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Coming up on today's show we plant rocket seeds that have been
all the way into space with astronaut Tim Peake.
I go underwater with CBBC's Naomi Wilkinson and our fish cam.
As well as that, we are going to be joined by the hip-hop musical
Into The Hoods Remixed.
-Why are we tiny?
-We are not tiny.
We are diddy because Barney goes to the set of Diddy TV.
Hello and welcome to live Blue Peter.
We are very excited.
We are out in the garden. We are live.
Spring has sprung, and we are with one of our favourite CBBC people,
-And with Lindsey.
-You've been so busy lately, haven't you?
I've been on my travels for a new series of Nightmares Of Nature.
Me and Ed have been marrying more mums and dads in more bonkers ways.
And, of course, I have been busy spring cleaning the Blue Peter pond.
A highlight, I am sure, of all of your travels.
A complete dream come true.
So that is why, today, we want to know
what would be in your dream garden and why?
I think I would have a warm, heated swimming pool with loads of slides.
-We need that today, don't we? It's a bit chilly.
-What would you have?
I would have Beyonce.
I would just have Beyonce singing songs on karaoke
-and a big karaoke machine.
-That's a very good idea.
Let us know your comments online.
Give us your ideas and we will read out as many of those as we can
at the end of the show.
Now, we are doing a very fun game today.
It is called Spot Shelley.
If you see this little rascal anywhere on the show today,
let us know. Head online and let us know where you saw her.
-This time doesn't count.
-I was going to say, I've seen her.
-I know you were about to try and spot Shelley...
..but this does not count.
But later you might see her hiding somewhere, so keep your eyes peeled.
-Lindsey, where is Radzi?
The last time I saw him he was limbering up. He was getting ready.
He was practising dance moves
and he ran off that way towards the studio looking very excited.
I am very excited and that's because you are in for a belter
of a performance courtesy of the ZooNation Dance Company.
Would you please give it up for Into The Hoods Remixed.
CHEERS AND APPLAUSE
CHEERS AND APPLAUSE
Yes. That is what I am talking about.
Duane, come over here, my friend.
That was wicked.
So you've been touring that all over the country,
-Into The Hoods Remixed.
-Can you tell me about it?
Well, the show is a hip-hop fairytale
and it is about two kids who get lost in a land far, far away.
And it follows their journey as they try to get home
and we meet loads of characters on the way.
We meet the Wolf. Me.
We meet Lil Red.
We need Rap-on-Zel.
We meet the Prince.
And we meet Jaxx.
Cos you guys are off the charts, it's clear you rehearse loads.
How much do you actually practise?
We rehearsed six days a week from ten until six for six weeks
to put together our full piece, which is, like, two hours long.
Well, it is funny you say that cos I've been practising as well,
-because I've got a freestyle background.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. I didn't tell you about it earlier on.
-I know you guys have got a freestyle part on the show.
-Can you possibly involve me in it?
-Let's invite Lil Red and Rap-on-Zel.
Come and join us and do some moves.
It's not every day that my hair looks small on Blue Peter,
but it does today.
So, I'm going to teach you the Bart Simpson.
The Bart Simpson? OK.
-You want to take it to the left.
-Take it to the left.
Take it up. We take it to the right.
-We take it up.
We take it up.
-Speed it up.
-Oh, no, no, no.
-We take it up.
-And we slow it down.
We'll teach you another move that is even slower, called the bogle.
-You know what the bogle is.
-I like the bogle.
-You can tell.
We're going to take a little body... All the way down. Little body...
-Here we go. We're going to use the hands and go all the way down.
And all the way down.
Then we're going to switch it.
-You've got to pay attention.
-You didn't show me that one.
Yeah, let's kick on some music and then have a little go.
DJ, drop the beat.
Now we are talking. OK.
Here we go. OK.
-Here we go.
-Here we go.
And we're going to stop it there before I embarrass myself.
Would you please, one more, time give it up
for the Into The Hoods Remixed guys. Thank you very, very much indeed.
