Peter Gibbs grew up in the Potteries where a passion for cricket took him to England Schoolboy honours. Later at Oxford he won a ‘blue’ in each of his university years. After graduating he worked for Rolls Royce and combined this with playing professional cricket for Derbyshire, scoring 10,000 runs including eleven centuries.
At twenty-eight he retired from the game to run his own business before becoming a full-time playwright. Two of his stage plays have been premiered in London at the Bush and Hampstead theatres. The BBC has produced a dozen of his radio plays 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. A play for television, Benefit of the Doubt, won the Radio Times TV Script Award and his work on Tanamera
won him the Australian Pater Prize for adaptation.
More recently he scripted a feature film, Mrs Caldicot’s Cabbage War and was a prize-winner in the Kaos British Short Screenplay Competition for Next Man In. He has more than a hundred television scripts to his credit including three ‘written and created’ six-part series and was the lead writer on Heartbeat, Yorkshire Television’s long-running drama series.