#126 Scotland Yard’s Toughest Undercover Cop | Peter Bleksley | Channel 4’s ‘Hunted’ | True Crime Podcast

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Peter Bleksley is a former New Scotland Yard detective, presenter and author. Viewers of New Scotland Yard Files will most likely recognise him as the ‘The Chief’ on Channel 4’s Hunted from 2015 until 2019. Bleksley joined the Metropolitan Police force in 1978 and his first posting was to Peckham police station in South London. A decade later, he went on to create the Scotland Yard’s Undercover SO10 unit.

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Chris and Peter

C – Peter, how are you Sir?

P – I’m very good thank you and perhaps I should say knowing what mental health means to you, in these challenging times. It’s also a passion of mine after having a couple of catastrophic breakdowns myself in my lifetime. How are you today?

C – Yes, I’m ok Peter, I have my system. The system that’s taken me fifty one years to learn. It sees me through thick and thin. It’s not to say it’s not an awful time. It’s more awful for some than others obviously, and it’s going to be fatal to many others. My real concern isn’t the people who have had a bit of a blast on the plant but the children and where their futures going. The freedoms that I experienced growing up being able to fly around the world and get drunk in eighty five different countries. All of that is being taken away from them. Anyway I said I wasn’t going to get political and I have to play by Youtube’s rules…

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