Chair of Question Time Broadcaster and Author
Peter’s awards include being named by the Broadcasting Press Guild as the “Best Front of Camera Performer” in 1984, and the Royal Television Society’s prestigious “Judges Award” for his work on the Channel Four News – seven years in which it won an unprecedented 3 consecutive BAFTA awards In June 1989, Peter took over from Sir Robin Day as the presenter of Question Time. He continued until December 1993, when he was followed by David Dimbleby. He also copresented BBC’s 1992 General Election Night coverage with David Dimbleby and Peter Snow. Previously he had been a co-presenter on ITN’s election night programmes in 1983 and in 1987. He has worked for ITN, Channel 4 News and BBC News, where he hosted the BBC Nine O’Clock News and the Ten O’Clock News. He retired from this position in January 2003. Peter reportedly accused the BBC of ageism in response to its decision to move him from the prime slot.