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Peter Purves

Peter Purves was born in New Longton, Lancashire on 10 February 1939. After leaving school he took a four-year teacher-training course. In 1961, after only one year as a teacher, he turned to acting, initially with the Barrow-in-Furness Repertory Company and later with the Wimbleton Theatre Company. His first TV role was in Z Cars (1962) and more ... See full bio »

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Crufts Dog Show
Crufts Dog Show Himself - Presenter
Doctor Who
Doctor Who Steven Taylor / Steven / Morton Dill
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 2012 Doctor Who in America
Morton Dill / Steven Taylor / Himself
 2001 The Office (TV Series)
Peter Purves
- Training (2001) ... Peter Purves
 1997 The Lily Savage Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1997)
 1987 EastEnders (TV Series)
TV Presenter
- Episode #1.280 (1987) ... TV Presenter
- Episode #1.278 (1987) ... TV Presenter
 1979 Robbie (Short)
 1964-1967 Z Cars (TV Series)
Cord / Bus Conductor
- All Through the Night: Part 2 (1967) ... Cord
- All Through the Night: Part 1 (1967) ... Cord
- You Get All Kinds (1964) ... Bus Conductor
 1967 Girl in a Black Bikini (TV Series)
Peter Jarrett
- Episode #1.1 (1967) ... Peter Jarrett
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
Lt. Jeff Ainsley
- Achilles' Heel (1966) ... Lt. Jeff Ainsley
 1965 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
- Luther (1965)
 1965 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
- Castles in the Air (1965) ... Brian
 1964 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
 1964 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
- The Girl in the Picture (1964) ... Danny
 1964 The Villains (TV Series)
Terry Buckley
- Red Hot Winter (1964) ... Terry Buckley
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Show Show Self (55 credits)
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Appeared in BBC Radio 4 comedy series "Radio Shuttleworth". See more »

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6' 1" (1.85 m)

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It was an extraordinary place, the BBC, in the Sixties and Seventies, it really was. It was the place to work and the standards were very, very high. I think it was the golden age of television to a large extent. We can do things technically now that are so much better and so on and so on and so on, I don't think television has actually improved. I think it was wonderful then. See more »

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