Peter Benson (born 13th June 1943) appeared on Coronation Street as Mr Murdoch, co-proprietor of the Murdoch Guest House where the Websters and Rita Sullivan briefly stayed when they holidayed at Blackpool in July 1994.

Probably better known in the long-running role of Bernie Scripps in the television series Heartbeat from 1995 to 2009, his other credits include Churchill's People, Trinity Tales, The Devil's Crown, Will Shakespeare, Great Expectations, The Borgias, Doctor Who, The Black Adder, Albion Market, All Creatures Great and Small, Rumpole of the Bailey, The Bill, A Touch of Frost and Casualty, along with the films Putney Swope, Cry of the Banshee, The Shout, The Sailor's Return, Tess and Hawk the Slayer.

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