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Matthew Sweet

Film historian Matthew Sweet is a writer and broadcaster with a doctorate in Wilkie Collins from Oxford University. He is a regular presenter of Free Thinking.

Matthew is the author of Inventing the Victorians, Shepperton Babylon, The West End Front and Operation Chaos and is a columnist for Art Quarterly and Newsweek. As well as presenting Free Thinking and Sound of Cinema on BBC Radio 3, he presents and The Philosopher’s Arms on BBC Radio 4.

Matthew’s documentaries for BBC Radio 3 include Memoirs of the Spacewomen, Crossing the Border – Poetry and Film, Stop Calling Me Dr Sex, Vril and Oh Dr Kinsey, Look What You’ve Done To Me! He was also series consultant on the Showtime drama Penny Dreadful, and played a moth from the planet Vortis in An Adventure in Space and Time on BBC Two.