About Peter

Welcome to my website. I hope you enjoy reading it, and that you find what you are looking for.

My most recent venture in the Theatre has been to appear in  “Once Seen on Blue Peter” – a play by Tim Whitnall, at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 where it received 5 star reviews.  

I visited The BBC at Media City in Salford Quays  recently and was flattered and thrilled to discover I was included in the Blue Peter Gold Badge Walk of Fame outside the studios, and leading to the BP garden.

On the GOLD BP Badge Walk

 

DOCTOR WHO  (Peter was companion to the original Doctor, William Hartnell)

BLUE PETER ( Presented the show for ten and a half years, 1967-78 )

WITH ANIMALS  ( Remember Lulu, the baby elephant from Chessington? and much more)

IN SPORT (From his own series Stopwatch, Kickstart, Darts, etc….)

IN THE THEATRE  (from Weekly Repertory to Pantomime star, Director, to Edinburgh Fringe)   

FULL CV (Short biog and detailed CV (ongoing)

CONTACT DETAILS

EMail: peter@peterpurves.net

Twitter:  @purves_peter

 

With woody, one of my lovely Standard Wire-Haired Dachshunds

With more than 2500 TV appearances and a background in the theatre and TV acting, Peter is one of the UK’s most experienced Presenters and Speakers. In a career that now spans 60 years, he has been involved in many TV shows that have developed into cult status including 46 episodes of Doctor Who (1965/66; Blue Peter (1967 – 1978), Kickstart (1978 – 1991) and Crufts Dog Show, where he celebrated his 40th consecutive year as Presenter and commentator in March 2018.

He has been in demand as a speaker , both at special events and After Dinner, as well as being a guest speaker on many Cruise ships (P&O, Cunard, Thomson, and Saga) . And he is a specialist and an in-demand Arena Host for Outdoor dog events.

with his much loved, late Newfoundland, Kent – Karazan Superman

I have taken note of the following from Pip Madeley on Twitter. I am unable to edit the early part of my CV from an earlier website so I acknowledge the omission here. Thanks Pip. x

Your CV is incredible, Peter! 😲 I did spot one omission, your memorable appearance in ‘Phoenix From The Flames’ on “Fantasy World Cup” (ITV 1998) with Baddiel & Skinner, see here: (skip to 21mins 30secs in) 😁