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Phileas Fogg, Barclaycard, Blackadder, Boddingtons: Director John Lloyd reveals his Desert Island Clips

Director John Lloyd shares his Desert Island Clips with David Reviews Jason Stone, reflecting on the making of ‘Blackadder Goes Forth’ and working with Rowan Atkinson on the Barclaycard ads.

Although John Lloyd is a highly accomplished director of commercials, his other career as a television producer puts his advertising achievements into the shade. This, after all, is the man who was responsible for – with varying degrees of involvement – The News Quiz, Spitting Image, The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, Not The Nine O’Clock News, Blackadder, Have I Got News For You and QI. When you consider what he’s achieved in this other realm it’s amazing that he ever managed to find time to direct ads, and it seems almost unfair that he proved good enough to make some of the best loved commercials of all time.