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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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 2001 The Office (TV Series)
Peter Purves
- Training (2001) ... Peter Purves
 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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Other Works:

2001-2002: Recorded narration for BBC CD releases of "The Savages" and "The Daleks Master Plan", two episodes of Doctor Who (1963) from the 1960s that no longer exist in video form. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | See more »

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[on William Hartnell] I thought Bill was definitive, to be honest. I don't think he was always the greatest actor but I think he was the definitive Doctor. See more »

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