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VIRTUALLY DEAD
Crime-scene photographer Michael Kapinsky, suffering after the death of his wife, is persuaded to enter the online virtual world of Second Life to participate in a new kind of group therapy. Once there, he discovers a chilling connection between crime scenes he has attended real life, and scenes depicted in the virtual world. When he uncovers a series of killings and a financial scam that is netting the murderer millions of dollars, Michael finds that both in Second Life and in real life, someone is out to kill him.






In order to research VIRTUALLY DEAD, Peter created the avatar of Flick Faulds in Second Life and opened a Private Detective Agency.  He worked for over a year as a private eye, mastering surveillance and tailing techniques and taking on real cases for clients from all over the world.  His cases included missing persons, marital infidelity, stalking and harrassment.  He had a hundred percent record of success.


Machair

(1992 - 1996)
99-edipsode Gaelic television Drama Serial
Co-Creator/Writer/Producer
May co-created the
99-episode drama with his wife Janice Hally.  He then led a 70-strong cast and crew to the Outer Hebrides of the Northwestern coast of Scotland to film the show entirely on location. 
The show made history as the first major Gaelic Language drama serial.
It was produced by Scottish Television and broadcast in prime time with English subtitles.
Machair achieve a 30% audience share and made into the Top Ten in TV viewers' ratings.




The Noble Path (1992) Novel
Novel set in South-East Asia during the rise and fall of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. Published by Piatkus(UK).


Take The High Road (1980 - 1992) Drama Serial
Scriptwriter/Story Editor/Script Editor
Drama Serial produced by Scottish Television. Script Editor between 1981 and 1986, and Story Editor between 1986 and 1988, when the show was at the peak of its success, being broadcast twice weekly in all ITV regions and regularly achieving afternoon audience figures in excess of six million. Between 1980 and 1992, wrote more than 200 episodes.


The Ardlamont Mystery (1985) Dramatisation
A single play dramatisation of a real-life murder produced by BBC Scotland for the BBC Network as part of a series titled MURDER NOT PROVEN.


Squadron (1982) Drama Series
Writer/Co-Creator
Produced by BBC London for the Network, this was a drama series of ten one-hour episodes about an RAF rapid deployment squadron.


Hidden Faces (1981) Novel
A political thriller set in Brussels. Published by Piatkus (UK).


Fallen Hero (1979) Novelisation
This was a novelisation of the Granada television series of the same name, written by Brian Finch. Published by N.E.L.(UK).


The Reporter (1978) Novel
A novel based upon characters created for the BBC television drama series, THE STANDARD. Published by Corgi (UK).


The Standard (1978) Drama Series
Writer/Co-Creator
Made by BBC Scotland for the BBC Network, this was a thirteen-part drama series of one-hour episodes set in a newspaper office.



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