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-Radzi, what are you doing?
-Linds, I'm vlogging.
-I'm going to be a massive hit.
-I'll give you a massive hit.
See you later. I've always wanted to have a go at this.
Hello. My name's Barney and, on today's vlog, I'm... Whoa!
Yes! Here we go.
Hello! Welcome to live Blue Peter.
Camera three. How you doing? Good to see you.
Today's show is all about this little beauty.
Yes, the Blue Peter purple badge. Look how shiny my nails are.
-I buffed them and everything. So today's show is all about...
..the suggestions that you have... No, I don't.
Suggestions that you have made so you're in control of today's show.
-That's exciting, isn't it?
-The purple badge is one of seven badges
and to get your hands on it all you've got to do
is jump on to the Blue Peter website, download this, print it out
and tell us what you like about the show,
what you don't like about the show and what you'd like to see more of
on the show and then post it to us
and you might get yourself a purple badge.
We love the purple badge, don't we? And you guys do too
because, last year, we gave out over 10,000 purple badges.
CHEERING I think that's quite impressive
and, remember, just like all the other BP badges,
they can get you into over 200 attractions across the UK for free!
So jump online and see where you can go.
Where can your badge take you?
So let's get started with your suggestions, shall we? Shall we?
Isabel from Hereford, Imar from Nottingham
and Sophie from London would like to see more vloggers on the show
so here are Sprinkleofglitter and LDShadowLady.
Hello, guys. Welcome.
Ladies, welcome to Blue Peter. Now, first things first,
you have over, together, 600 million viewers online
which means we've lots of viewers
that would love to ask you questions. Can they do that?
-Amazing. I'll see you later on in the show.
It's over to you. If you'd like to ask questions,
all you've got to do jump onto the Blue Peter website,
tell us your question and we'll read out as many as we can
later on in the show.
Now, it's not just vlogging that you lot at home wanted to see
because Beth from Suffolk, Thomas from Bedford
and Betsy from Greater Manchester all wrote in to us and they said,
"Hello, Blue Peter, we'd like to see some drumming on the show."
Hi, guys. You are in luck.
Check out this super-talented Blue Peter super fan.
-Can't wait to see her later.
Rosanna is what you call the future.
-Barney, random question for you.
-Yeah, go on.
If you could lead a double life, what would you work as?
I would be a Blue Peter presenter on one side
and then I would be a pilot. I like flying planes.
-You love planes.
-I do like planes, yeah.
Speaking of double lives, a dog who lives a double life is lovely Dolly.
We met her. She is a rescue dog. She's amazing.
And Lauren wrote in to us and said,
"Hi, BP. I'd like to see more animals and more adventure on the show."
Lauren, you are in luck. Check this out.
We've met some amazing people on Blue Peter.
Actor Hugh Jackman.
Even astronaut Tim Peake.
But, today, we're here to meet a very special four-legged star
and she lives right here in the Peak District.
-Here she comes.
Hi. How are you?
-Here she is. Hello, Dolly.
-This is the star! Dolly!
-Come on, Dolly. In you go.
Meet Dolly the German Shepherd
and her owner Ben.
She may look like a normal pet
but, when she's not relaxing at home, she has a very important job to do.
And that's because Dolly is a search and rescue dog.
Only 27 dogs in the entire country do the job
and it's really important.
When Dolly's working, she helps track down people
who have got stranded and need help.
She's so good she can do the same job as up to 20 people in a rescue.
But it's not just Dolly who helps
because Ben's dad Nick also works for Mountain Rescue.
-Are you coming for a walk, Lindsey?
-Yeah, go on, then.
Not quite sure where Radzi's gone. Hm.
I'm sneaking out of Ben's house
because I want to find out just how good Dolly really is.
Dolly's been a qualified rescue dog for three years
and she loves being outdoors.
He's probably gone to get food. He is always thinking about his stomach.
PHONE RINGS Oh, hang on.