Now let's talk about Barney for a second
because you may have already seen
he performed on Dick and Dom's Diddy TV.
Here's what happened when he went behind the scenes.
"Barney," they said,
"we want you to go and film the funniest thing on CBBC."
I was like, "Guys, thank you very much. It's flattering.
"You know, I do have some good jokes,
"but the funniest thing on CBBC? I can't take that title."
They said, "No, no. We want you to film behind-the-scenes
"on DVD TV with Dick and Dom."
Diddy Dick and Dom are teeny, tiny characters created by CBBC
superstars Dick and Dom.
Two years ago they got their own spin-off show,
Diddy Movies, and I'm joining them on the set
as they record their new show, Diddy TV.
Let's talk about when it all started.
It's a long time ago, isn't it?
Well, Diddy Dick And Dom started on Dick And Dom In Da Bungalow
many, many moons ago.
And then they were just based in a little pink cupboard.
That's where they lived.
And then, since then, these little diddy characters have evolved
and now the next evolution is us...
-..doing impressions of very successful, popular TV shows.
Hi, I'm Dick Fearless
and this is Deadly Diddy 60,
where I find 60 of the most scariest diddy animals in the world
and throw them at Dom.
It looks like so much fun and because Dick and Dom love fun,
it's time to have some of our own.
I'm going to ask you diddy questions.
So you don't get the full question, just a small version.
For example, when did you?
-Last night, wasn't it?
-I think it was last night.
-It might have been Wednesday fortnight.
-How many times?
-That's a bit personal. Isn't that personal?
Thank you for that. So how was the?
-It was great.
-Did you think so? I hated it.
-Did you not like it?
I thought it was very, very bad.
# Larry Weinstein Berger, the Diddy Movies boss
# His last two films have flopped with catastrophic money lost
# So he's pitching Diddy Movies for the thrill of television
# A brand-new rival for the BBC
# It diddy Dick and Dom's Diddy TV. #
But how do they take Dick and Dom's heads,
stick them on those really little small bodies
and then transport all of that into lots of different worlds?
I just can't get my head round it.
-Sorry, mate, I'm just in the middle of something.
Yeah, but I look after all the visual effects on the Diddy TV.
I can show you how it's all done, if you're interested.
-That would be brilliant. Yes, thank you.
What a legend Julian is. He's the director and he shows me round
the specially-constructed set.
Right, then. Shall we do this?
This is it. This is where the magic happens.
It's a lot greener than I thought it was going to be.
It's very green
and that's because we use this thing called green screen.
And what green screen does is it makes any background
appear behind you, for instance.
So, let's say I want to be on a beach.
Ha-ha. I love this sort of thing. OK, erm, where I am from.
The countryside. Let's try that.
Amazing. Yeah, the smell isn't...
Doesn't smell good in the countryside.
OK, how about...? Let's do a random one. Let's see what happens.
That might not have been a good idea. It's actually...
Yeah, that's a bit cold. OK, I won't be doing that again.
Thank you very much everybody. That was my acting.
I know there is nothing behind me. It is just green screens,
but that's the joy of telly.
So how do you use the green screen on Diddy TV?
We do something a bit more complicated with this thing here.
This is what we call the rig.
Oh, look, I can see diddy bodies.
This is the bodies and then their heads go through there.
You'll see that there are mirrors.
A mirror here, a mirror here, a mirror here.
And what that does is when you have the camera here
and you look at it,
all you see is green behind the puppet.
Of course, it only comes together
when there's a real head on that body.
I happen to have a real head
-that I could put on the body if I was allowed to.
-Let's get that real head in there.
-OK, so, green gloves are on.
-Yes. So pop them round there.
There we go.
Check me out. I'm a diddy man.
I have got the best job in the world. I'd love a proper go.
Ah, well, time to say my goodbyes.
Boys, it's always so nice to speak to you.
Thank you for having me on set today and, er...
OK, there's nothing you need me for here, is there?
I should just go.
-Does he want what I think he wants?
-I don't know. Shall we ask him?
Would you like to be on Diddy TV?
-I knew it.
-That's what he was thinking.
