Peter is a scriptwriter who has developed a career after some twenty years in the social welfare field where he rose to senior management with a local authority. He is also an experienced teacher and a qualified social worker.
His credits straddle the spectrum including sit com, comedy drama, soaps, medical drama and cop shows. His original work straddles the same spectrum from comedy and social dramas to thrillers. Many have been optioned by leading Indies and/or broadcasters but none have yet hit the screen. He lives in hope.
He has an MA in Screenwriting from The London College of Printing, where, for the past nine years, he has been an associate lecturer on the MA Screenwriting course as well as a visiting tutor for Goldsmiths University. He has been a guest speaker for numerous workshops and writers' groups and has consulted for an international charity developing a drama series in Sri Lanka aimed at peace and reconciliation between conflicting communities. He was writer in Residence for Action for Children, a joint initiative funded by the BBC Writers Room and Action for Children to get disadvantaged young people to write their own scripts.
Peter received a European Script Fund Award for Hotel California, a feature film and is joint winner of the 1997 PAWS drama award.
television - genre: drama series
TELEVISION: Doctors - Coronation Street (99 episodes, including the millennium one-hour special) - Casualty (39 epsiodes) - Heartbeat - Taggart (50th anniversary episode) - The Bill - Lost in France (8 episodes) - London Bridge (10 episodes) - Springhill (8 episodes)
ORIGINAL WORK: Shot (Original 3 part thriller, ITV) - Cain (A thriller series, Lime Pictures) - Shangri la la la (Comedy / drama, TV2AM) - The Consultant (Thriller series, Yo Yo Media) - The Beloved (Original 3 part series)
RADIO: Who Cares (Radio 4 afternoon theatre) Radio Times 'pick of the day' and BBC 'drama of the week'. Nominated and shortlisted for the Imison Award 2014 for Best Drama by a writer new to radio.)