-Hey, Linds. Did you miss me?
Always, Radzi. Where are you?
That's for Dolly to find out.
So I'm going to hide and see if she can track me down.
Good luck. You're going to need it.
Do you know what? That sounds like a challenge to me.
But, before the searching begins, Dolly needs to transform into...
..Super Search and Rescue Dog!
Dolly's one of nine dogs that work in the Peak District National Park,
an area made up of 542 square miles,
giving me plenty of places to hide.
And, despite the terrible weather,
I've managed to get about a mile away
from Ben and Dolly's house already.
I'm going to go off-road now.
They're never going to find me.
In a real situation, the Mountain Rescue team would be told
roughly where a missing person is
but they rely on the dogs to help pinpoint them.
We know within one square mile where Radzi is
but it's down to Dolly to actually find him using her nose.
I have just spotted the perfect hiding place.
She's never going to get me there.
How does Dolly know what Radzi's smell is?
Why doesn't she just smell us and not run away?
She can smell us, obviously,
but she's been trained to find other people that aren't with me.
She gets me to the person, she gets a reward.
I'm going to throw a spanner in the works.
I'm going to spread my scent all around us
and see if she can still find me.
She's got no chance!
We'll see about that.
Let's not forget Dolly is trained to sniff out anyone
other than her handler.
There is no way Dolly's going to find me.
Here we go.
I think that's her.
-So what's going to happen now?
-I'm going to let Dolly off the lead.
I'm going to give her the command to go and search
and, hopefully, Dolly'll pick Radzi up really quickly on the wind.
OK. Let's find Radzi.
Come on, Dolly.
Find your toy. Where's your toy? Away.
Off she goes.
Dolly will search the area
and, if she thinks she's found Radzi, she'll come back and let us know.
Ben, what is it like to have a super pet? Is it super cool?
Yeah, it's absolutely amazing,
and how she's just the normal dog at home and that's how we know her.
I honestly can't believe how she finds all these people
and saves people's lives.
I think it's amazing and I'm dead proud of her.
She's coming back. I can see Dolly. Here we go.
Good girl. Find it out. Get up.
This is so exciting, Ben.
I think that's her. Hide! Hide! Hide!
Despite my best efforts to confuse Dolly by spreading my scent,
she's already locked onto me.
-Do think he's over there?
-She's found him.
She's straight on him. No messing about.
-Whoohoo! Show me!
-Yes, Dolly! She's done it!
What Dolly's going to do now... She's found Radzi,
she'll come back up to me, she'll jump on my chest.
Yay! Good girl! And she'll run back to Radzi
and she'll keep doing that until I get there.
How good is that!
In a real search and rescue situation,
Dolly and Nick would make sure that the person being rescued is OK
before taking them to hospital
or contacting an air ambulance for assistance.
Imagine if that was a real-life situation,
you'd feel so much safer knowing there's a dog like Dolly out there,
-Linds, can I just say...
-..I'm a bit cold.
-I'm bit wet.
-Dolly is such a special dog.
-We loved her, didn't we?
Get her in the studio. Now, today is very special.
It's all about the purple badge
and Thomas, who's ten from Newmarket, wrote in to us
and he said he'd like to see more Blue Peter viewers
showing off their talents. You are about to get just that, Thomas.
You're in for a treat. She is amazing.
It's the phenomenally talented Rosanna.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Rosanna! Even a little bow!
Oh, my goodness! Welcome to Blue Peter.
You are such a rock star. You're also so talented,
because you are one of the youngest people ever, is it,
to get your grade eight pop and rock drumming exam - distinction?
No worries, guys. She got distinction.
It's amazing! Round of applause for Rosanna!
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
That is just wonderful What is it about drumming that you just love?
It feels like I'm flying and it's a really exciting instrument.
And how did you get into it?
