Stuart Maconie is a journalist and writer, and is familiar to millions as a TV and radio presenter. He co-hosts the Radcliffe and Maconie Show on BBC Radio 2 every Monday - Wednesday evening, as well as The Freak Zone on 6Music on Sunday afternoons, and has written and presented dozens of other shows on BBC Radio. His TV work includes presenting the BBC's On Trial shows, Pop on Trial and Style on Trial, as well as Stuart Maconie's TV Towns, a popular gazeteer of major British cities and their roles in modern cultural life for ITV 4 and The Cinema Show/The DVD Collection on BBC 4. His other books include the acclaimed official biographies of both Blur and James. He can name GQ Man of the Year and Sony Awards Radio Broadcaster of the Year amongst his accolades. He has a regular column in The Radio Times, Country Walking and writes for WORD magazine and Daily Mirror. He lives in Birmingham and Cumbria and is happiest when fell-walking with his dog, Muffin.