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Here's One I Wrote Earlier: Peter Purves My Autobiography

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Peter Purves is perhaps best known for his 10 year stint as part of the Blue Peter 'Dream Team' with Valerie Singleton and John Noakes. Following his departure from Blue Peter he famously presented another kids favourite 'Kickstart' and 'Junior Kickstart'. Here he looks back at his career and fascinating life.
Hardcover, 262 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Green Umbrella Publishing
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Apr 20, 2013 Victoria rated it really liked it
Peter Purves admits right from the beginning that he's not one for looking much at the past - he doesn't keep a diary or a lot of memorabilia. This book is written entirely from his memory.

Purves writes as if he's telling you a story and, if you're familiar with his voice, you can hear it in your head as you read. It makes the book somewhat disjointed at times. Towards the end particularly he'll run through his entire, several year involvement with a project then realise he's jumped forward to
Robin Fox
This should appeal if you are a dog-lover, a "Doctor Who" historian and / or you remember "Blue Peter" from the Purves / Noakes / Singleton / Judd era.
Nov 19, 2014 M rated it really liked it
Shelves: biography, non-fic
A jolly book and enjoyable, interesting for the sidelights on the programmes.
Nicholas Whyte
May 16, 2015 Nicholas Whyte rated it really liked it

Growing up, I knew Peter Purves as one of the presenters of Blue Peter two afternoons a week. It wasn't until after he had left, I think, that I became aware before I was born he had been a regular on Doctor Who, as Steven Taylor, one of the companions to the First Doctor. I was delighted when he was practically the first person I met at Gallifrey One in 2013. I think he's also the earliest of the regular actors on Who to have written an autobiography. (
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Jun 21, 2013 Grey Wolf rated it it was amazing
This was very interesting, especially for his memories of being in Doctor Who, and I grew up with him being on Blue Peter so all his memories of that were very much a journey in reminiscing
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A bit of a ramble through the author's life. Interesting in parts but I will not be rereading this book.
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He first became well-known to television audiences in the mid-1960s as Steven Taylor in Doctor Who.

After leaving Doctor Who, Purves became a regular presenter on the children's magazine programme, Blue Peter, and was one of the longest-serving, lasting from 1967 to 1978. For much of that time, he co-presented with John Noakes and Valerie Singleton, and was so closely associated with the programme,
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