Well, when I was two, Daddy was playing the drums
and he taught me how to hold the stick
and then, when I was eight, one of his grade eight pupils
left a book on the stand and then Daddy said,
just out of fun, I could try and learn
with the drumbeats and then I did it.
Wow. And you are pretty good, aren't you?
To anyone who wants to get into drums, what are your top tips?
How should I hold these things when I have a go?
Well, you have to put the stick in between the thumb
and your index finger and you put it in between these two fingers
and it's called the traditional grip.
Traditional grip. I like it. You even know all the lingo.
-Listen, it's Blue Peter, can I have a go?
You're really giggling because you know I'm a bit bad from rehearsals.
You're going to try and make me look OK.
OK, so, what am I going to be playing? You play it first.
I was raring to go there. Ready to sit and do a solo.
So you make sure... You have to keep your foot pressed down like that.
-OK, all right.
-..or it makes a silly noise.
-And then you go two high hats.
-Two of those.
And then, the first time, you put a bass drum, which is this pedal.
-You go one and...
And then you do two high hats.
Then, on the first one, you go... The snare drum, which is this.
OK, put it all together and it should sound something like this.
Easy! Easy, Rosanna! Let me sit down and have a go.
Stop laughing at me. OK.
-So foot on this pedal all the time?
And I'm holding it like that? Roughly? Am I doing it a bit wrong?
-Holding it like that, wasn't it?
-Keep your index finger like up like that.
Of course, OK, so is...
-With the bass drum.
-And then this hand here?
Don't put the bass drum on the second bit.
I knew this was a going to be rubbish on live telly.
You're much better than me live. Right. Erm... Oh.
I messed it up at the end! That is hard. You have to concentrate.
Can we get a big round of applause for Rosanna? You have been brilliant.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Thank you so much for coming in. High fives.
Let's keep practising. Barney.
So many people on this show that have turned out to be legends
like 20 years later. Watch this space. She's special.
-Now, Barney, you remember the 500 Words competition?
-Of course I do.
-Chris Evans is a genius.
-He is. The man who founded it for Radio 2.
And, if you didn't know about it, here's everything
-you need to know...
There was once a man who said all the world's a stage.
His tales told of wonder and magic
but, on this mad globe, there is one stage more wonderful than any.
It's been graced by great romances,
and by the finest actors in the world.
Now, it's your turn.
The Radio 2 Breakfast Show's short story writing competition
for kids 13 and under is back.
To hear your story read live on the radio
and on stage at Shakespeare's Globe by a superstar celebrity,
go to the BBC Radio 2 website now to enter.
Your story might even be read by royalty,
our new judge, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall.
So what story are you going to write?
Enter now via the Radio 2 website.
An incredible animation and a chance for you to get involved
and be creative. Now, while we're talking about being creative,
have you been on the Blue Peter fan page yet? Have you not? Why not?
It's really cool. You can catch up with BP fans on there,
you can watch exclusive clips and you can see some silly faces
or selfies. All you've got to do
is click on the fan club page bit there.
It will take you to the fan club
and, if you're watching on a Tuesday at five o'clock,
you can be online with lots of other fans live at the same time.
You can play games against them like this one, Spot Shelley.
Found her. Dead easy.
There's a bit more to it than that. Click on it, you'll see why.
There's an emoji puzzle. Let's do a puzzle. We've got a clue.
Which CBBC show is this? All right.
-Well, there's a blue heart. There's a pear.
-It's a green pair.
-And there's a tear.
-So if we go colour blue, pear, tear.
-Blue, pear, tear. Blue, pear, tear. I know what it is.
You know what you're doing. There's also a bit on there
where you've been daring us to do something live on the telly.
Now, the most popular vote is for us to say the words "Ahoy, there,"
-whenever somebody says the words Blue Peter.
-Every time somebody says Blue Peter. Ahoy, there.
That's what we've got to do so thank you for voting.
We're going to stick to that for the rest of the show.
Can you scroll down a little bit further
because something which actually is always on the fan page...
