
Season 56 Episode 4786
Barney Harwood comes face to face with the world's largest passenger airliner - the Airbus A380 - and follows the creation of its huge wings, which are made in a factory in north Wales before being sent to Toulouse, France, to be attached to the plane. Plus, CBBC stars Sam and Mark join the team in the studio to speak about their new series of Friday Wind Up, and demonstrate how to make a game of skittles

 
Season 56 Episode 4787
Barney Harwood prepares to celebrate the Chinese New Year in the studio, while Lindsey Russell goes behind the scenes of Peter Andre's video shoot for his song that features in the soundtrack of new animated film Mr Peabody and Sherman. Plus, Radzi Chinyanganya discovers how to create anamorphic art

 
Season 56 Episode 4788
The team celebrates with a Winter Olympics special, as Radzi Chinyanganya hits the ice to find out if he has what it takes to make it as a skeleton bobsledder. Plus, commentator Tim Warwood shares more about the games direct from Russia, and Barney Harwood prepares Olympic medal biscuits

 
Season 56 Episode 4790
Barney Harwood discovers what it takes to be a police dog handler, and the team is visited by trainee puppies in the studio. There is the chance to learn more about the shortlisted books in the Best Story category of the Blue Peter Book Awards, and there is a demonstration on how to make an original piece of art work

 
Season 56 Episode 4791
Radzi Chinyanganya takes on the challenge of swimming across Lake Windermere, Cumbria, in preparation for this year's Sport Relief. Meanwhile, in the studio, Junior Bake Off presenter Aaron Craze and current champion Harry Duffy judge a pancake making competition ahead of Shrove Tuesday

 
Season 56 Episode 4792
Radzi Chinyanganya, Lindsey Russell and Barney Harwood reveal the winners of the Blue Peter Book Awards 2014. They are joined in the studio by author Marcus Sedgwick, who announces the Best Story and Best Book with Facts categories. Plus, fellow novelist Anthony Horowitz uses viewers' ideas in a live write-a-long

 
Season 56 Episode 4793
Radzi Chinyanganya, Lindsey Russell and Barney Harwood mentor three schools in a running event as part of the Team Blue Peter Sport Relief campaign. Plus, beatboxing world champion Beardyman gives a performance using viewers' suggestions

 
Season 56 Episode 4794
In the final Sport Relief challenge, Radzi Chinyanganya, Lindsey Russell and Barney Harwood compete against one another riding bikes they have designed from scratch. Winter Olympic gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold helps to make healthy treats, and former Westlife star Kian Egan performs in the studio

 
Season 56 Episode 4796
Radzi Chinyanganya becomes an adjudicator at a world record attempt which sees children from all across London perform a specially-commissioned piece of samba music in support of Street Child World Cup. Plus, Barney Harwood gets a behind-the-scenes look at the new Muppets film, a demonstration on how to make a unique Mother's Day card, and the Kaiser Chiefs perform their new single Coming Home

 
Season 56 Episode 4797
Barney Harwood witnesses the demolition of a 35m-high tower block situated near residential housing. Singer-songwriter Tich performs her latest single Breathe In, Breathe Out, and helps with a fashion makeover. Plus, some hand-reared baby owls are brought into the studio and the presenters meet an 11-year-old boy who has more than 200 birds of prey in his back garden. With Radzi Chinyanganya and Lindsey Russell

 
Season 56 Episode 4798
The team demonstrates how to prepare an Easter egg nest, and the stars of CBBC's dance drama The Next Step are in the studio to teach the presenters a few moves. Plus, Lindsey Russell attempts to overcome a fishy fear by helping to catch and rescue hundreds of fish while a canal is being maintained in Birmingham

 
Season 56 Episode 4799
Lindsey Russell learns about the Henri Matisse exhibition at the Tate Modern, and the artist's great-granddaughter Sophie joins the team in the studio to demonstrate how to create cut-out art. Radzi Chinyanganya meets a group of life-saving Newfoundland dogs, and teen singer Elyar Fox performs his latest single A Billion Girls in the studio

 
Season 56 Episode 4800
The team launches the Green Season in the Blue Peter garden and spruces up the shrubs with a selection of wildlife-friendly plants, and celebrity gardener Diarmuid Gavin makes a special flower arrangement dedicated to the Blue Peter badge. Plus, Lindsey Russell goes behind the scenes at the Globe Theatre to celebrate the anniversary of William Shakespeare's birthday, and discovers how special effects were created in the Elizabethan era

 
Season 57 Episode 4801
Barney Harwood meets British astronaut Tim Peake to discuss his planned mission to the International Space Station and learns about his training techniques. Lindsey Russell helps to maintain the Channel Tunnel, and the green campaign continues live in the studio as a theatre company demonstrates how to turn rubbish into puppets

 
Season 57 Episode 4803
Barney Harwood and Radzi Chinyanganya plan to take part in a hovercraft race, but first they must earn their pilot licences. Plus, a demonstration on how to make a miniature hovercraft at home

 
Season 57 Episode 4804
An eco edition of the show, in which Lindsey Russell discovers the effect a few days' worth of rubbish has on the environment. Plus, she and Radzi Chinyanganya sample extreme carriage-racing, and scientist Greg Foot discusses the spacecraft Rosetta

