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Blue Peter badges are on sale on eBay! Is nothing sacred? How will I prove that mine (won circa 1985 after I wrote them a letter suggesting that they do an item about Greyfriars books) is the real thing? I am horrified!

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violetcreme
Mar. 27th, 2006 12:08 pm (UTC)
I feel the pain of genuine BP badge holders, but have to say, as one whose letters and competition entries were not of a sufficient standard to warrant a badge - I would gratefully pay for one so as to lie to my Grandchildren.

Clearly there is a market for us under achievers out there.
stellanova
Mar. 27th, 2006 12:18 pm (UTC)
I really do wonder what the criteria were for badge-awarding - I think they might just have looked at my letter and thought "good lord, this child is obsessed with 1920s school stories. She is so nerdy we must take pity on her and give her a badge."

But I'd be sorely tempted to buy a Jim Fixed It For Me badge (well, it was a medallion really - why did they call it a badge) as seen in your icon. Do you actually have one? I wrote in a few times (I believe I wanted to "travel back in time" and "become an animator") but to no avail.

violetcreme
Mar. 27th, 2006 12:24 pm (UTC)
Clearly BP Badges were for CleverKids and we who wrote in and said "Bonnie is a very sweet dog" weren't considered special enough. I did a very nice entry for the 'Design Caron Keating a dress' competition though, splendid use of macaroni for shoes.

Oh to have a Jim'll Fix It badge ! Alas no, that's another thing I would have to buy. It's just one of many retro Kids TV icons I've put up at Le Journal. I wrote in and asked to have tea with Margaret Thatcher, so perhaps that was the reason I never heard back....
lsugaralmond
Mar. 27th, 2006 12:54 pm (UTC)
I have often wondered about their criteria too. I wrote in because I was in a brass band and I wanted to ask if they'd have us on the show. They wrote back and said 'no, but have a badge'. I have to say I don't think I was particularly deserving. (Not that I would ever dream of selling it on ebay. Heavens)

I would have loved a Jim Fixed it for Me badge though! I wrote in once asking to go in a hot air balloon but of course never got picked. For years I used to think that Jimmy Saville was actually called Jim'll, and that his surname was Fixit. I was quite disappointed when I found out the truth.
cangetmad
Mar. 28th, 2006 11:51 am (UTC)
For years I used to think that Jimmy Saville was actually called Jim'll, and that his surname was Fixit.

My Best Childhood Friend thought he was called Jimm'll Saville.
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