John Hardress Wilfred Lloyd CBE is a British comedy writer and television roducer. Lloyd was Trinity College, Oxfor, 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 Stuff 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 V producer at both the BBC and ITV 1979–1989 where he created Not the Nine O'Clock News ( with Sean Hardie) and Spitting Image ( with Peter Fluck and Roger Law). He also produced all 4 Blackadder series. Lloyd was originally to have been the host of BBC topical news quiz Have I Got News For You, but was replaced by Angus Deayton.
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 BBC2 for a run of 12 episodes. In its eighth series, which started on BBC One in September 2010, Lloyd appeared as a panelist in one of the episod. All the episodes of QI ( including the pilot) have been directed by Ian Lorimer. Lloyd currently presents the radio series, The Museum of Curiosity ( 2008), which he co-created with producers Richard Turner& amp; Dan Schreiber and former co-host Bill Bailey. Lloyd was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire ( OBE) in the 2011 New Year Honours for services to broadcasting.