John Hunter Blair

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John Hunter Blair (4 August 1903 – 31 December 1964) was a British television producer. He was the creator of Blue Peter, and was its producer from 1958 to 1961. Asked by Owen Read, head of BBC children's television, to devise a programme for children who were now too old for Watch with Mother, the programme began on 16 October 1958 and lasted for fifteen minutes.[1]

Illness forced Hunter Blair to leave Blue Peter in 1961.


  1. ^ Allison Pearson "ARTS / The Age of Innocence", The Independent, 10 October 1993
  • "Blue Peter". Museum of Broadcast Communications. Retrieved 2008-05-28.