Peter Purves (Presenter)
Born 1939. Purves first became known to television audiences in 1965 as Steven Taylor, one of the early time-travelling companions in the programme Doctor Who. After leaving Doctor Who, Purves became a regular presenter on the children’s magazine programme Blue Peter from 1967 to 1978. After leaving Blue Peter, Purves presented Stopwatch and We’re Going Places and then later a spell as the front man for darts events on the BBC and as presenter of the long-running BBC1 motorcycle trials series Kick Start. He also presented much of the BBC’s darts coverage from 1975 to 1983.
His later TV career has included cameo appearances in episodes of the soap opera EastEnders and sitcom The Office. Purves has had a long association with television coverage of major dog shows such as Crufts and in 2007 his appearance as a judge on the reality TV programme The Underdog Show.