I joined the police a long, long time ago. The world was very different back then. Some police behaviour was frankly shameful, while some was truly heroic. I found myself in the midst of the Brixton riots of 1981. That weekend changed my life forever.

Peter Bleksley

About Peter

Soon afterwards I was promoted to detective, and soon after that Scotland Yard came calling. At the Yard I embarked on a career working undercover. International drug baron, contract killer, trader in arms, counterfeit currency and handler of high-value stolen goods, I portrayed them all for over a decade. I became the most commended cop of my generation.


Then it all went wrong. The FBI discovered a plot to murder me and I entered the witness protection programme. My police career was coming to an end.


In 2001 my autobiography was published, and I entered the world of the media. I began to commentate on crime, policing and more, and I worked, and still do, as a story consultant to TV and film production companies. My autobiography, The Gangbuster, was published in 2001, and continues to sell. I have written two more books, On The Run and To Catch a Killer which was published in 2018.


In recent years I have written three plays for BBC Radio 4, and in 2015 I became involved in a new programme for Channel 4, entitled Hunted. I left that show in 2018 to pursue other opportunities.
I am now the presenter of New Scotland Yard Files on CBS Reality.


I have made it my life’s work to hunt down Kevin Parle. I shall not rest until he is captured. ‘Manhunt; Finding Kevin Parle’ is an award winning BBC podcast about my hunt for him. Please follow this link to listen to the first 12 episodes –  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/series/p054dybk Manhunt will return after lockdown is lifted.

The Award winning BBC Podcast

Click the button below to listen to the award winning BBC podcast, Manhunt, Finding Kevin Parle

Books by Peter

The ease with which Peter is producible is immense. He is such a pleasure and accessible in allowing his story and his natural charisma to be directed to suit, making it a joy to work with him. We would definitely welcome the chance to work with him again.
Diana Carter
C+I Channel

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