Blind since his birth in 1947, Peter began his broadcasting career working as a freelance reporter for BBC Radio Solent in 1971. He went on to edit and produce Channel 4's Same Difference, a programme on disability and Central Television's Link, a magazine for disabled people. In 1995 he was appointed as the BBC's Disability Affairs Correspondent, a post he has held ever since.
In 1998 he was honoured with an MBE for his services to broadcasting and disability. In 2001 he won the Gold Sony Speech Broadcaster of the Year, and, in 2007 won (together with his producer Cheryl Gabriel) the One World Media Radio Documentary Award for their remarkable documentary, Unseen China.
Apart from broadcasting Peter regularly is a contributor to a number of national newspapers including The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Daily Express, Sunday Times and The Independent.
Peter is constantly in demand for after dinner speaking engagements, chairing conferences and keynote speeches for a huge variety of organizations, as well as voice over work. See the links on the left.