Alan Connor is a British writer, journalist and television presenter. First seen on Channel 4’s youth entertainment programme The Word in 1995, he later appeared on The Big Breakfast and BBC Radio Five Live and was a BBC News correspondent, appearing on BBC News 24 and The Daily Politics.
His scriptwriting credits include the comedy-drama A Young Doctor’s Notebook, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Hamm, the mockumentary Nigel Farage Gets His Life Back and the BBC film The Rack Pack.
Connor has worked as a writer for programmes including Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe, The Jonathan Ross Show and This Week and writes journalism for BBC News and The Guardian. He was the question editor for BBC Four’s lateral thinking quiz Only Connect for series 9–12.
After writing and publishing several books on the art of setting and solving cryptic crosswords, in 2016 he wrote ‘The Joy of Quiz’ published by Penguin Books, and in 2017, as he lives locally in Kew, he graciously offered to set us a quiz and come and be the quizmaster, to celebrate the paperback version of this book being published. We had a fabulous evening in the ‘Tap On The Line’ pub next door to the Kew Bookshop, so we are very happy to welcome him back to help us celebrate our 30th birthday !!
Alan will be with us around 5pm on Saturday, so come and chat to him about quizzes, crosswords and puzzles of all kinds.