MatthewSweetis a journalist and broadcaster. He presentsNight WavesandFreethinkingon BBC Radio 3, and is the summer presenter ofThe Film Programmeon Radio Four. He is the author ofThe West End Front,InventingtheVictoriansandSheppertonBabylon: The Lost Worlds of British Cinema, which he adapted as a film for BBC Four. He has edited and introduced the work of Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle, William Thackeray, George Eliot and Edward Bulwer-Lytton. His TV programmes includeSilent Britain,A Brief History of Fun,The Age of Excess,Truly, Madly, CheaplyandThe Rules of Film Noir. Matthew’s latest book isOperation Chaos: The Vietnam Deserters Who Fought the CIA, the Brainwashers, and Themselves.