An Afternoon with Peter Purves
During an illustrious career that has spanned over sixty years, Peter Purves has become one of the country’s most popular presenters and actors, having appeared on our television screens in more than 2500 programmes. These include the golden age of Blue Peter between 1967 and 1978, with John Noakes, Valerie Singleton and Lesley Judd, over forty episodes of Doctor Who, with the original Doctor William Hartnell, and last year Peter celebrated his fortieth anniversary as TV presenter and commentator of the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts.
Plus not forgetting sports programme Stopwatch, holiday series We’re Going Places, the motorbike trials show Kickstart, quiz show Babble, and his lifelong love of dogs – Blue Peter’s Petra was his first!
Most recently Peter has been hosting Countryfile Live and appearing in the new play Once Seen On Blue Peter too.
Join Peter at Epsom Playhouse for an afternoon of wonderful memories and fascinating insights into the world of television, filming around the globe, and a life and career spent on both sides of the TV cameras.
In Act 1 Peter Purves will be interviewed about his life and times from throughout his career, while Act 2 will be a treat for Doctor Who fans, as Peter will be discussing his days as a member of the TARDIS crew from 1965-1966.