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John Lloyd

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 18 November 2012

Kirsty Young's castaway this week is the director, producer and writer, John Lloyd.

His work has been making us laugh for over thirty years: Spitting Image, Not The Nine o'Clock News, Blackadder and QI are just a handful of the programmes he's helped to create. If the comedy work ever dries up he could open a shop selling second hand Baftas - he's won a stack of them and a Grammy and an Emmy.

Which isn't to say it's been an easy ride - fall outs, multiple sackings and missed opportunities have peppered his stellar career in comedy. He says,

"I like starting things ... there are starters and finishers in life, that's the great divide ... I like the fight and the passion and the difficulty - well I don't like it, but it's what I do".

Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

Music Played

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Credits

Presenter
Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest
John Lloyd

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