Go With Noakes - The Red Arrows

Go With Noakes - The Red Arrows

Go With Noakes was a BBC Television children's programme, broadcast between 28 March 1976 and 21 December 1980.


A documentary series, it was presented by John Noakes initially alongside, then following his departure from, Blue Peter in 1978. Broadly similar to the reports he made for that programme, each episode had an adventure-based outdoor theme in keeping with Noakes's reputation on Blue Peter as a man of action. Noakes was accompanied on each instalment by Shep the dog, who had left Blue Peter at the same time.

It began on 28 March 1976, and ran for five series and 30 episodes, ending on 21 December 1980.[1] A similar series entitled Duncan Dares hosted by one of Noakes's successors on Blue Peter, Peter Duncan, followed in 1986.

The theme-tune for the series was the popular Yorkshire folk song On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at, a reference to Noakes's own Yorkshire heritage.