In 1952 Peter started the first production house, Herrick Merrill Production Studios, with Dean Herrick, and they were involved in the production of the first locally produced soap operas, dramas etc. The first women's serial Linda's First Love was produced by them from scripts received from Canada. From their studios the popular programme No Place to Hide also originated, a serial which, according to Peter in an interview with Bea Reed in 1985, "changed the entire supper habits of South Africa."
From the SABC he headed on to Namibia, heading the English Service of the SWABC.
Our condolences to Linda, Peter's wife, and his children, grandchildren, family and friends. My the memories he created bring you peace.
Retha Buys, Archivist: Springbok Radio, SABC Radio Archives