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Double, double, toil and trouble
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
Today's show is going to be a Halloween spook-tacular!
And there'll be lots of ghostly goings on.
-It's a bit hot in here.
WOLF HOWLS, THUNDER RUMBLES Hello!
Trick or treat?
HE CACKLES FIENDISHLY
-Are you OK?
-OK, we're live,
it's our Halloween special and we've got loads of spooky fun coming up.
Feast your eyes, my friends, upon this wonderful delicacy.
We're going to call it a Halloween muffin with a difference,
-a trick, in fact.
-We like a trick at Halloween.
Also, there's going to be a lovely treat for you.
We've got a performance to celebrate the festival of light, Diwali.
That's coming up later in the show. It's beautiful.
We're also celebrating Max and Barney's big day out.
Max is our competition winner and that is him
having a whale of a time.
-He's driving the train.
-As well as that,
we're going to, of course, be playing our favourite game.
It's a spooky Spot Shelley. If you can see her later in the show,
get online and let us know where she is.
-You've probably noticed we're dressed up.
I've come as Count Dracula. Linds, you've come as...?
I'm a spooky, spidery witch lady. I made it up.
-Barney... Oh, has he not showed up for the live show?
-Where is he?
-There he is.
-Great costume, dude.
What are you going to be getting dressed up as this Halloween?
Jump online and let us know. We'll read out as many as we can later on.
-Barney's a ghost.
-Yeah, I know, it's awesome.
-Absolutely awesome, mate.
-No, no, as in, he's a ghost.
-Great costume, love it.
PSYCHO VIOLIN SCREECH, BARNEY CACKLES
LINDSEY SQUEALS Goodness, how's he done that?
I'm only kidding, I'm not a real ghost, I'm actually over there,
-in a different part of the studio.
-It's a very clever thing, isn't it?
-That was a good trick.
-Say hello to Pepper's ghost.
It's an old technique used in stage in Victorian times named
after the guy that developed it, John Henry Pepper.
He discovered that if you were to put a piece of glass on a stage
and then used some clever lighting,
you can make it look like there's a ghost on the stage.
Wait, how does this actually work? I don't understand.
I'm glad you asked that, Lindsey.
Light doesn't travel through glass, even though you think it does.
It kind of gets stuck halfway and creates a reflection.
It's a little bit like when you're on a train.
When you're on a train journey, you look out the window,
you can't really see your reflection, can you?
No, unless you go through a tunnel.
When it's dark on the other side,
it then makes your reflection stand out even clearer.
I'll give you an example. Let's lose the lights on my side of the studio.
-You'll see that my reflection in your shot completely disappears.
But if we bring the lights up again on my side,
-you'll notice that I start to reappear again.
That is so clever.
Also, this sheet of glass here is angled at a 45 degree,
so the camera that's shooting over here... This is Rob, by the way.
-Say hi, Rob.
-He's shooting through the glass,
so he looks at you as normal, but because it's a 45-degree angle,
it reflects this way and it picks me up as well when the lights are on.
-A very clever thing, Pepper's ghost.
-It's cool, isn't it?
You don't need a big sheet of glass at home to do this.
You can use it yourself using some plastic
and a smartphone or a tablet.
Here we have our smart tablet and you can see
there's a bit of glass there that's shaped in a cone.
The light coming up is reflected at a 45-degree angle onto the plastic
and it creates the illusion of a 3D Shelley, look at this.
Look at Shelley!
How good is that?
-It's really clever, isn't it?
-An actual hologram.
Oh, I've spotted Shelley.
No, this doesn't count as Spot Shelley.
You've got to see her later on in the show.
-This is just a lovely, dancing, spooky Shelley.
-I love her.
If you'd like to create your own 3D hologram Shelley,
all you've got to do is head online...
-There she is right there. I spotted Shelley.
If you want to, you can create the Blue Peter ship as well.
-Go and have some fun, impress your friends.
