John Lloyd


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in Dover, The United Kingdom
September 30, 1951

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John Hardress Wilfred Lloyd CBE is a British comedy writer and television producer. Lloyd was Trinity College, Cambridge, where he befriended and later shared a flat with Douglas Adams. He worked as a radio producer at the BBC 1974–1978 and created The News Quiz, The News Huddlines, To The Manor Born (with Peter Spence) and Quote... Unquote (with Nigel Rees). He wrote Hordes of the Things with Andrew ("A. P. R.") Marshall, co-authored two episodes of Doctor Snuggles with Douglas Adams and then went on to co-write the fifth and sixth episodes of the first radio series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy with him. Lloyd then worked as a TV producer at both the BBC and ITV 1979–1989 where he created Not the Nine O'Clock News (with Sean Har ...more

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“In 2010, the BBC spent nearly £230,000 on tea, but only £2000 on biscuits.”
John Lloyd, 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off

“In the 1950s, to allow babies of students at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, to enter the premises, they were re-defined as cats.”
John Lloyd, 1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off

“Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, it is explicitly illegal in Britain to use a machine gun to kill a hedgehog.”
John Lloyd, 1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off



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