Younger brother of Christopher Hitchens.
Left the Daily Express, his employer for 24 years, on a matter of principle after it was bought by pornography publisher Richard Desmond in 2000.
Peter Hitchens' fondness for carving better people out of Bananas is a reference to the Science Fiction Classic "Slaughterhouse 5" by Kurt Vonnegut.
The cover of his book "The War we Never Fought" is a parody of the album cover of "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".
Peter Hitchens' joke about trainee KGB agents having to catch a rabbit appears in Joe Sacco's Graphic Novel "Palestine".
An Internet Humourist synched up video of Peter Hitchens bemoaning Labour's "fat, bourgeois bohemians" with the song "Bohemian Like You" by the Dandy Warhols.
There really did turn out to be Psychiatric Medications that were causing Birth Defects, and whistleblowers have said their effects on longevity have been understated.
While promoting a new book, he remarked that the usual critical reaction he received was to be covered in a "Geyser of Slime". Piers Morgan reacted as if he had said "Geezer of Slime", in reference to the other Guest, who had offered a similarly trivial and denigrating response.
One announcer almost called him "Peter Hutchens" by accident.