-That is amazing.
It's worth saying that this is done really well if you're in the dark,
which is getting much easier at the moment,
because the nights are so much darker and colder and longer,
so we thought, you know what?
It's time to put the Blue Peter Garden to bed
and who better for the job?
-I love George!
This year, we've been busy in the Blue Peter Garden.
There's been loads of planting and growing
with the help of expert gardener George.
So now that it's October, it's time for George and I to get back
into the Blue Peter Garden and get it all ready for winter.
I've got to say, it feels a bit different to the summer out here.
Lindsey, what are you wearing?
Oh, I thought I'd wrap up warm.
It's a bit chilly for gardening today, George.
If you're wearing all that and you still get cold,
what do you think the plants are like?
-They get cold too, you know.
-Do they really?
Yes, that's why we've come out here, to put the garden back to bed.
I'll go and get the tools and I'll meet you by the beans.
He's getting bossy.
Putting the garden to bed
is basically getting it ready for winter
and George is going to show us how.
Lindsey, what are you wearing?
No, George, we've done that joke.
-These are just my actual clothes.
-Anyway, there's three steps to putting the garden to bed.
One is harvesting,
the other is cleaning up and the other is composting.
OK, we're going to have a busy day. What's up first?
Step one, harvesting.
All summer, the BP Garden has been growing some super-tasty treats
and now it's time to pick the last of them,
just like these beans.
George, if we didn't pick these and we left these beans here all
-of winter, what would happen to them?
-They'd just die.
They wouldn't grown and they'd just shrivel up.
-It's better to pick them and eat them, basically?
Wow, look at this one!
Things like beans and rosemary grow late into the year,
so we're taking them out before the weather turns really cold.
-That'd be good.
That's bigger than my actual face.
Harvesting has "bean" a real pleasure.
"Bean", geddit? No.
OK, I'm going to leave the gags to George.
Next job, it's time to get cleaning.
Why do we have to clean up?
-Basically, we need to get everything out of here.
Some plants, such as the purple sprouting broccoli,
we have to keep in, because it will actually grow over the winter.
-OK. Let's get to work.
So that the BP Garden is in good shape for next spring,
we're taking out all the plants and their roots
that won't survive the cold months ahead.
-Oh, hello, look at that root.
Oh, that's a great one, Linds. Nice.
But everything we dig up won't go to waste,
because autumn is the perfect time to create a compost heap.
When we're cleaning the garden up,
we're putting all the things we get from the garden into the heap.
So all the plants are piled up in a container.
These will then rot and one day become compost...
I'm just going to work the ground.
..which we can then spread all over the garden
to provide food for plants.
But we're not finished there,
because this is Halloween and that can only mean one thing.
FIENDISH LAUGHTER Bats.
Whoo, that's actually quite scary.
At this time of year, bats are on the lookout for a warm place
to stay for the winter, so George has brought along bat expert Steve
and they're both dressed as bats and I don't really know why.
We've got nearly a little Batman here
and you've got a real-life one there, Steve. Can we have a look?
Yeah, that's right, here he is.
-He's tiny. Is this a baby bat?
No, this is a full-grown adult pipistrelle,
so these are the ones you'd normally see flying around your garden.
Well, that's not scary at all. They're actually quite cute.
One of the ways we can provide a home for bats is by putting up
bat boxes in our gardens and they don't have to be as big as this one.
This is rather a large one, quite heavy one and you can get
-probably 50-60 bats in a box like that.
So these are perfect to get them into your garden and attract bats
to really join in, basically?
Absolutely, it's perfect, yeah.
I think it's safe to say that the garden is well and truly
-ready for winter, isn't it?
-Thanks for teaching me the ways.
Also, George, you didn't know we were going to do this,
but a little surprise - we just want to thank you,
because you have done so much for Blue Peter.
You have changed our garden from zero to hero,
so we would like to give you your very own Blue Peter silver badge.
