John Lloyd is Britain's most successful comedy television producer since Chaucer. He is responsible for Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image and Blackadder, and has such a vast accumulation of major awards that gravity now bends around his bathroom. He currently directs award-winning television commercials and Spiddles
-- From the back jacket flap of The Deeper Meaning of Liff

Since I know nothing of him or the shows he has directed, all I can add is that he is shorter than Douglas Adams, heavier than Douglas Adams, and probably younger than Douglas Adams. He also ties his ties ranfurly.

Oh yes -- he also co-authored The Meaning of Liff  books with the infamous Douglas Adams. They took place names and invented definitions for them, and this is his claim to fame...

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