Journalist and screenwriter
Peter Jukes is a British journalist and screenwriter. His many television credits include devising and writing IN DEEP (subsequently developed with Paul Haggis for the USA network) the first two episodes of the first series of the Emmy award winning WAKING THE DEAD, BAFTA award winning SEA OF SOULS, and the first episodes of INSPECTOR LYNLEY with original storylines. As a journalist he has written regularly for various newspapers and magazines, including Newsweek, New Statesman, The Daily Beast, Politico, The New Republic and was nominated for several awards for his coverage of the phone hacking trial in London, the longest and most expensive criminal trial in British history, recounted in his book Beyond Contempt. His previous 2012 book, The Fall of the House of Murdoch, was described by the former Sunday Times editor Sir Harold Evans as “a roaring great read.” His account of living in the modern city, A Shout in the Street (Faber & Faber, 1990), was called “a dream of a book” by John Berger. He lives in London.