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Jon Naismith

Jon Naismith
Naismith in 2014
Born Jonathan W D Naismith[1]
1965
Westminster, England
Occupation Producer
Years active 1996–present

Jon Naismith (born 1965)[1] is a producer mainly known for his work on BBC Radio, primarily comedy, including You'll Have Had Your Tea, The Unbelievable Truth and About a Dog.

Since 1991 he has been the producer of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue.[2]

Contents

  • Early life 1
  • Work 2
  • Personal life 3
  • Books 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life

Jon Naismith attended Horris Hill School in Hampshire from 1973 to 1978.[3]

Naismith was a member of Footlights at the University of Cambridge and Junior Treasurer from 1987-1988. He co-wrote and starred in the 1988 revue Sheep Go Bare alongside Mel Giedroyc, Simon Munnery, Tom Hollander, Dan Gooch and Sarah Dudman.[4]

Work

Naismith has been producer of the long-running radio panel show I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue since 1991. The episodes are recorded before a live theatre audience, with two programmes being recorded at each performance and Naismith traditionally performs the duties of "warmup artist". This usually involves testing sound recording levels by means of a "patronising audience participation exercise" and a joke. Naismith also provides the voiceovers for the show - whenever Humphrey Lyttelton (and later guest presenters) talk about something appearing on the laser display board, he is the mystery voice for listeners at home.

Personal life

He married Belinda Campbell in Oxfordshire in June 2002.[5]

Books

  • The Little Book of Mornington Crescent. 2000. ISBN 978-0-7528-1864-1
  • with Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer: Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea?. 2005. ISBN 978-0-00-721051-0
  • Uxbridge English Dictionary (I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue). 2005. ISBN 978-0-00-720337-6

References

  1. ^ a b England and Wales, Birth Index 1916-2005
  2. ^ BBC - I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue - Interviews with the Writer and Producer
  3. ^ "Horris Hill Old Boys' Newsletter 2007" (PDF). 
  4. ^ "Cambridge Footlights Alumni 1980-1989". 
  5. ^ England and Wales, Marriage Index 1916-2005: Jonathan W D Naismith

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