Peter Hoar

Director for Film and Television

Theatre, Film & TV
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In 2012 Peter directed Shetland, a two-part thriller for BBC starring Douglas Henshall.

Prior to this, Peter directed the opening episode of Vera Series 2 having previously worked on Series 1. Peter also directed the mid-season finale of Doctor Who titled A Good Man Goes To War. In August 2011 the BBC announced this episode as the highest requested programme on the iPlayer.

In 2010 Peter directed the closing block of Five Days II, the sequel to the BAFTA nominated original series written by Gwyneth Hughes.Peter also directed the opening block of Series 2 of Silk starring Maxine Peake and Rupert Penry-Jones.

Prior to that Peter directed Breaking the Mould a single drama for BBC4 about the discovery of penicillin starring Dominic West. Peter's series credits include Spooks, Mistresses and Wire in the Blood. 


Shetland 2 x 60
Mar 2012
ITV Studios for BBC One
Producer Sue de Beauvoir
Director Peter Hoar
Writer David Kane

A modern day detective murder mystery set in the Shetlands drama based on Ann Cleeves' novel Red Bones, which forms part of the Shetland Quartet.

Silk: Series 2 2 x 60'
Dec 2011
Creator Peter Moffat
Producer Richard Stokes
Director Peter Hoar
Writer Peter Moffat
Starring Maxine Peake, Rupert Penry-Jones, Neil Stuke, Frances Barber & Indira Varma

Second series of legal drama starring Maxine Peake

Vera 1 x 120'
Oct 2011
ITV Studios for ITV
Producer Elaine Collins
Director Peter Hoar
Starring Brenda Blethyn, David Leon & Brogan West

Peter Hoar directs the opening episode of the second series of ITV detective drama based on the novels by best-selling crime novelist Ann Cleeves.

Doctor Who 1 x 45'
Nov 2010
BBC for BBC One
Producer Marcus Wilson
Director Peter Hoar
Writer Steven Moffat
Starring Karen Gillan, Matt Smith, Arthur Darvill & Alex Kingston

The mid-season finale of Series 6.

Vera 1 x 120'
ITV Studios for ITV
Producer Elaine Collins
Director Peter Hoar
Writer Paul Rutman
Starring Brenda Blethyn

Brenda Blethyn stars in a new police drama for ITV adapted from Ann Cleeves' crime novels about a workaholic detective, Vera Stanhope

Five Days II: Episodes 4 & 5 2 x 60'
Mar 2009
In House BBC for BBC One
Producer Caroline Skinner
Director Peter Hoar
Writer Gwyneth Hughes
Starring Suranne Jones, Anne Reid, David Morrissey & Bernard Hill

Gywneth Hughes' police drama shown across five nights of one week on BBC1

Breaking the Mould 1 x 90'
BBC Four for BBC
Producer Pier Wilkie
Director Peter Hoar
Writer Kate Brooke
Starring Joe Armstrong, Oliver Dimsdale, Kate Fleetwood, Dennis Lawson & Dominic West

A one off historical drama about the unsung heroes who made pencillin an applicable medicine

Ecosse Films for BBC
Creator SJ Clarkson
Producer Rhonda Smith
Director Peter Hoar
Writer Richard Warlow
Starring Orla Brady, Shelley Conn, Raza Jaffery, Sarah Parish & Sharon Small

Second series of the BBC 1 drama about the tangled love lives of four female friends

Kudos Film and Television for BBC One
Creator David Wolstencroft
Producer Katie Swinden
Director Peter Hoar
Writer Russell Lewis
Starring Richard Armitage, Peter Firth, Gemma Jones, Hermione Norris & Miranda Raison

Peter directed two episodes of the hit MI5 spy drama for BBC One.

Ecosse Films for BBC One
Creator SJ Clarkson
Producer Lowri Glain
Director Peter Hoar
Writer Rachel Anthony
Starring Orla Brady, Shelley Conn, Raza Jaffery, Sarah Parish & Sharon Small

Closing episodes of the first series of the hit relationship drama for BBC 1

Coastal Productions for ITV
Producer Philip Leach
Director Peter Hoar
Writer Niall Leonard
Starring Robson Green, Emma Handy, Simone Lahbib, Cristian Solimeno & Hilary Tones

Peter directed the opening block of the final series of the ITV detective drama starring Robson Green

The Innocence Project 3 x 60'
Tightrope Pictures for BBC One
Producer Kirstie Macdonald
Director Peter Hoar
Writer Stephen Brady
Starring Ruth Bradley, Oliver James, Lloyd Owen, Luke Treadaway & Thomas Turgoose

BBC drama about a group of law students who investigate possible miscarriages of justice

Wire in the Blood 2 x 60'
Coastal Productions for ITV
Producer Philip Leach
Director Peter Hoar
Writer Alan Whiting
Starring Robson Green, Emma Handy, Simone Lahbib, Mark Letheren & Liam Mower

Peter directed the opening and closing episodes of the fifth season of ITV's crime drama Wire in the Blood

Wire in the Blood 1 x 60'
Coastal Productions for ITV
Producer Philip Leach
Director Peter Hoar
Writer Patrick Harbinson
Starring Linda Bardell, Craig Conway, Alistair Findlay, Robson Green & Simone Lahbib

The closing episode of season 4 of the ITV police drama starring Robson Green as a clinical psychologist

Dream Team 3 x 60'
Hewland Int for Sky One
Director Peter Hoar
Writer Jesse O'Mahoney & Jane Hewland
Starring Lauren Gold, Julie Healy, Jonathan Howard, Alison King & Naomi Ryan

Sky One's long running football drama

Grange Hill 8 x 30'
Mersey TV for BBC One
Producer Karl Dolan
Director Peter Hoar
Writer Sarah Daniels
Starring Edward Baker-Duly, Matthew Buckley, Tom Hudson, Reece Noi & Colin White

Hollyoaks 2 x 30'
Lime Pictures for Channel 4
Producer Jo Hallows
Director Peter Hoar
Writer Matthew Evans
Starring Darren Jefferies, Jemma Keys, Martin Littler, Helen Noble & Carley Stenson