Andrew Collins was born in Northampton. He has written for NME, Q, Select, Observer, New Statesman, Word, Guardian and Radio Times. He won a Sony Gold award for Collins & Maconie's Hit Parade on Radio 1, hosted Radio 4's weekly film programme Back Row, presents his show on BBC 6 Music, fronts The Day The Music Died on Radio 2 and co-presented Collins & Maconie's Movie Club on ITV. His first sitcom, Grass, written with Simon Day, aired on BBC2 in 2003. He is married with cats and lives in London.