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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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Girl in a Black Bikini Peter Jarrett
(1967)
Doctor Who Steven Taylor / Steven / Morton Dill
(1965-1966)
EastEnders Presenter
(1987)
(1965)

Filmography

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 2001 The Office (TV Series)
Peter Purves
- Training (2001) ... Peter Purves
 1987 EastEnders (TV Series)
Presenter
- Episode #1.281 (1987) ... Presenter
- Episode #1.280 (1987) ... Presenter
- Episode #1.278 (1987) ... Presenter
 1979 Robbie (Short)
Narrator
 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 #1.2 (1967) ... Peter Jarrett
- Episode #1.1 (1967) ... Peter Jarrett
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
Lt. Jeff Ainsley
- Achilles' Heel (1966) ... Lt. Jeff Ainsley
 1965-1966 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Steven Taylor / Steven / Morton Dill
- The Savages: Episode 4 (1966) ... Steven Taylor
- The Savages: Episode 3 (1966) ... Steven Taylor
- The Savages: Episode 2 (1966) ... Steven Taylor
- The Savages: Episode 1 (1966) ... Steven Taylor
- The O.K. Corral (1966) ... Steven
 1966 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Gang member
- The Reluctant Witness (1966) ... Gang member (uncredited)
 1965 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
- Luther (1965)
 1965 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Brian
- Castles in the Air (1965) ... Brian
 1964 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Private
 1964 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Danny
- The Girl in the Picture (1964) ... Danny
 1964 The Villains (TV Series)
Terry Buckley
- Red Hot Winter (1964) ... Terry Buckley
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Personal Details

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 »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | See more »


Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

Funnily enough, I've always said I think Sylvester McCoy was the nearest to Bill (William Hartnell) in the performance he gave as the Doctor. Everyone else tried to move away from him, so when Bill left eventually you got Patrick Troughton in there. Patrick tried very hard not to be Bill and everyone else was their own individual. When Sylvester came along I always felt that that was the nearest ... See more »

Trivia:

His favourite Doctor Who (1963) serial was Doctor Who: War of God (1966) (better known as "The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve"), which was a historical script credited to John Lucarotti. The story was completely wiped by the BBC during the 1970s.

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