"Matthew Graham" is a United Kingdom/British television writer, and the co-creator of the BBC/Kudos (production company)/Kudos Film and Television science fiction series Life on Mars (UK TV series)/Life on Mars, which debuted in 2006 on BBC One and has received international critical acclaim.

Graham began his career writing for the soap opera EastEnders and the children's drama Byker Grove, both for BBC One. In the 1990s, he wrote for the popular BBC Two drama series This Life, and created and wrote the post-apocalyptic drama serial The Last Train (TV series)/The Last Train for ITV Network/ITV. He has also written episodes for Spooks and Hustle (TV series)/Hustle, and he wrote "Fear Her", an episode of the List of Doctor Who serials#Series 2 (2006)/2006 series of Doctor Who.

Ashes to Ashes (TV series)/Ashes to Ashes, a Life on Mars spin-off which he co-created with Life on Mars writer/co-creator Ashley Pharoah, was first broadcast on BBC One on 8 January 2008, to an audience of 7 million, according to overnight figures. In the United States/US, American Broadcasting Company/ABC commissioned a remake of Life on Mars, also to be called Life on Mars (U.S. TV series)/Life on Mars, developed by David E. Kelley, creator of Ally McBeal, for broadcast in the 2007/08 midseason.

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