Radio Presenter | Film and Music Journalist
Award-winning scriptwriter, journalist and broadcaster Andrew Collins is best known as Film Editor for Radio Times and can be heard every Saturday on Classic FM with his show Saturday Night at the Movies. Highly regarded in the television industry, Andrew regularly chairs screenings and Q&As, recently including the Peaky Blinders premiere and the release of Black Mirror, as well as making regular appearances at the Edinburgh International Television Festival.
A seasoned presenter, Andrew hosted ITV film review show Collins & Maconie’s Movie Club and has anchored live coverage of the Brits and Mercury Prize ceremonies on BBC Radio 1. He has also guest presented on The One Show and fronted documentary The Making of Life On Mars (BBC 4).
Behind the camera, Andrew has worked on the scripts of many successful film and TV projects, including the sequel to record-breaking The Inbetweeners Movie and sitcoms Badults (BBC Three), Drifters (E4), and Grass (BBC Three). He moved into scriptwriting via radio and his first solo sitcom, Mr Blue Sky, ran for two series on BBC Radio 4. He also helped create and write Not Going Out, currently the longest-running sitcom on TV, with star Lee Mack, for which they won a Rose d’Or and the RTS Breakthrough Award.
As a writer, Andrew has contributed to NME, Q, the Guardian, GQ, the New Statesman, and the Times. He is also the author of three volumes of humorous memoir, Where Did It All Go Right?, Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now and That’s Me in the Corner, as well as being the official biographer of musician Billy Bragg.
“It was a long day and Andrew did a sterling job. The Awards show was packed and he handled the crowd superbly.”
Promax Europe Awards Ceremony
“His interjection between scores was a big part of the show. Narrating the night, sliding in his opinion and the historical facts of each piece of music; he was refreshing and humorous. He’s the perfect host, and perfect side order to all the wonderful sound that the orchestra served up.”
From Hollywood With Love Concert, Opera North