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Andrew Collins

Andrew Collins hasn't decided what he is yet. He writes scripts, mostly. But he also broadcasts on BBC 6 Music; having been a proud part of the network's launch line-up, he is now a willing sub, often popping up at breakfast. He is also Film Editor at the Radio Times and films a weekly TV review for The Guardian called Telly Addict. He once penned episodes of EastEnders, then moved into sitcom with BBC2's Grass (co-written with star Simon Day), BBC1's award-winning Not Going Out (co-written with star Lee Mack), Radio 4's Mr Blue Sky and, most recently, Sky Living's team-written Gates. He is script-editing the first Pappy's sitcom for BBC3. He also writes books, including the biography of Billy Bragg, Still Suitable For Miners, and a trilogy of memoirs, Where Did It All Go Right?, Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now and That's Me In The Corner, which detail his evolution from latecoming Northampton punk via a brush with provincial New Romanticism to fully-flown Goth and part-time art-school B-Boy, and a ramshackle media career from the NME during the Madchester years, to Select for Grunge and Q for Britpop. It was at 6 Music in the early days that Andrew's first producer, Frank Wilson, broadened his musical mind and whose infectious enthusiasm accounts for much of the music chosen here. Cheers, Frank!



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