John Lloyd

John Lloyd is the man behind of some of the greatest television comedies of the last 30 years – Not The Nine O’Clock News, Blackadder, Spitting Image and QI.
John began as a writer/performer in Footlights but was rapidly sidetracked into radio where he started The News Quiz and To The Manor Born and co-wrote the first series of The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy with Douglas Adams. He has not appeared on a Fringe stage since he, Douglas and David Renwick (writer of One Foot in the Grave and Jonathan Creek) brought their sell-out revue The Unpleasantness At Brodie’s Close to Edinburgh in 1976.

Co-author with Douglas Adams of The Meaning of Liff, and presenter of Radio 4’s The Museum of Curiosity, John has also directed dozens of TV commercials – starring Rowan Atkinson, Leslie Nielsen, Dawn French, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Harry Enfield, Alan Davies and John Cleese – and, due to a strange anomaly, has won more BAFTA Awards than anyone in the world except Dame Judi Dench.