-I found it. It's the story bit, yeah?
-Yes, it is.
Thank you very much. The tall Storyteller game.
If we click on that there, then it opens something quite cool.
Because you can actually make your own story
and you can choose the presenters, the background
you can choose what you want the Blue Peter presenters...
-I missed it!
-And if we press play, as you can see there.
"Dun, dun, dun!
"What the what's? I'm the size of a newborn baby!"
And then he says, "Mwah, mwah, mwah!"
And that's just a short one.
We want more stories where they came from.
If you're inspired by the phenomenal drama you've seen there,
perhaps you've been inspired by a make,
or even anything that you've seen on Blue Peter...
-ALL: Ahoy there!
-I missed it again!
Why don't you make it? In fact, do it on the website.
Oh, I like this game.
Camera two, please. So, Ema got in touch.
Sticking with the theme of the purple badge.
And you've given us your ideas.
Ema from Edinburgh wants to see really big challenges on Blue Peter.
ALL: Ahoy there!
Well done. I don't think it gets much bigger than this. Check it out.
So, as you can see, I'm at sea to see one of
the biggest ships you have ever seen.
But unlike other films I've done before
I'm not going to be driving this ship,
instead my supersized challenge is to learn how to park that...
Really? Say hello to the Carmen.
She's almost as long as two football pitches, but end to end,
and she weighs the equivalent of over 6,000 double decker buses.
Ships like the Carmen can literally sail anywhere in the world,
transporting everything from your toothbrush to your family car,
and when they get near port it's the job of local sailors,
known as pilots, to take control and bring them in safely.
Because some of these ships are so huge
they only just fit into our ports, so they need real specialist care.
And they're letting me have a go. They won't.
I won't get to have a go.
When they see what I do, they'll be like, "Get off my ship!"
I'm going to be helping pilot Sean as he guides
the Carmen into Southampton harbour.
But before I could set foot onboard,
I had to go through some very special training.
So, this is it. The moment has arrived.
I am about to drive the biggest boat you have ever seen.
OK, Barney, stay focused. Stay calm. You can do this.
Well, it's not quite what I had in mind.
This is Warsash Maritime Academy,
and these may look like toy boats,
but they are actually scale models of real ships.
Pilots must undergo their training here
before they can control the real thing.
A pilot doesn't actually steer a ship,
they tell the crew how to manoeuvre it.
Sean takes me through all the commands a pilot uses
and then sets me a test to navigate a course around the lake
marked out by buoys
and I've got to bring the boat into harbour.
Welcome aboard HMS Harwood.
Now, that may sound easy,
but remembering all the different commands is actually really tricky.
Starboard engine full...
Full and starboard 20.
It's a lot to take in and then things go from bad to worse.
OK, full stern. Stop full stern. No!
We're not where we want to be, Barney.
-We're stuck in the bushes here, I think.
-I think we need somebody to pull us out.
It's a good job it's not the real thing.
I have realised where I'm going wrong.
Boats take a long time to change course,
so I need to give the command to turn
way before we actually need to. Starboard ten.
You're in control.
We attempt the course again,
and this time I'm determined to crack it.
OK, stop engines.
-Not too bad at all. Can't complain about that.
Yes! Now it's time to put what I've learnt into practice on the Carmen.
It's quite nerve-racking this bit
because obviously we're not in a port
so we can't just get onto the ship, we're at sea
and the only way to get onto this ship is up that flimsy rope ladder.
-Shall we go?
-Yeah, let's do it.
All right. Here we go.
Oh, yes. It's like a proper pirate.
My career has reached new heights.
Once onboard we head straight to the bridge,
where Sean takes control and starts guiding the Carmen into port.
The exact same commands that I learned on the lake apply here,
so it's time for me to put my training into practice.
I'm about to give a command that moves this ship to the port
side by five degrees.
-When I give the command...
I think this is a good time to go, I reckon.
All right. OK. Helmsman, port five, please.
