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Colin Philpott has a long-standing interest in recent German history and in abandoned buildings and venues.
His first book A Place in History, looking at the impact on places where news stories happened in twentieth century Britain, was published in 2012. His drama The Last Match about the last day of peace before World War Two, was first performed in 2014.
He is a former Director of the National Media Museum and was a BBC programme-maker and journalist for 25 years. He also works as a non-executive director, a producer on creative and media projects and as a radio and event presenter.He lives in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.