It’s March 2020, and the Watchers in the Fourth Dimension have reached the end of Steven Taylor’s time as the Doctor’s companion. With COVID-19 running rampant across the world, and everyone (hopefully) practicing social distancing, we are here to help you stave off boredom for an hour, by bringing you a special bonus episode, in which Anthony interviews the man who played Steven himself, Peter Purves!
Their conversation meanders through Peter’s career in theatre and in TV, starting with his time in repertory theatre, to Doctor Who, and into presenting the likes of Blue Peter, Record Breakers, and the Crufts Dog Show, before finally coming back to Doctor Who through Big Finish’s audio productions. This convention panel-length interview is truly something to keep you entertained at home during this time.
As a thank you to Peter for his time, we made a $200 donation to Dogs for Good, a charity providing assistance dogs to those in need. If you would like to support this worthy cause, please follow the link and click on “Donate now.”
Peter’s time on Doctor Who can be found through the following media:
- The Chase is available on DVD in a box set with The Space Museum (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3DVfBIJ | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3j6CP6w)
- The Time Meddler DVD (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3aNJka0 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3DUrxui)
- The Ark DVD (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3BU70p5 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3jcweY8)
- The Gunfighters is available on DVD on its own through Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3n4JaAG), as part of the Earth Story box set (alongside the 5th Doctor story The Awakening) through Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3FZPjXp).
- Galaxy 4: episode 3 – available as a special feature on The Aztecs Special Edition DVD (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2YWrfni | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3voZn7F) – also available for streaming on Britbox UK.
- The Daleks Master Plan: episodes 2, 4, and 10; The Celestial Toymaker: episode 4 – all available on the Lost in Time DVD (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3pea8s9 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3pmd2em) – no streaming available.
- Available on The Lost TV Episodes – Collection 1 (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3DSPBh2 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3AUSFY1)
- Galaxy 4 – episodes 1, 2, and 4
- The Myth Makers – all episodes;
- Available on The Lost TV Episodes – Collection 2 (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3BT5dAh | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3vlQnzY)
- The Daleks’ Master Plan – episodes 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, and 12
- The Massacre – all episodes
- The Celestial Toymaker – episodes 1-3
- The Savages – all episodes
The list of Peter’s work with Big Finish can be found at BigFinish.com (https://bit.ly/3aQuFL6). Peter specifically mentioned Daughter of the Gods (https://bit.ly/3pfEw5q), and The First Wave (https://bit.ly/3DTZUkR).
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