John Lloyd, CBE (1970)

Lloyd, John

John Lloyd, CBE (1970) is a British television producer and writer best known for his work on such comedy television programmes as Not the Nine O’Clock News, Spitting Image,The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Blackadder and QI. He read Law at Trinity and was awarded a CBE in 2011 for services to broadcasting.

Lloyd has worked as a TV commercials director on and off since 1987. His first new TV series for 14 years, QI (short for “Quite Interesting” and a deliberate reversal of IQ), starring Stephen Fry and Alan Davies, began on 11 September 2003 at 10pm on BBC Two for a run of 12 episodes. In its eighth series, which started on BBC One in September 2010, Lloyd appeared as a panellist in one of the episodes.

Lloyd currently presents the radio series The Museum of Curiosity (2011), which he co-created with producers Richard Turner and Dan Schreiber, and former co-host Bill Bailey. In December 2011, Lloyd appeared as part of the winning Trinity College, Cambridge team on the Christmas University Challenge.