Peter John PURVES

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1939-02-10
Education Arnold Sch Blackpool, Alsager Teachers Training Coll (DipEd)
Publications Publications Tess, The Story of a Guide Dog (1980); ed Peter Purves' Mad About Dogs (monthly, 1997-99), Here's One I Wrote Earlier (autobiography, 2009)
Recreations theatre, cinema, dog shows
Clubs Kennel
Style Peter Purves, Esq
Career producer, writer, director, actor and presenter; began in repertory theatre Barrow in Furness 1961-63, London Theatre and TV 1963-65; md Purves Wickes Video Projects Ltd 1984-; specialist presenters trainer BBC Elstree 1993-, princ tutor London Acad of Radio, Film and TV 2004; cruise ship speaker for Saga, Thomson, P&O and Cunard 2011-; official commentator: The Royal Show Stoneleigh 1993-2005, The Royal Bath and West of England Show Shepton Mallet 1997-2005, The Great Yorkshire Show Harrogate 2000, All About Dogs Brentwood 2001-06, Discover Dogs 2004-06 and 2008, The Wag and Bone Show 2005-06 and 2008, Guide Dogs Gala Day 2005-06 and 2008, Notcutts All About Dogs 2006-08; host and presenter: Tails of Achievement 2006-08, Guide Dog of the Year 2007-08, The Cold Wet Nose Show 2008; princ commentator: Suffolk Dog Day 2010, The Royal Anniversary Tst Guildhall London 2010, 2012 and 2014, Dunwich Heath Nat Tst Fun Day 2014-; pres: Rugby Animal Tst, Radio Nene Valley 1996, Canine Supporters Charity 1997-; memb bd New Wolsey Theatre Company Ipswich 2000-, princ Expertise (speaker/presentation consult), vice-patron Dog for the Disabled; Theatre incl: various pantomimes 1978- (incl dir: Jack and the Beanstalk (Theatre Royal Plymouth) 2005-06, Snow White (Orchard Theatre Dartford) 2007-08), Once in a Lifetime (Blackpool) 1981, prodr Bobby Davro's Not in Front of the Children 1993, Dick Whittington (Harpenden) 2012; Television BBC incl: Dr Who 1965-66, Blue Peter 1967-78, Special Assignments 1976-79, Crufts Dog Show 1976- (princ presenter and commentator 2005-, also presenter for Animal Planet TV USA 2005-), We're Going Places 1978-80, Stopwatch 1978-81, Kickstart 1978-92, darts presenter 1979-84, Ten Glorious Years 1989, Superdogs 1990-93, Crimewatch Midlands 1989-91, Blue Peter Theme Night 1998, The Office 2001, Fun at the Funeral Parlour 2001, Children in Need 2001, This is Dom Jolly 2003, The Way We Travelled 2003, Britain on the Box 2003, Inside Out 2003, The Underdog Show 2007, Blue Peter Quiz 2008, Doctor Who 50th anniversary programmes 2013 and ongoing, Celebrity Antiques Road Trip 2013, Celebrity Pointless 2013; other credits incl: Makers (HTV) 1983-84, Work Out (HTV) 1985, Babble (Channel 4) 1985-87, Pets Go Public (Channel 5) 1998-, Breed All About It (Discovery Channel) 1998-, Wild At Heart (Anglia) 2002, Kitchen Confidential (Anglia) 2002, The All New Harry Hill Show (ITV) 2003, RI:SE (C4) 2003, Pet Rescue (C4) 2003, The Doctor Who Story (BBC) 2004, TV's Greatest Moments (Five) 2004, The Evel Knievel Story (Five) 2004, Retire Abroad (Overseas Property TV) 2006, Destination Lunch (Overseas Property TV) 2006, presenter CLA Game Fair (Horse and Country TV) 2008, Discovery Dogs (Horse and Country TV), Crufts Dog Show Live Webcast (Sunset and Vine TV); Radio presenter BBC Radio Northampton 1995-97, presenter Predictions for 2000 - The Tomorrow People (BBC Radio documentary) 2005, presenter Peter Purves' Advice Line Jack FM 2014; narrator BBC audio CD: Dr Who - The Massacre, Dr Who - The Myth Makers, Dr Who - The Celestrial Toymaker, Dr Who - The Dalek Masterplan, Dr Who - The Savages; narrator Big Finish Dr Who Companion Chronicles: Mother Russia (with Tony Millan, 2007), The Suffering (with Maureen O'Brien, 2010), The Perpetual Bond, The Cold Equations and The First Wave (trilogy with Tom Allen, 2011), Tales from the Vault 2011, The 5 Companions (with Jean Marsh and Peter Davison) 2011, The Anachronauts (with Jean Marsh) 2012, The Return of the Rocket Men (with Tim Trelour) 2012, Upstairs (with Maureen O'Brien) 2013, The War to End All Wars (2013), The Light at the End (with five doctors, 2014), The Bounty of Ceres (2014), An Ordinary Life (with Jean Marsh, 2014)
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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