Did anyone here go to school with Blue Peter's, Peter Duncan?

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Fatso posted this 29 May 2017

Did anyone here go to school with Peter Duncan of Blue Peter fame? This may be a bit niche but I think it's got mileage.

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Sadoldgit posted this 29 May 2017

LOL. Like it!  I remember that he used to go on about how good he was a football when he was on the telly, but in truth he was rubbish.

Fatso posted this 29 May 2017

So he was a liar? I wonder what else he lied about.

gavstar posted this 29 May 2017

No, sorry Fats he was 25 when I was born.  I guess that the only other thing I could add is that I associate him more with Flash Gordon than Blue Peter.  If I can find other ways to contribute to this thread then I will, but I think that's it for my part.  Love the specificity of the thread title though, too many 'broad' title threads in this place lou_wink2

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Sadoldgit posted this 29 May 2017

Wasnt there a bit of a fuss over a porn vid that was involved in (under the banner headline "Blue Peter?).

Fatso posted this 29 May 2017 - Last edited 29 May 2017

There have only been 4 views of this thread yet we already have one person who went to school with Peter Duncan. If this is an early indication then spread across the sotonians membership, I think we might be looking at a few hundred people who went to school with him. Although I'm not that great at maths, so may have worked that out wrong. Was Peter Duncan good at maths?

Sadoldgit posted this 29 May 2017

No he wasnt very good at anything except that he always got the lead in the school plays.  I seem to remember him getting a part as a band member in Stardust, follow up to That'll Be The Day as well as Flash Gordon.

Cobham Saint posted this 29 May 2017

What school(s) did he go to and when.

The fact I'm asking means I didn't go to his school or he was such a dweeb that he didn't register in my social circle (not the cool kids or the geeks, who hadn't been invented back then)

Goatboy posted this 29 May 2017

Born in May 1954 so sorry Fatso, unless he was a supply teacher escaping my memory, I cannot help. Good luck with your quest though.

Fatso posted this 29 May 2017

Originally posted by Sadoldgit

No he wasnt very good at anything except that he always got the lead in the school plays.  I seem to remember him getting a part as a band member in Stardust, follow up to That'll Be The Day as well as Flash Gordon.

 You have an almost obsessive recollection of Peter Duncan's school career. I'm beginning to suspect something.

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Dubai_Phil posted this 29 May 2017

Do I detect the sweet strains of ITK wafting in the breeze here?

gavstar posted this 29 May 2017

Originally posted by Fatso

Originally posted by Sadoldgit

No he wasnt very good at anything except that he always got the lead in the school plays.  I seem to remember him getting a part as a band member in Stardust, follow up to That'll Be The Day as well as Flash Gordon.

 You have an almost obsessive recollection of Peter Duncan's school career. I'm beginning to suspect something.

 Me too, there's too much detail and a sense of... I want to say bragging, maybe Soggy is Peter Duncan lou_surprised

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Goatboy posted this 29 May 2017

Well he's not John Noakes.

lifeintheslowlane posted this 29 May 2017 - Last edited 29 May 2017

Originally posted by Goatboy

Well he's not John Noakes.

 You're not kidding...would Peter Duncan have done this...

You try to do that with flapping flares and a twittering ring !

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Sadoldgit posted this 29 May 2017

We went to Hawes Down Secondary School in West Wickham, Kent. I am 63 so he would be 62/63. We were both in the same class in the first year and half the second year, but I moved up to the X stream at Christmas and he stayed in the A stream until he left school. This is probably my only claim to fame (apart from having two dates with Tracey Childs from Howard's Way) so I am milking it for all I can !!!

Fowllyd posted this 29 May 2017

Having grown up in Bishopstoke and attended schools there and in Eastleigh, I'm afraid that I wasn't at school with Peter Duncan of Blue Peter fame. In fact, I don't remember him from Blue Peter either. Nonetheless, I'd love to hear any anecdotes that other forum members have from their school days with Peter Duncan, of Blue Peter (and Flash Gordon, though I don't remember him from that either) fame.

Come on now everybody, share your memories!

Sadoldgit posted this 29 May 2017

Oh, I forgot. I can drop another name. I used to go to school and play football with Les Berry - Charlton centre half from the 70s!

Sadoldgit posted this 29 May 2017

While I'm at it, I also went out for a meal with film director Paul Verhoeven, his girlfriend and my cousin, who was her friend. Turns out he was actually a Paul Verhoeven impersonator and he was arrested and jailed for fraud!!

gavstar posted this 29 May 2017

Now now Soggy, let's keep this thread on track.  Start your own thread on 'going for a meal with people who aren't famous' if you must.  I'm sure everyone on this forum would have many stories along those lines lou_wink2

Dubai_Phil posted this 29 May 2017

Piss poor attempt to get onto the name drop band wagon there Soggy.

More on Peter Duncan please

lifeintheslowlane posted this 29 May 2017 - Last edited 29 May 2017

Although I am just a few years too senior to have gone to school with Peter Duncan, I would like to think if he were a few years older and spent his early years at Glenfield Infants School we would have been best buddies.

I was smart, sociable and a bit of a hit with everybody, especially with the girls as you can see from the picture. I'm sure we would have shuffled up to make room for him.

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