• Interviewee

    Peter Purves

  • Portrayed

    Steven Taylor in Doctor Who, 1965-1966

Peter Purves is instantly recognised by millions as a presenter of children’s and factual television programmes, the most famous being Blue Peter.

What most people don’t know is that Peter spent many years as an actor before Blue Peter changed his life. One of those acting parts was as Steven Taylor in Doctor Who.

In his country home, Peter chats to Nicholas Briggs about his long and varied career including: his casting in Doctor Who, his frustration as Steven’s character was watered down, working with William Hartnell and life as a producer in his own right.

Technical details, RTP 0130

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