He begins sending anonymous gifts to Zsa Zsa but is caught out by Leon and his friend Arthur "Fatboy" Chubb (Ricky Norwood).Lucy plans to break up Leon and Zsa Zsa by exposing his affair and tells Zsa Zsa about the baby.Peter is annoyed when his father assumes Lucy will get better GCSE grades than him and that Lucy did not put try.
Peter is named after Ian's father, Pete Beale (Peter Dean), who dies on the day Lucy and Peter were born, from a car accident with his girlfriend, Rose Chapman (Petra Markham).
In 1996, Cindy hires a hitman to kill Ian, but he survives and fearing she will be arrested, she goes on the run with Peter and her eldest son, Steven Beale (Stuart Stevens), and she is unable to get Lucy.
In May 2007, Ian and Peter go camping with Phil and his son, Ben Mitchell (Charlie Jones). A budding athlete, who is Peter's PE teacher, tells Ian that Peter could compete in the 2012 Olympics.
On the drive home, there is a car accident and Peter and Ben are trapped in the car. Keen for Peter to succeed, Ian begins putting pressure on him to train hard and is unhappy when Peter is distracted by Lauren Branning (Madeline Duggan), who Peter begins dating in December 2007.
Zsa Zsa is disgusted and during a confrontation, Leon announces that Lucy had an abortion.
Peter is disgusted as he knows how much Jane wants a baby, he is shocked further when he discovers Ian knew.
Leon tells Lucy off for Peter's intervention and at Ian's birthday dinner, Lucy angrily attacks Peter.
Later, Peter finds Lucy's letter from the abortion clinic and Peter assures Lucy he is behind her but does not support Lucy's decision to let Jane and Ian raise the baby and later learns that Lucy has miscarried.
James Martin took over and played the role from 2004 to 2006.
He was played by Thomas Law from 2006 until 2010 when the character departed the series.
Max is furious about what Peter has said and tries to punch him.