-Right, well, look, you can have a part in Diddy TV.
But you've got to be funny.
Well there's no guarantees with that, but I'll give it my best shot.
-I will. I'll try. Thank you so much, boys.
-Watch out for that tentacle.
Get in. A diddy Barney.
OK, time to learn my lines for my big,
or should that be diddy, moment.
I'll be appearing alongside another CBBC legend,
Hi. I'm not Barney Harwood.
OK, diddy debut.
It's a bit weird wearing a sofa.
And here is the final result.
Making an insightful, caring documentary like that
-really takes hard work and dedication, doesn't it?
-I guess so.
But I made it, so that means I'm a really hard-working
-and caring person, doesn't it?
So, as a hard-working and caring person,
can I pleeeeeeease
have a Blue Peter badge?
Cut. Brilliant. Well done. Awesome.
I actually love Barney that size.
So cute. I want to keep him in my pocket.
If you want to see the rest of that episode,
you can download the brand-new app.
It is called Kids iPlayer
and you've got all your favourite shows
right there at your fingertips.
It's brilliant. So go download it.
Now, unless you've been living in space over the last few months,
you'll know that our friend, British astronaut Tim Peake,
is up there, 250 miles above my head at the moment,
floating around, looking lovely doing it.
He's not just floating. He's also doing
some really important scientific experiments. And guess what?
He needs your help. I'm not joking.
I'm going to throw over to Tim Peake now.
I'm looking after 2kg of very special space seeds,
which is ready for our special mission, Rocket Science.
Now, conditions here on the International Space Station
are quite different from on planet Earth
due to us being weightless here in orbit.
This experiment will aim to see
if microgravity can affect the growth mechanisms in seeds.
Now that these seeds have been on the International Space Station,
I'll be packing them up at the end of their mission,
sending them back down to Earth.
How cool is that? Here to explain more
is Paul from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Hello, Paul. The sun has come out just for your big moment
on Blue Peter. You've got yourself a badge, so well done.
Welcome. Is this true?
Does Tim Peake really need our help?
-It's called Rocket Science.
-This sounds very cool.
-Tell us more about it.
-Seeds just like this have been in space.
Oh, my goodness. So these seeds that you are holding
have actually been up to space
-and back down here again.
-That's so cool.
Now they are back on Earth. Over 8,000 schools
-are being sent these seeds...
..so that children can carry out one of the biggest experiments
-into how plants grow.
-That sounds amazing.
Starting next week, schools will be planting these seeds
and measuring how the seeds that have been to space
-compare with seeds that have stayed here on Earth.
This sounds like a lot of fun. Now, it's Blue Peter.
We love getting involved.
-We are going to get involved today, aren't we?
A bit of gardening.
We're going to show you the best way to carry out the experiment
and then Blue Peter can see how their seeds get on as well.
Brilliant. Well, let's get started. Help me out here, Paul.
We've got our little trays here, so we are going to need some compost.
That's the most important bit, isn't it, really?
Of course, you're going to need your seeds as well,
and then I've been told that we are going to need an empty milk carton
that's been cleaned out. Why is that?
Well, we use the milk carton,
I've cut one up earlier,
to make these labels.
We need to label in the cells here, where every seed is going to go.
-It's opaque, so it lets light through.
It means lots of light gets to our seeds.
OK, now, we've got our seeds.
Some are red, some are blue in a blue packet. Why the difference?
One of these has been to space, one's been down here on Earth.
-We're not going to tell you which is which.
And what exactly are they going to grow into when we plant them?
Of course they are going to grow into salad rocket - rocket leaves
-that you might eat in a salad.
-Oh, yes, we've got some here.
-I'll have a little nibble while we chat.
That was bitter!
So what are we trying to find out from this experiment?
Well, we know on the ISS, when we see Tim,
-there isn't much gravity.
Now, plants depend on gravity.
It's gravity that allows plants' roots to grow down towards...
-And find water and for shoots grow up and find the light.
So they might be a bit confused when there's been no gravity.
-There's also high levels of radiation.
