'He lived and breathed the programme for 36 years and took no prisoners. He had no time for egos and just wanted the best.'
This was the first time I had been in contact with a very British director - very direct in speech and very matter-of-fact about everything. Contrastingly he also had a softer side. He truly cared about my well-being and this I appreciated.
Blue Peter: Behind the Badge
‘Blue Peter: Behind the Badge’ is a revealing behind-the-scenes journey through four decades of Britain’s much-loved children’s television programme.
As a producer, director and cameraman Alex Leger has been with Blue Peter longer than anyone else. His book is a compelling account of the hits, misses and near death experiences on location with presenters who became household names.
For 36 years Alex lived this dream job; adapting to changing technologies, pushing the boundaries and producing, directing and shooting storylines around the world for an ever demanding TV audience and lived to tell the tale, the presenters might say ‘by the skin of his teeth. And their teeth.’
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