Peter Benson was born 13 June, 1943 in South Shields, Northumberland. He is a British actor who is best known for playing Bernie Scripps in the ITV's popular drama Heartbeat, 1st Architect in 1998's two part fantasy Merlin and Station Despatcher in 1978's classic The Great Train Robbery. Benson has well known guest roles, he has been in A Touch of Frost, Lovejoy, Boys from the Blush, Doctor Who, Coronation Street, Casualty, The Bill, Peak Practice, Jeeves and Wooster, Rumpole of the Bailey and Perfect Scoundrels.
Peter Benson makes a guest appearance as Bernie Scripps in this 2003's episode, 'Immediate Care' in The Royal. He is kindly considered to be the role of Villa in Blake's Seven.