PETER GIBBS grew up in the Potteries, Staffordshire, where a talent for cricket took him to England Schoolboy honours. At Oxford he won a ‘blue’ in his first year and after graduating played professional cricket for Derbyshire, scoring over 10,000 runs in all including eleven centuries. He retired from the game at the age of twenty eight to concentrate on business interests before becoming a full time playwright.
He has written plays for the Hampstead and Bush theatres in London and a dozen plays for radio including ‘Supersaver’, winner of the Prix Futura at the Berlin Festival. His first screenplay, ‘Arthur’s Hallowed Ground’, was produced by David Putnam for Channel 4, and directed by Freddie Young, David Lean's Oscar-winning cinematographer. A play for television, ‘Benefit Of The Doubt’, won The Radio Times TV Script Award, and his work on the mini series ‘Tanamera’ won him the Australian Pater Prize for adaptation.
He has over a hundred broadcast television scripts to his credit including three ‘written and created’ six-part series. He was the leading contributor to ‘Heartbeat’, ITV’s long-running drama series, having written more than fifty episodes. Besides writing the screenplay of the feature film, ‘Mrs.Caldicot’s Cabbage War’, he was a prize-winner in the Kaos British Short Screenplay Competition for ‘Next Man In’. His debut novel, 'Settling the Score', is published by Methuen.
In addition to his on-going contributions to television, he has been a sports correspondent and columnist for The Sunday and Daily Telegraph and a writer of commercial training films. In 2004 he set up Redwood Films Limited to develop television and film projects.
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