We don't know what the impact of that is going to be on those seeds
-but children are going to help us find out.
-I love that -
that you don't actually know the results to this experiment.
We don't know the answer. Ultimately, the children are going
to be helping astronauts grow their own food on space missions.
I love the sound of this. Let's get started!
I want to get growing some rocket here. Shall I take the red one?
-I've got the Rs.
-Yes, red seeds.
-And you've got the Bs.
R for red. OK, I'm going to just rip it open.
OK, now, I'm going to just plonk that there
because first we're going to use pencils, aren't we?
-Yeah, before we put the seeds in...
-..let's make a hole with the pencils in each of these cells.
About a centimetre or two deep, just in the middle.
-Just push it down?
-A little circle so you can fit a seed in.
-You could do this with your finger, couldn't you?
-You could, yeah.
We just don't want to get dirty!
OK, how many seeds are in each packet?
-There's 100 seeds in each of the packets.
We're to put one of the seeds in each of these cells.
I'm so excited!
-Be careful, don't drop them!
-They might be the space seeds.
-These are very special seeds.
Right, I'm going to rip that open there very carefully.
-A little foil wrapper. I'm excited!
-Put them in the palm of your hand.
-OK, so pour them in here.
Huh! Space seeds! This is very exciting!
Why is it so important to do experiments like this, Paul?
Well, it's... Children when they do experiments at school,
-they often... The teacher already knows the answer.
With this experiment, nobody knows the answer.
It's real science.
-By doing that, they're acting like real scientists.
-I love it!
Secondly, it's really important to remind
ourselves of the importance of plants.
Plants are... Without plants, we don't have air to breathe,
we don't have food to eat.
-Plants need people. People need plants.
-I love that.
That's why we've got the green badge here on Blue Peter
because we love plants and the environment.
OK, I've planted them there.
I'm going to put the rest in here and keep going.
-Are you going to tell me which is which?
-Have mine been to space?
-I couldn't let you know.
That's a big secret. We're going to keep that a secret
-until the end of term.
Our very own Tim Peake is going to reveal the true
-identity of the space seeds.
-I cannot wait!
-We give them a little shake, just to cover them over..
-A little tap...
And once we done that, we've now officially been part
of a really exciting experiment.
-Paul, thank you so much for coming on.
We're going to keep planting them but first I'm going to hand
over to two people who love nature even more than us two -
it's Naomi and Radzi. What are you up to, guys?
Well, I couldn't let you two have all the fun,
so I've come out in the garden and
the location of a very important job, Naomi.
Yeah, we have been busy, but we don't want to be revealing
-what we've been up to just yet.
If we think how far the Blue Peter garden's come.
We started in London, we're now here in Salford -
-complete with a live audience. Hello, audience!
We've planted our own vegetable patch, we have a home for worms.
And so for our next task, the Blue Peter bosses had to choose very
carefully the correct person for the job.
Yeah, with a little help from me.
The famous Blue Peter garden has been
a part of the show for over 40 years.
From human cannon balls to runaway pigs.
And, of course, some massive performances...
# It's all good... #
..the garden's seen it all.
When we moved it in 2012 to our new home in Salford,
it was officially opened by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne.
It's a pleasure. I will do that bit.
Four years later, the garden's blooming.
Spring is in the air
and that is great news for the Blue Peter garden,
which is looking better than ever.
Come on, let me show you!
For starters, we have hand, foot and paw prints
of some rather famous Blue Peter presenters.
I recognise those ones!
The statue of the legendary Petra, the first-ever Blue Peter dog.
We have CBBC's Naomi Wilkinson
and the Blue Peter vegetable patch,
which is looking...
Hang on! Naomi, what are you doing here?!
I'm here to help you with some spring cleaning, Radzi!
And this is what we're taking on,
the centrepiece of the garden - the Blue Peter pond.
And as Naomi's used to getting up close and personal with nature,
she's the perfect person to help.
-Naomi, good to see you.
-You too, Radzi,
but what is with the feather duster and the gloves?
