Peter Purves played Steven Taylor and went on to present Blue Peter from 1967-1978

See a Television Legend in Panto!

Funny how time flies fast isn’t it? It’s probably fastest of all for a Time Lord, but for us mere mortals it still goes by at an astonishing rate. It seems like it was Christmas last month, New Year’s Eve a few weeks ago and Easter yesterday.

Peter Purves went on to present Blue Peter from 1967-1978But, all those events have been and gone, the future’s the thing to look to and plans have to be made if you want to have something to look forward to which is exactly what the good people at the Harpenden Public Halls are doing by announcing their pantomime special six and a half months ahead of the event!

From the 15th– 22nd December the theatre, in association with Act One Pantomimes, will be performing their very special take on that old classic, Dick Whittington. Starring in the fun will be Cerrie Burnell (CBeebies) as The Fairy of The Bells, pantomime dame Richard Aucott and one legend in the form of Steven Taylor himself, Peter Purves as Alderman Fitzwarren, hooray (or is that booooo?)!

Purves appeared in Doctor Who from 1965-1966 and a few years later became part of the furniture at Blue Peter where he remained until 1978. He is also well known as the voice of Crufts, hosted the trial bike show Kickstart and once claimed on this very website that he wanted to play the Doctor!

With big bold songs, a live band and some great set design, this will be the perfect way for any Doctor Who fan to start off their Christmas fun and with tickets at £10.00 you can’t ask for a better deal!

You can book your tickets by either calling the box office on 01582 767525 or visiting the company website


What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!

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