Matthew Sweet is a writer and broadcaster with a doctorate in Wilkie Collins from Oxford University.
He has been a director's assistant at the RSC, a columnist for The Big Issue and film critic of the Independent on Sunday.
He is a presenter for BBC Radio 3's Night Waves, for The Culture Show on BBC2 - and was the co-host of BBC2's Edinburgh Show.
He is the author of Inventing the Victorians, and Shepperton Babylon and The West End Front. His TV films and series include Shepperton Babylon ("the best documentary I?ve seen all year" - Daily Telegraph), Silent Britain, and Checking into History.