-Are you speechless?
-I've never seen you quiet!
Well done, George, and that, by the way, has got me
in the mood for the outdoors and if it's done you as well,
then you will love our Fan Club straight after the show, where we're
going to have a web chat with the three presenters from Autumnwatch.
By the way, I think George will be one of those.
With that in mind, by the way,
this pumpkin here was harvested from the Blue Peter garden itself,
so why not turn that into a Blue Peter bake?
Feast your eyes, my friends,
upon our very own pumpkin trick-or-treat mini muffins.
If I break this open here,
you can see that we have inside there... What's that one?
I reckon that's a pickle, a pickled onion! That one would be a trick.
-Guys, are you up for a little bit of making?
-Are you up for a little bit of baking?
High five, Becca. High five, Scarlett.
Let's rock and roll. For this, you will need the following ingredients.
You can see them all there.
There's a lot of them, so pause your TV at this point
and then write them down,
although you don't actually need all the ingredients.
Some of them are just for a little bit of added flavour,
but jump onto the Blue Peter website as well.
The very first thing you need to do is get a baking tray like this,
which I've already pre-greased.
Actually, they've got indentations in - it's a muffin tray.
I'll put that here and, ladies, if you'd like to start
your stirring, because here, we have a bowl of flour.
We'll turn that into a mixture.
If you'd like to add to it your baking powder and your salt, please.
Then stir till your heart's content.
Scarlett, over here, we've got melted butter,
we've got three eggs, we've got vanilla extract,
and we've even got sugar as well,
so would you like to do the honours and pour the vanilla in?
Fantastic, thank you very much.
There is the spatula and get stirring.
The key to this is a lot of stirring.
We don't have a lot of time, but we do have a lot of energy,
so, Scarlett, stir!
Stir faster! Stir faster!
I like your style, fantastic. I'm going to bring these bowls together.
Well done indeed, girls.
I'd like to think at this point you won't have yolks left in
when you do it, cos you'll have loads of time,
unlike me and Scarlett and Becca here.
I'll now begin to pour in the flour mixture
and I'll then stir that like so.
It's almost as if one of my muffins is going missing,
but I can't see it.
Something's here in spirit, that's definitely for sure.
So I've now poured this into a single bowl.
I'm going to split it in just a second,
because if we remind ourselves of the finished product,
there's a chocolate layer to it,
there's also a pumpkin layer to it.
So, girls, would you like to bring out the next bowls, please?
That'd be fantastic. Those are the big bowls. Thank you very much.
Becca, I'll start with your bowl.
Inside there, you've got cocoa powder,
you've also got chocolate chips,
which look absolutely fantastic there.
Then yours, Scarlett, you've got pumpkin puree,
you've got cinnamon and you've got nutmeg and if you're thinking,
"How on earth do I get pumpkin puree?" that's very simple.
You can get it out of a tin or you can even boil it from the flesh
of a pumpkin that you want to decorate for Halloween.
So I'm going to pour this into yours.
I'm going to do it roughly half and half.
That was about as inaccurate as one can get,
but it doesn't matter, cos you'll have loads of time,
so, girls, without further ado, five seconds of stir, please.
Oh, would you believe it?
You've done it fantastically well, look at that.
The finished product right there and when you've spent
a bit more time in it, you'll have a nice, smooth paste like that.
You're also going to add it to your trays.
I've done that just here. I've left two ready for you to show me here.
I'll start with the chocolate mixture just there.
By the way, this is about to be my favourite bit of the entire make.
It's where you put in your trick or your treat.
Here we have your treats
and I also have my tricks here.
Because this one might be for Barney and Lindsey,
I'm going to go for an olive,
because who wants an olive inside their muffin?
Then I'll take yours, Scarlett, that's the pumpkin mixture,
and I'll layer that on top there.
