"I didn’t have many friends when I was young. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given that I have Asperger Syndrome. I was lonely and miserable and having a difficult time at both home – my father was an abusive alcoholic – and at school, where I was bullied. I wrote letters to my favourite programme, Blue Peter. It didn’t hurt that it also had links to my other favourite, Doctor Who, and still does. [...] The first Blue Peter badge I won was the Green badge, for writing about the environment ..."I'd like to think that kids still have same connection with the show that we used to [via].