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Duncan Dares

POST-BLUE PETER green chequered trouser era PETER DUNCAN daredevil portfolio. Brave Pete did stuff The Kids had requested, i.e. pretend to be James Bond, drive a car across the sea and walk on hot coals to much pain.



  1. Chris

    December 8, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Copy of Duncan dares as a firefighter

  2. Richard16378

    December 9, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    I remember he also tried being a truck racer & a tight rope walker.

    There was a spin-off book with write up of some episodes, complete with a “Don’t Try This At Home!” warning at the front.

  3. Chris

    February 4, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Where can I get a copy of Duncan dares as a firefighter

  4. Marc Ricketts

    July 19, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    I remember Duncan dares. Whats this bit he drives a car at sea. And it didin,t work out?

  5. Richard16378

    July 22, 2016 at 12:42 am

    Peter tried driving a modified VW Beetle at sea (can’t remember if it was the Channel or the Irish Sea) but it sunk on the way.

    • Joanne Gray

      February 11, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      I think it was the Channel. Easy to see where the Top Gear lads got their inspiration from.

  6. Droogie

    April 20, 2023 at 8:32 pm

    Always felt sorry that Peter never got the love and nostalgia that John Noakes did. There’s a Blue Peter clip of him cleaning the face of Big Ben that matches Noakes up Nelson’s Column for thrills. I remember the tabloids going after him when he became a BP presenter for appearing in 2 racy adult movies as a young actor – Stardust with David Essex and a dodgy Stanley Long soft porn comedy called On The Game.

  7. Richardpd

    April 20, 2023 at 10:30 pm

    One of the easier dares was a route march with some soldiers, Peter had to carry an iron crook on a strap with him as the Army wouldn’t allow him to carry a rifle.

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