Colin Philpott is a writer of historical non-fiction and drama. He is a former Director of the National Media Museum in Bradford, was a BBC programme maker and journalist for 25 years including as Head of BBC Yorkshire. He was Chair of the Yorkshire Film Archive for ten years.
His first book, “A Place in History”, looking at the impact on places where news stories happened in twentieth century Britain, was published in autumn 2012.
His drama “The Last Match” about Yorkshire’s final game in 1939 as WW2 broke out, toured cricket grounds, including Headingley, and theatres in summer 2015.
His second book, about how Germany has dealt with the architectural legacy of the Nazi period, was published in spring 2016.
He is a lifelong cricket fan and is passionate about cricket heritage and the value of cricket and sport in general to help achieve better health and education for people.