Oh, yes. I'd make a great pilot, wouldn't I?
Maybe I'll hand over to Sean and the crew and leave them
to manoeuvre the Carmen into port.
It's amazing how precise they have to be.
At one point there's the length of just one and a half cars between
the bottom of the ship and the seabed.
But under Sean's watchful eye,
and with the assistance of his trusty helper -
that's me, by the way - we guide the ship in.
Now, what we're trying to work out here is
how close we are to the berth.
It's very difficult to tell how close you are looking out
of these windows cos you're kind of over it.
They've thought about that though and they've put windows in the floor.
Have a look. So you can see through there.
You can see exactly how close the side of the ship is to the berth.
Thanks very much. Very nice job.
Now, it's at this point I would normally say, "I want one,"
but where would I put it?
Who am I kidding? I still want one.
Yeah, I'd just get a bigger garage. It's easy.
To celebrate the purple badge today we have covered the Blue Peter...
Everyone missed it. Everybody missed it.
Oh, yeah! Ahoy there! Oh!
..Big Badge Wall with your purple badge selfies. There they are.
-Now, everyone you can see here has earned themselves
a purple badge by telling us what you think about Blue Peter...
ALL: Ahoy there!
Oh, it's very distracting!
That's all you have to do - is tell us what you think about the show
and what you think about the BP website.
All you need to do is head on to that website and print out one of these.
It is a purple badge form.
Download it. Fill out all your answers. Answer all the questions.
You can be very honest, if you like.
And then send it back to that address that is right there.
Radzi, what are you doing?
Eva from Reading wanted me to be on roller-skates.
So this one's for you. Anything here on Blue Peter.
ALL: Ahoy there!
Well done, Eva. Great idea.
That was fun. Erica who's 13, here she is.
I love that she's put on a purple cardigan for the purple badge.
That's brilliant. It might be your school uniform, but it looks great.
She wants to see more competitions on Blue Peter.
ALL: Ahoy there.
Erica, stay tuned.
Tivanah. Look at you, you cutie. She's got her purple badge on.
She says she loves the website
cos you can play loads of games on there.
She says that her least favourite part of the show
is when it finishes. You smooth talker.
-We love it.
Look at the smiley little man here. It's Jake, who is seven.
And he's written to us saying that he would like to see
more vlogging on the show.
Well, Jake, you're not the only one because Bonnie from Southend
and Alison from Oxford both said they want to see more vlogging as well.
So, please welcome our two vlogging stars LDShadowLady
Ladies, welcome to Blue Peter. Louise, I'll start with yourself.
-These are proper knee pads, by the way.
You focus your vlogs on fashion and make-up. How did you start?
Well, originally I had a written blog
and I would write articles about things that interest me.
And then my readers started to say,
"Could you make videos about the things you're writing about?"
And so I did and then pretty soon the videos became bigger than the blog.
That is fantastic.
It just goes to show that actually one skill can lead to another thing.
And you've got over 200 million viewers.
That's treble the population of Britain.
-I had not thought of it like that.
You've done hundreds of videos. Do you have a favourite?
I don't have one favourite, but anything that has
my little girl Darcy, or Baby Glitter in,
or my cats Rocket and Zula is a favourite for me.
So, in case Darcy is watching at home. Give Darcy a big wave.
-You've gone for the cute angle.
Lizzie, you're a game vlogger.
So you play games and you talk about them.
Can you tell us what it is about vlogs you love?
Why do you like doing them?
Gaming is a real passion of mine,
so I just love to be able to make a story out of it
and share that with everyone and have a good time.
It's a very popular thing as well. Over 430 million views.
-Which is insane. We know that you love vlogs as well,
that's why we're doing this on today's show,
so we thought we'd set a challenge for Radzi to do a vlog.
I love this. One of Radzi's favourite things is wrestling.
He talks about it all the time. Sometimes wrestles me to the ground.
