Stephen Peet

Stephen Peet

Known For: Camera · Birthday: 1920-02-16 · Deathday: 2005-12-22 (85 years old)

2 Movies


Stephen Hubert Peet (16 February 1920 – 22 December 2005) was a British filmmaker, best known as a pioneer of illustrated oral history and his BBC television series Yesterday's Witness (1969–1981).

Personal Life

Stephen and Olive Peet had two sons, Graham and John, and twins, a boy and a girl, Michael and Susie.

Early Life

Stephen Hubert Peet was born on 16 February 1920, in Penge, South London, the youngest child of Hubert William Peet (1886 - 1951) and his wife, Edith Mary, born Scott. He had two older sisters and an older brother, John.Stephen's parents were Quakers, unlike his four grandparents who were Congregationalist. His mother's parents had served as missionaries.Stephen's father was a journalist, who wrote religious news and also edited the weekly Quaker magazine The Friend from 1932 to 1949. He was also an absolutist conscientious objector, who suffered three terms of imprisonment for his refusal to obey military orders.Peet was educated at the Quaker Sidcot School, Somerset, where he met first his future wife, Olive, as a younger fellow pupil (they married in July 1948 )).

Movies & TV shows


1 Movie
Dream A40

Dream A40

Two years before the Sexual Offences Act decriminalised homosexuality, a young gay couple's relationship is put to the test as they make a journey during which they must refrain from public demonstrat...


1 Movie
Two Farmers

Two Farmers

Two black farmers are compared in a film to encourage them to take the advice of Government Agricultural Officers. One wants to improve and listens to the advice of the agricultural officer, while the...
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