TV: P is for... Paddles Up By TV Cream Posted on April 16, 2009 Share Tweet Share Share Email Comments ON BBC1 FROM 1980s AS KICK START was to junior motorcycling, so PADDLES UP was to canoeing. Starred PETER PURVES in post-BLUE PETER pre-grey hair electricity ads mode, and a load of kids in wetsuits drowning. Always filmed near Llangollen. Related Items:1980s, BBC1, Peter Purves, The great outdoors Share Tweet Share Share Email Recommended for you Look, Stranger! Invaders, The Domesday Detectives, The Click to comment 0 Comments Jon October 5, 2012 at 7:52 pm I was under the impression that Paddles up was filmed on the Tryweryn near Bala?! Great programme though – used to watch it with the whole family! Reply Graham September 25, 2014 at 10:50 pm Watching Paddles Up was very educational and I believe young people do white water rafting in Northampton. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.