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John Lloyd, CBE (born 30 September 1951[1]) co-wrote the abandoned Doctor Who story The Doomsday Contract after being asked to contribute by his long term friend Douglas Adams for season 17. However when further rewrites were needed, Lloyd had leave the project because of his other work commitments as a television producer. This led to Allan Prior being drafted in to complete the rewrites but the story eventually fell through and never got produced.

He also contributed to the documentary Me, You and Doctor Who.

In 2021, Nev Fountain adapted The Doomsday Contract as an audio drama as part of The Lost Stories range for Big Finish Productions.


Lloyd went on to become an immensely successful comedy producer, in the 1980's, with programmes such as Not the Nine O'Clock News and Blackadder, both of which were co-written by Richard Curtis and starred Rowan Atkinson, with Stephen Fry and Tim McInnerny featuring in the latter.

Lloyd made another great success, in 2003, when he was the main creative force behind QI, also starring Fry and later Sandi Toksvig as hosts.

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