When I've filled all of the gaps,
I'll then go and get my oven gloves, because I'm going to put it into
our preheated oven, which is at gas mark four or 180 degrees,
depending upon your penchant for temperature.
Lindsey likes that, I said a bit of French.
You might want to ask an adult for help in this one,
but would you believe, these are perfectly ready.
If you're not sure exactly how long it takes,
it should be about half an hour in the oven.
I'll close that there. Or put a skewer in there.
If that skewer comes out of the sponge clean, you are good to go.
You can also tell because the cake begins to peel away at the sides.
Now, this is where the decorating comes in,
because on our finished product,
we have a little bit of icing which looks really, really nice.
So I've had a go at making our very own icing there
so on our finishing product, I will put that one just there
like so, but as they say, the proof of the pudding is in the eating,
so, Becca, high five, Scarlett, high five -
here we go, trick or treat?
Hasn't Radzi got a really relaxing voice? He should do adverts.
-It's lovely. Can we have a treat, please?
-I don't know which one to take.
-Which one's which?
-I love pickled onions.
-Here we go.
What is it?
Urgh, an olive!
What did you get?
OK, it's time to look at this week's big badge wall.
Are you, OK, Barns? This has been sent in by Rebecca.
I've got my mouth full and now I'm on the telly.
She's ten and she's sent in a microphone inspired by Liz Pichon
as well as Bellatrix. That is amazing.
You've got yourself a blue badge and I will be talking into it
-for the rest of time.
-I'm going to be sick.
-I ate a pickled onion.
Tristan from West Devon has sent this in.
It's a pottery Shelley.
It's amazing, handmade and everything.
That was the worst cake I've ever had.
LAUGHTER I don't mind olive, actually.
I'm trying to be friendly.
There's a little bit of a glaze on top
and well done, Tristan, you've got yourself a Blue Peter badge.
-I am going to be sick.
-Go and have some water.
-Off you go.
Louise from Teddington, it's like you have a crystal ball.
Look at the picture you've made here.
You knew we were going to have bats on the show,
clearly because we've got a bat dangling there
looking very happy about life. A blue badge coming your way, Louise.
By the way, it says, "Blue Peter is the best in the world."
That's a lovely thing to say, thank you.
If you think we're the best in the world and you want to get
your post into us, send it to us. The address you need is right there.
Radzi's dancing on it.
It's not just the post what you have been sending for this big badge wall
over here, but also the goo splats what you have been sending.
Let's flap over here like a bat.
-Is it a gooey map?
-It's a goo map.
-It's a map of Goo-reat Britain.
-I like your style!
-You can have that, nice.
-Here you can see spots.
Those spots resemble splats that you've sent in
and we would like this thing to be covered because we can see London
is doing very well there.
The Midlands, the North West, but we want...
We want more, send them in, please.
-I can sort that out, if you want.
-In you come, guys!
We've got a few more to add.
-Look at these costumes!
If you can stand there, if you can stand there,
-if you can stand there...
-You guys look awesome.
That's it, stand there, just over the trap door. Beautiful.
What's your name and what are you doing for Children in Need?
-Hello, Edward. What are you going to do for Children in Need?
-Your glasses are amazing.
-Selling cakes to my friends.
-Good lad. Stick your goo splat on the wall.
-Coolest glasses ever.
Well done, buddy.
Beautiful. Join Lindsey and Radzi for a party.
-Come over here, Edward.
-What's your name and what are you doing?
My name's Josh and I'm saving pocket money.
Amazing, you're saving pocket money and donating your own money.
-Good for you.
Great outfit, by the way. I used to have pyjamas like that.
-What's your name?
-My name's Tom
and for Children in Need I'm doing a sponsored run.
Amazing, well done, mate. Stick your goo on.
-Legend, well done, you.
-That's all we've got time for... Only kidding.
What's your name?
-My name is Megan.
What are you doing for Children in Need?
I'm baking a cake and selling it at my school.
