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ARTICLES: From Blue Peter to Peppa Pig: The changing world of children’s television

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Nostalgia ain't what it used to be. While adults young and old can look back on their childhoods with fond memories of British shows which were raucous, anarchic and always that little bit educational, some parents fear today's children will reflect on a cultural black hole.

Perhaps all they'll have to reminisce about will be their ephemeral chats on Facebook, hours spent jealously guarding their iPads and an isolated existence gawping at imported American cartoons and YouTube clips in their bedrooms.

In December, the BBC moved its children's programmes from BBC One to its two dedicated digital channels for kids. ITV had already made the move almost six years earlier.

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