Peter Jukes is a dramatist, screenwriter and journalist based in London. He covered the Hacking scandal and Leveson Inquiry for Newsweek/DailyBeast and livetweeted half a million words from the subsequent trial. For this he was named Reporter of Year on Twitter and social media by the Press Gazette.
Peter was nominated for several awards for crowd funding his live Twitter coverage of all 130 days of the phone hacking trial. He details his experience, and the backstage drama of the most expensive and longest running completed criminal trial in British history, 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.” He is also a dramatist for radio and television, whose award winning credits include In Deep, Bad Faith, Waking the Dead and Sea of Souls. 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.
Peter is currently working with Alastair Morgan on a ten-part podcast covering the true crime story of the murder of Daniel Morgan, entitled – UNTOLD: THE DANIEL MORGAN MURDER
The podcast investigates the murder of the Welsh private investigator Daniel Morgan on March 10, 1987.
Over the three decades since Daniel was killed, five failed police investigations and an ongoing panel inquiry, his has become the most investigated murder in British history. The story moves from back streets of London, through the highest echelons of Scotland Yard, to the offices of Rupert Murdoch’s best selling newspapers, to the doors of Number Ten Downing Street.
You can listen to the podcast here – untoldmurder.com
Assistant's name: Laura McNeill
Telephone number: 020 7344 1033
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The phone hacking scandal that closed News of the World was big, that was just the tip of the iceberg. At the bottom of that iceberg of ‘dark arts’ – hacking, burglary, bugging, and bribing bent cops – is the body of Daniel Morgan. It’s been described by an Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police as “one of the most disgraceful episodes in the entire history of the Metropolitan Police Service.” Over the three decades since Daniel was killed, five failed police investigations and an ongoing panel inquiry, his has become the most investigated murder in British history. The story moves from back streets of London, through the highest echelons of Scotland Yard, to the offices of Rupert Murdoch’s best selling newspapers, to the doors of Number Ten Downing Street. If you haven’t heard this story, ask yourself, why?