Well, you said spring cleaning so I've come prepared
-for a bit of dusting.
-No, I meant clean the pond in springtime.
Yeah, yeah, I mean...
I knew that because otherwise I'd look a bit silly.
Unlike a fish tank, ponds don't need regular cleaning,
but from the amount of fish poo and leaves in ours,
we know a tidy-up is due.
But we're not doing it alone.
On hand is a man who knows his fish, pond expert Chris.
Chris and I are just filling up this holding tank
to give the fish somewhere nice to live while we clean their pond.
But where's Radzi?
Nobody panic! Radzi's here!
Don't worry, Naomi, I'm going to dive in there and save all the fish.
Or we could just use a net to collect them.
Who is Annette and where is she?
I mean, I knew that...
I did, I did know that!
OK, let's transfer the fish.
In you go.
As our pond is safe from predators, our fish population has grown.
With the last ones finally out, we can drain the water.
Let's pump the pond!
Whoa! So the pump drains the water from the pond
and then it goes into this area,
so it's reused to water the garden.
Nicely done, Naomi, but there's a problem over at the fish tub.
Chris, I am shocked at how many fish there are in this tub.
-How many are there?
-There are 24. They are all in perfect health.
And are all of these fish going to go back into the pond?
-No, it would be better if we rehouse some of them.
-A bit more space.
A lot more space for them, yes.
Although they're healthy, our pond can't sustain this many fish.
So Chris will make sure some of them find a happy new home.
Right, back to the job in hand.
The pond is almost empty, there's just the lovely job
of removing the silt and sludge.
That looks yuck!
Yeah, I'm glad I'm not going in there. Disgusting!
I mean, I'd have loved to but I don't have any gloves.
The silt will actually be used as a fertiliser to help
-the rest of the garden grow.
-This is taking ages!
All right, Naomi, some of us are working hard.
Hang on, I've found a mobile phone!
Mum, I'm cleaning out the pond!
Look at that! That is one spotless pond.
All that's left to do now is refill it.
There ain't no party like a Blue Peter pond party!
-All right. To you, Chris.
And we're even using some of the old pond water
-to help the fish settle back in.
-Brilliant. Thank you.
So we're just putting some plants back into the pond.
We don't actually have to plant these in soil.
They're quite happy just floating in the water
and those will provide lots of oxygen for our fish.
So the clean-up is complete.
But Chris has a special surprise for us -
two new fish carefully selected for our pond.
They're called shubunkins and they're very suitable for this
type of pond because they produce a lot less waste than other fish.
Ah, you're going to love it in there!
-Chris, thank you so much for your help.
And, Naomi, you have worked your socks off all day,
so we have two Blue Peter fish and I think we should name them
Radzi and Radzi B.
That's right, I've got a fish named after me.
No, come on, on a serious note,
Naomi, you worked really hard that day.
There's two little fishies and I think they should be called
Lindsey and Lindsey.
-Yeah, I just think call them... No?
-How about we just check up...
-Let's check on them.
..and see how they're getting on. I'll give them some food
-but don't get too close to the edge, all right?
Radzi, don't fall in the pond, OK?
-Please do not play near ponds if you're on your own.
I have food here and we're going to try and use our very special
-fish cam to see what we can see.
-Come on, fishies!
Totally disinterested in that.
Basically, they're more of a brunch type creature, clearly.
They had a big breakfast.
Actually, earlier on we got shots
-of the fish. We did a better job of finding them here.
-Look at them!
-Look how happy they are swimming around
-now that they can see where they're going.
-They are very happy.
What I do when I'm happy is I ask the Blue Peter team to make me
-my very own T-shirt.
-Look at that!
-Mum, I've got a fish on my belly!
-That's good, I like that.
All the details are on the Blue Peter website and if you make one
you don't even need to have a fish on it - it can have anything at all.
We love that. You may have noticed in that film
that Naomi and Radz were wearing their little green badges.
We love the green badge here on BP.
We give it to you if you show us that you
care about the environment, nature,
or anything to do with the green badge, really.
So much so do we love it, that we've dedicated
-our big badge wall to it.
