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

Published on February 5th, 2013 | by Andrew Reynolds

Peter Purves Hosts Animal Quiz Night!

Carrying on the great work started by John Broadus Watson in the field of animal cognition, keen animal lover and former Doctor Who companion Peter Purves will be hosting an Animal Quiz Night this Friday, February 8th, in North Suffolk.

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

The night is the accumulation of his life’s work in the field of animal behaviourism and represents the first solid breakthrough in his attempt to raise the intellect of all God’s creatures (I’m not sure it’s that type of quiz – Ed)

Purves’ desire to further the study of animal intelligence first began out of guilt at laughing at the now infamous visit to the Blue Peter studio by Lulu the baby Elephant.

After the event Purves was overheard remonstrating with fellow Blue Peter presenter Valerie Singleton:

“People don’t remember her keen mind, her love of Chopin and Dostoevsky; they never read the books she wrote. They just remember a zookeeper falling about in a bit of poo.”

It wasn’t until years later while hosting Crufts that he began to implementing rudimentary games and quizzes into his studies – resulting in last year’s research paper On Cannery’s & Connect 4. (Andy, you’re getting it a bit wrong… – Ed

So confident is Purves of his animal’s general knowledge that he hopes one day to enter Celebrity Who Wants to be a Millionaire with two ravens perched upon his shoulders. (Note: some of this may not be true.)

Taking place at Dennington Village Hall, tickets are £5, from Framlingham and Debenham Surgeries, and funds go to Suffolk Animal Rescue, and Saxtead and Framlingham Cats Protection.

Oh, it’s a quiz in aid of animals not for animals…right…erh…

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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.




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