 
Season 57 Episode 4805
Radzi Chinyanganya, Lindsey Russell and Barney Harwood present a special edition from Baltic Square in Gateshead, Newcastle, where they celebrate three days of events and broadcasts from the North East by launching this year's Blue Peter Sport badge. They are joined on stage by British gymnastic champion Louis Smith and Paralympic gold medallist Hannah Cockroft. The presenters also find out what it takes to make it as a knight when they try their hands as medieval squires

 
Season 57 Episode 4806
The team broadcasts live from RSPB Minsmere in Suffolk, which is the home of this year's Springwatch series. Barney Harwood and Lindsey Russell celebrate the end of the Green Badge season with Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan. Plus, an eco-challenge reveals the effect a few days' waste can have on the environment

 
Season 57 Episode 4808
Presenter Lindsey Russell follows the journey of a guide dog puppy, and is in charge of picking its name. She also joins Barney Harwood to learn the lindy hop dance, and they attempt to pull off a show-stopping performance in front of an audience at the London Jitterbug Championships

 
Season 57 Episode 4809
The team presents from Wimbledon, where Lindsey Russell offers an insight into the famous tennis tournament, and demonstrates how to make a fruit jelly. Radzi Chinyanganya meets young tennis player Jhonayah Fletchman, who is tipped to do well in the sport. Plus, a look behind the scenes at the West End musical Matilda

 
Season 57 Episode 4810
The team presents from the Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade, and gets involved with the workshops and also demonstrates how to make an animal mask. Barney Harwood visits Silverstone race track to meet Scottish driver Susie Wolff

 
Season 57 Episode 4811
Radzi Chinyanganya, Lindsey Russell and Barney Harwood team up with the stars of CBBC show Who Let the Dogs Out? to perform a special trick. Illustrator Quentin Blake answers viewers' questions and provides tips on drawing, and Inkquisitive artist Amandeep Singh demonstrates his talent

 
Season 57 Episode 4812
Lindsey Russell and Radzi Chinyanganya train with Olympic gold medal winners for a rowing challenge before they compete in a head-to-head race at the Henley Royal Regatta. Plus, Lucy Cooke joins the team in the studio to reveal how meerkats communicate, and British band Rixton perform

 
Season 57 Episode 4814
The presenters host a special edition live from Colwyn Bay, Conwy County Borough, and challenge one another to games on the sand. Barney Harwood learns about a surfing challenge and gets tips on how to be safe on a board. Plus, the winner of the badge poster competition is revealed

 
Season 57 Episode 4815
The presenters are joined in the garden by boy band Union J, who will answer viewers' questions and perform their new single Tonight (We Live Forever), and Brit Award-winning artist Ed Sheeran shares his tips on songwriting. Plus, Barney Harwood takes a behind-the-scenes look at the new CBBC drama Harriet's Army

 
Season 57 Episode 4818
Lindsey Russell is joined by guest presenter Ore Oduba for a special edition of the show from the Youth Olympic Games held in Nanjing, China. They share the latest news from the event, and meet the stars of the tournament who reveal what it takes to compete at the gathering

 
Season 57 Episode 4819
The team launches a competition to design a mission patch for British astronaut Tim Peake, which will be featured on his space suit as he sets out to become the first British person to visit the International Space Station. Radzi Chinyanganya gets to grips with racing Formula E cars and the new puppy Iggy is put to the test

 
Season 57 Episode 4820
Barney Harwood goes behind the scenes of BBC drama Our Zoo to meet the cast, crew and animals. Radzi Chinyanganya and Lindsey Russell team up to race from Falmouth to Royal Greenwich in the Tall Ships Regatta. Plus, the stars of CBBC series Our School drop by to speak about having cameras in their classrooms, and there is an update on the Mission Patch competition

 
Season 57 Episode 4822
Barney Harwood attempts to surf the Severn Bore - one of the world's largest tidal surges, and the team look at the thousands of applications received for the 2014 Sport Badge. Plus, a special sporting star is given a gold Blue Peter badge

 
Season 57 Episode 4823
The team are joined by boy band The Vamps who perform their new single Oh Cecila (Breaking My Heart). Children's novelist and poet Michael Rosen joins to write a special poem based on viewers' ideas to mark National Poetry Day. Plus, Lindsey Russell visits the UK's largest offshore gas platform and undertakes some helicopter underwater escape training

 
Season 57 Episode 4824
The team present from both the BBC Philharmonic and the Blue Peter studio's to celebrate the BBC's Ten Pieces project, and Barney Harwood speaks to members of the station's orchestra. Radzi Chinyanganya attempts to play the alphorn in Switzerland, and the Shaolin Monks perform a mix of martial arts theatre

 
Season 57 Episode 4825
Shelley the tortoise celebrates her 10th anniversary on the programme, and is visited by a vet as she prepares for hibernation. Radzi Chinyanganya and Lindsey Russell take on a mountain bike challenge along a Commonwealth Games track, and Barney Harwood learns how the Thames Barrier helps to protect London from tidal surges

 
Season 57 Episode 4826
The team celebrates the Hindu festival of Diwali and there is a performance by singer-songwriter Arjun. Scientist Fran Scott conducts an experiment about germs, and Lindsey Russell discovers how ospreys build their nests. Plus, Radzi Chinyanganya begins a new challenge

 

 

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