Peter Keeley was born in 1983 in Crumpsall Hospital. He and his twin brother Christopher both have Cerebral Palsy; as a result of this Peter is badly Dyslexic and needs to use a wheel chair.
He grew up in Crumpsall Manchester and wrote his first play "The Role Model" at the age of 14. This follows the struggles of a disabled boy who struggles to cope with various issues. He received the Scope Millennium Award to develop the play which was performed at Contact Theatre in Manchester where Peter also worked as a wheeling usher.
More plays and Stand up/ Sit down Comedy were to follow; all written by Peter
He wrote a community play for The Royal Exchange (Colour Blind) in 2002.
He then got his big break in TV When his idea for a Comedy ‘I'm with stupid’ was picked up by BBC3. The show ran for one series and was made into a pilot for US network ABC. It picked up an RTS Award in 2006 for best new comedy too.
He then went to Manchester Metropolitan University where he read English and Creative writing. He graduated in 2010
It was when he was there researching his dissertation that he came across the now derelict London Road Fire Station that had once housed the main Manchester: Fire Station, Ambulance Station, Police Station, Gas-meter Testing Station, Coroner's Court and Bank. He developed a fascination with this and other amazing buildings in Manchester and used them to create a backdrop for the characters. Two young men from Shudehill, an impoverished area of Manchester, whose lives take different paths: James becomes a police officer whilst the other young man, Greg, follows a less salubrious journey. John Moreland, James superior and mentor gives his charge a free hand to develop his skills (where he considers it appropriate) and completes his casebook records becoming the narrator in this series of short stories or novella.