-Yeah, you are.
-Stick your goo spot on there, beautiful.
-Look at that outfit as well.
-Thanks, guys. Amazing.
Please keep your goo coming in,
because we want dots to be covering this entire badge.
Download the template as well, Linds.
That's right, let us know what you're doing for Children in Need.
It's all on the website, all the details you need,
but it's worth saying you've only got until November...16th,
so hurry up and get gooey.
-Sorry, I choked on that cake!
I love this shot, I've got my own single and everything.
Right, last week's show was quite a special one,
because Max won the Big Day Out competition because he's a legend
and we thought because he won the competition,
he deserves a big day out himself.
Have a look at this.
Back in September, we launched our Big Day Out competition,
asking you to design a poster for the London Underground.
You needed to make it striking
and had to include three London landmarks.
-We received thousands of amazing entries.
-This is quite interesting.
The Blue Peter team whittled them down to a top 30,
then it was up to our head judges
to choose our winner.
We put a lot of effort into looking at every single one.
We think we've made good choices.
The standard was extremely high.
Winner chosen, it's time to tell the nation.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls,
the winner of the Blue Peter Big Day Out competition is...
Seven-year-old Max's poster stood out a mile
for its creative and original design.
His journey to see his artwork become a real poster
begins as he heads to London to meet Lindsey
at a top graphic design company.
So, what inspired him?
I based it on, like, lots of posters I've seen,
but then I put the eyes on so that it can stand out
from all the other posters.
And you also came up with a very good slogan.
It was to make it eye-catching and put a little bit of a joke on.
Would you like to go and work on your poster?
Cos we need to make it perfect, don't we?
Come on, then.
Max gets stuck in straight away,
directing the changes to his poster with graphic designer Sam.
Make the red more right.
Like all top artists, Max certainly knows what he wants.
Next stop, the big day.
After standing out amongst thousands of entries
and months of work, it's time for Max to see his poster on display,
right here at Westminster Tube Station
at the heart of the London Underground.
So what do you think?
-It's pretty cool, isn't it?
What a moment - Max's poster standing proud for all to see.
But it's not just on display here.
It's on show at some of the busiest stations on the whole network.
And for Max, his incredible day is just beginning.
I thought that because it's called the Big Day Out competition,
you and I should have a big day out as well.
And it all starts with a high five.
We're going on an access-all-areas tour
to see parts of the Underground the general public
will simply never get to see,
beginning with a control room.
This is what I call the hub of the station.
Every year, we move up to 25 million people.
Incredible, but there's no time to take that in,
because we've got a train to catch.
Look how fast he's going.
Normally, I normally walk together with people,
but because Max is so excited,
he's running away.
I've been looking forward to this all day. This bit is really special.
Max, have you ever been at the front of a train before?
That's right, Max has been given his own train for the day.
Our Blue Peter winner gets to travel like a king.
And as we're sat at the train controls,
we might as well have a bit of fun.
-TRAIN WHISTLE TOOTS
And one more time for good luck.
-Check this out!
Yeah, very cool, mate.
It's been amazing to see how this network operates,
a real once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
and that's not it for Max.
This is an art competition,
so we're heading to where London Transport
keeps all its incredible history of design.
Here we are, Max, this is the museum depot.
Transport for London don't just do Tubes,
they do all the transport for London
and have been doing over 150 years
and this building is where we can see all of that history.
Everything and anything is kept here, from the classic black cab
to some of the earliest versions of the London red bus,
but where's the conductor?
-BUS BELL RINGS
-Yes, look at that.
Mate, you look the part.
And if you've got access to all this history,
you might as well mess around a bit.
-Get out the way, you!
-HE HONKS HORN
On our way to Blue Peter. Foot down, please, driver.
After checking out the priceless antiques,
it's time for Max's final surprise
in the poster archive with museum curator Liz.
This room holds 150 years of iconic design,
from artists all over the world.
