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Alan Connor

Andrew Gordon

Alan Connor is a writer, journalist, television producer and sometime presenter, actor and academic. He has contributed to many long-running TV series including Have I Got News for You and Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe among other programmes, and has written or co-written several TV dramas.

Alan’s first book, Two Girls, One on Each Knee, a celebration of the crossword puzzle for its centenary, was published by Particular / Penguin. Alan has also worked as Question Editor for the popular BBC Two quiz programme Only Connect, and for a while wrote a weekly Culture Quiz for the Mail on Sunday. His second book, The Joy of Quiz, about our love affair with general knowledge was also published by Penguin.

Alan has collaborated with Richard Osman on a book to tie in with Richard Osman’s House of Games, published by BBC Books in 2019. BBC Books have also published The Shipping Forecast Quiz Book and, in 2022, House of Games: Question Smash.

More recent projects include writing the official tie-ins for top TV series The Traitors and Pointless.

Alan lives with his family in Kew.

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