is reputed to have appeared in a number of television adverts in Europe
(Germany and Ireland) and America when he
decided to concentrate on acting but we currently have no further
information about these.
did however appear in a magazine campaign consisting of four
different adverts for Player’s cigarettes in 1967.
evening Diana was looking through some old issues of the Radio Times
at Westminster Reference Library, searching for further info on Anne
and Peter’s television roles.
She turned a page, glanced at a picture and thought, “Oh
that looks a bit like Peter”, took a closer look and literally
almost fell of the chair when she realised it really was him.
She hurriedly looked further and found two more
advertisements featuring him (see below!).
A fourth was discovered a few months later.
had a similar reaction when Diana later showed her the adverts at
visited Diana the first time February/March 2003 and she took me to
the library, showed me where I could find everything and promised me
a surprise. She came with a book containing Radio Times issues from
the 60s. When she showed me the first advertisement from Player’s
I almost screamed. The only things I wanted then were copies of the
3 advertisements but on the book it said: Copying Prohibited. But I
had a plan……………
went over to the counter, carrying the book with great caution and
asked the librarian if I please could copy the advertisements. It
was not allowed. Then I told him I came from Holland, was searching
all kinds of info for my collection and...........
I could say more the librarian took the book, had a good look at it
and said: “Okay, you can copy the advertisements as long as you
promise to handle the book like a baby”. I almost kissed the man
and waved at an anxious looking Diana. We handled the book with care
and made many copies that evening.
© Radio Times
© Radio Times
were very grateful to be given special permission to copy the adverts but we
longed to obtain the originals. Fortunately,
we have since managed to track down issues of the Radio Times containing the
four ads and they are proudly on display in our homes.
may well have appeared in other advertisements - we continue our search for
DR and MvH