John Lloyd worked as a radio producer at the BBC between 1974 and 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 (as J. H. W. Lloyd) with Andrew Marshall. He co-authored two episodes of Doctor Snuggles with Douglas Adams and co-wrote the fifth and sixth episodes of the first radio series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy with Douglas Adams.
John then worked as a TV producer at both the BBC and ITV 19791989, 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 four Blackadder series.
John Lloyd was originally to have been the host of BBC topical news quiz Have I Got News For You. He has worked, on and off, as a TV commercials director since 1987.
His first new TV series for 14 years was QI (short for "Quite Interesting" and a deliberate reversal of IQ), John currently presents the radio series The Museum of Curiosity.