Levy feels as Yorkshire as they come . . . all thanks to a high-risk
strategy by a now-famous MP!
Peter, now the presenter of the all-new East
Yorkshire version of BBC Look North, has lived in "God's
Country" since his late teens.
He had applied for a job on a new commercial
radio station in the patch and was interviewed by renowned
broadcaster Austin Mitchell, now the high-profile Labour MP
across the Humber in Great Grimsby.
To Peter's surprise, he was hired and found himself with a career
in broadcasting instead of the acting career he had set out
TV soon followed and for years, he's been
the familiar daytime BBC news reader throughout Yorkshire
and Lincolnshire, as well as having his own BBC radio show.
Now, he's moved to Hull full time for BBC
Look North's new nightly news programme from studios in the
Long gone are those teenage acting days when
Peter played in some of the TV classics like Dixon Of Dock
Green, The Mike Yarwood Show, Comedy Playhouse and Man About
He says of the new Look North: "The area
deserves it and I'm pleased to be an integral part of it all.
I've got a flat in Victoria Dock and it's a really fantastic
area to live in. Also I can walk to work in the city centre
in ten minutes or so.
"I've always found the Hull people to
friendly, warm and polite. I knew they would be very welcoming
and I've found that they're very keen on all the things the
BBC now has to offer them.
"It's exciting for me to be in at the
beginning of a new venture. I want to make the new, dedicated
programme something everyone in Hull can be proud of."
Peter adds: "The City is at the heart
of all this major new BBC investment. If people here ever
felt behind the times in the past, they've now overtaken everyone
in one fell swoop."
Peter is no stranger to Hull and its surrounding
area and has fond memories of his involvement over the years.
Naturally, he's been to the Hull New Theatre many times, his
love of acting still being a major interest. He's recently
been out on a speedboat in the Humber - "a very exhilarating
experience which I'd recommend to everyone."
Spurn Point remains as one of his favourite
walks and Beverley one of his favourite places, though he's
now added Barton On Humber - "a really beautiful and
hidden-away village on the South bank."