We do have one final poster to show you
and this one actually is famous, this one.
This is the most famous poster you'll ever see
on the Underground.
Do you recognise that one?
What do you think of this one?
-That one's the best.
-Is it now?
Why is it the best?
-Cos I did it!
-You're a genius.
What a day.
By putting pencil to paper and using his imagination,
Max has created something that will live on forever
in the history of the iconic London Underground.
It really is incredible what can happen
if you enter a Blue Peter competition.
This is where you turn to the camera and say, "That's a wrap."
That's a wrap.
That is a wrap indeed. Max is such a legend, isn't he?
Remember, if you see his poster and you're on the Tube,
you're travelling around London,
please, take a selfie and send it to us.
Now, autumn is of course the time for Halloween,
hence our Halloween spesh today, but it's also a very special time
for Sikhs and Hindus who celebrate Diwali, the festival of light,
so we've invited in some rather brilliant...
BP fans, please welcome to the studio,
Isabelle, Giselle, Fiona, Lisabelle, Maida, Hashitha and Hadeel.
WHOOPING Welcome to Blue Peter.
Can I just start by saying you all look stunning?
You look really beautiful. Thank you for coming on today.
You're doing a performance. Tell us more about it.
We're going to doing a South Indian classic dance called Bharathanatiyam.
It is over 3,000 years old and it used to be done in temples
to show Hindu mythological stories.
We learn Bharathanatiyam from our lovely teacher,
Mrs Prajyoti Madhusudan
I almost want a round of applause.
That was just the most beautiful link I've ever heard.
Tell us more about the dance you're going to be doing today.
Diwali is known as the festival of light
-and Bharathanatiyam is also known as the fire dance.
So we perform Bharathanatiyam especially at Diwali time.
Well, I can't wait to see that a little bit later on.
Thank you, guys, so much for coming on.
Have a beautiful Diwali this weekend. Thanks, guys!
Looking forward to that dance a bit later.
I can't see where the camera is, but I can read out your e-mails.
You've been getting in touch and telling us
what you've been doing for Halloween.
-Ivory Snowy Boing - great name- "I'm dressing up..." Hi.
"I'm dressing up as the Grand High Witch from
-"Roald Dahl's The Witches..." What a fantastic book.
-That's a scary book.
Legend of an author. "..because she is super scary." True, dat.
-Lavender Honey 123 simple says, "Cupcake!"
-I like that.
I like your style.
The Biggest Fan of CBBC says, "I'm going to be a gorilla."
-That might be my favourite.
Send us a picture.
Lavender Clever Otter - "I'm going as half skeleton, half ghost."
Yeah, that'll do, I'll have that.
Mangoes says, "I love my costume idea.
"I'm being a skeleton scarecrow
"and my best friend Iona is being a jellyfish."
Why did the skeleton not turn up to the dance?
-Cos he had "no body" to dance with.
OK. That's all we've got time for for comments this week.
Make sure, however, you are watching next week,
because there's going to be an absolute belter of a show,
including the author Jeff Kinney, who made The Diary Of A Wimpy Kid.
-He is a legend.
-He is lege.
As well, we should say that if you're struggling
for Halloween ideas, what you want to dress up as,
we've got a Halloween mask tutorial
on the BP website, so make sure you check it out.
You could be a pumpkin.
Also, one of my personal heroes, Danny MacAskill,
is going to be showing me a trick or two on his bike.
He is unbelievable. Make sure you're watching that next week.
The winner of Spot Shelley, by the way, is Blue Violet Mini Baker.
The fastest fingers I think I've ever seen in my life.
The spot shot this week was on one of the mini muffins.
-You've got sharp eyes.
Chris, Martin and Michaela from Autumnwatch are going to be
online afterwards for a web chat.
Go and check that out and also Fan Club Hour,
but if you're celebrating Diwali,
-you're going to love this.
-This is amazing. See you next week.
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