Feast your eyes on it! It's looking green and colourful as ever.
The first picture I have quite simply got to show you
is a picture from Joshua, he's from London.
and look at this masterpiece he's created here.
It's myself and Naomi cleaning the pond with me saying,
"Where's the bucket gone?" And Naomi saying, "Down there!"
Down there, pick it up, do some work!
And Marella from Manchester has gone only gone and sent us
-this mini awesome recycling centre.
Complete with all the different bins for garden waste and paper,
-general waste and everything.
-That's really sweet.
-And we've got one from Rafi from Sussex. Check this out -
it's a seal on the beach, just hanging out there.
It looks like a sunny day.
We need some of that weather, Rafi. Thank you for sending that in.
I've got to show you this picture. It's of Shelley the tortoise.
A very lovely picture and even with a poem next to it.
Now, I can't tell you who it's from or where they live.
So we can't give you your badge.
Please, please, please, what ever you do, tell us your name
and tell us where you're from so that you can get your badge.
It's really good. And... Sorry! I was totally was in my own world,
-thinking you've got to send your name in.
If you love nature as much as me and Radzi do,
then get on to the Blue Peter website because you can challenge us
and you can see us battling it out with our Noises Of Nature quiz.
Now, I'd like to take this moment to remind everybody that
if you get a Blue Peter badge you can
-get into over 200 attractions across the UK... ALL:
Which is so exciting!
We're always adding attractions,
so soon it will be over 300.
And we're adding one more member to our choir when we say, "For free."
Let's have a look at your comments.
At the start of the show we asked you to let us
know what would be in your dream garden.
We've had some brilliant comments.
Sianfrizzyshark says, "I would have a bouncy castle obstacle course
"and also have a self refilling raspberry jelly pond
-"because I love raspberry jelly." So do I...
-That sounds amazing!
..especially on toast.
Now, Bluevioletgamingplum says,
-"Talking flowers and a beach."
-A beach in your garden, genius!
-That would be lovely.
-That's so nice.
Corneliussnowysparrow says, "A fountain that sprays out
"chocolate with a VIP room with a special key to get in."
-What a good idea!
Ogredrumstickparrot... You'll love this...
Says, "I would have a miniature golf course,
"a helter-skelter and... Not stopping there!
"A huge cardboard cut out of Barney, Lindsey, Radzi, Iggy and Shelley."
-Well, we could have one of Naomi as well.
-Have them all.
-Collect them all.
-I love that!
Ivyloopywhale says, "My dream garden would be everything
"made of chocolate, but you cannot eat everything,
-"because if you do, you'll be sick."
-You'd have no garden left.
-That's a very good point.
Topazglowingotter - "My dream garden would have money trees
"that actually grow money on them
"and doors in the trees so that I can hide in it."
Stay inside and count all your money!
And we've just got to announce that at the beginning of the show
we asked you to let us know if you could spot Shelley somewhere.
-Earlier... Radz, I'll tell you where she was...
She was hiding by the little make table.
-Have a look, there she is!
-Look, she's hiding under there.
She's disguised amongst green badges. The person that got that...
We've got to say a huge well done to Tealhappyreindeer.
-Well done, Teal.
-Great job, indeed.
That's it for this week. Just time to tell you
what's coming up on next week's show. We're going to be revealing
the winners of our Team GB competition
and you'll get to see the brand-new Blue Peter sport badge -
as designed by somebody. There's a sneak peek on the fan club,
so make sure you go and check it out on our website.
I'll be playing a part in the Royal Shakespeare Company
in Midsummer Night's Dream and, I have to say,
I wasn't very good.
No, I bet you were great!
Someone who is amazing is the winner of The Voice Kevin Simm.
He's going to be in the studio singing a lovely little song,
his brand-new single for us.
Naomi, you'll love this. We're going to have armadillos in the studio.
Armadillos are amazing! They're like little clockwork toys.
-You'll love them.
-You'll have to come in again.
-I'd love to.
-We'll see you next week! Bye! Thanks for watching.