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Bleep & Booster

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Bleep and Booster was a ‘mini-show’ contained within Blue Peter during the 60s.

Bleep (an alien from the planet Miron) and Booster (a human boy) travelled through space in Space Freighter 9. Also seen was Bleep’s father, the moustachioed Captain.

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All episodes were made in black & white, and the episodes have never been repeated on British television (so they won’t have a great deal of resonance for anyone born after BBC1 switched to colour – except through their otherwise baffling inclusion in the old Blue Peter annuals).


The characters of Bleep and Booster were created by William “Tim” Timym, the Austrian sculptor who later created the statue of Blue Peter dog, Petra and the famous ‘Guy the Gorilla’ statue at London Zoo.

He wrote the stories and drew the pictures, and Peter Hawkins (of Flowerpot Men, Daleks and Captain Pugwash fame) provided the narration and voices.

Timym also created Bengo.

Peter Hawkins

William “Tim” Timym