So we thought he could do a vlog
and you can have a look and see what you think. Here it is.
I love wrestling. Especially...
My name is Stone Cold Steve Austin
and I always got my finger on the pulse, so I got me a blue badge.
What? A green badge. What?
An orange badge. What?
A purple and sports badge. What?
And even a silver badge.
And that's the bottom line cos Stone Cold said so.
He doesn't have a gold one though.
Amazing. He was giggling at his own vlog. You missed that.
That was amazing.
I got a bit carried away. What did you think?
-I loved it.
-I liked it.
I think some of our top tips would be,
it's great that you did it on your phone.
A lot of people rush out and buy expensive equipment,
but it's a hobby and you might not stick at it for long,
so it's great just to use what you have lying around.
Yeah. And I really loved that you had a theme, the wrestling theme.
And you wrote a script for it, but don't be afraid to make up jokes
-as you go along.
-I like that.
And if you decide to do more, try doing it in natural light,
-cos that looks a little bit better than your light switch.
Those are fantastic tips.
Thank you very much. We're going to set you a challenge.
You are the queens of vlogging. The queens of gaming.
Vlogging is no problem,
but we're going to ask you to do one in 45 seconds.
But we're going to ask you to include five words
which you do not know what they will be.
-Are you up for the challenge?
Ladies, if you'd like to take your seats.
If you look at the screen in front of you
you're going to see some words popping up.
Once those words pop up, add them to your vlog. You've got 45 seconds.
-Radz, you do the countdown.
-Ladies, in three, two, one.
-Hi, I'm Louise.
-And I'm Lizzie.
And something I hate doing at home is taking out my wheelie bin.
Oh, I do hate that as well.
It's a terrible, boring chore. I have to do it every week. How about you?
Yeah, I absolutely hate putting my blancmange in the wheelie bin...
It sounds delicious. You just want to eat it before it goes out of date.
I do love a good blancmange, though.
Often something I see when putting out the bins are squirrels.
Do your squirrels ever get inside your wheelie bin?
They certainly try.
Yes, they really do.
-What they don't like is eggs.
-We share that in common.
I also don't like egg.
I meant the squirrel, but I actually like egg.
But not as much as I love velociraptors.
They're my favourite dinosaur.
Take a seat back over here, girls. We've got some questions for you.
They genuinely didn't know what those words were going to be.
Our viewers' questions. They're very excited that you're here.
Lizzie, how did you come up with your...?
No, how did you become a vlogger?
Let's do that one first. From RedVioletViolinLobster.
I had a lot of friends that were doing it and it looked really cool
and I thought, "I'd give that a go," and it was really fun.
"Louise, how did you come up with your vlogger name?"
My blog was initially a craft blog,
so it was called Beads, Buttons and a Sprinkle of Glitter.
And then when it stopped being crafts I cut the beads and buttons
-and now it's just sprinkle of glitter.
Lizzie, RightBouncyToucan would like to know if you were to make a robot,
what would your robot do?
Probably help me with my video games. Cheating, maybe.
-Give me some good cheats.
Lizzie, thank you so much for being here. Louise too.
Lizzie's going to be doing a web chat after the show,
so make sure you're watching.
If you're going to go online make sure you do it safely.
It's cool sharing content, but don't share personal information.
If you're not sure what we're talking about
-go on the Blue Peter website...
-Oh! Well played!
You can see tips for safe interneting. Lindsey, you genius.
Always listening, you see.
That's all we've got time for. Make sure you are watching next week
because I help these rare cute little tiger cubs go out in their new
outdoor home for the first time.
Also, I conduct a choir. 6,000 strong. It's an incredible sound.
-You're going to love it.
-Plus, we'll starting a new Sport Relief game.
Make sure you're watching it.
-We'll see you next week. Wave goodbye. Bye.
-I'm going to fall!
The team are celebrating the purple badge! You, the viewers, are in control and the whole show will be dedicated with the things that you love and want to see on the show.