Matthew’s writing career began at Hallmark Cards, where he devised greeting card verses and jokes. After studying film production at The University of Wales, and making several short films, he gained his first TV commission in 2002. Since 2007 he has been a regular contributor to BBC One’s Doctors. He has written 45 episodes to date, including serial-only and standalone dramas. He has an MA in Screenwriting from The London College of Communication, and has taught scriptwriting at Bucks New University.