The originating producer of Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image and Blackadder, John spent 15 years in and out of the BBC creating programmes such as The News Quiz, Quote...Unquote, The News Huddlines and To The Manor Born, and played a key role in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Mr Bean, directing hundreds of TV commercials in his spare time. His own format, QI, was conceived in 1999 and has been broadcast on the BBC and Dave continuously for the last 19 years. John also writes books and presents Radio 4’s The Museum of Curiosity. He was honoured with a CBE in 2011 for his services to broadcasting.
HEAD OF PRODUCTION
Natascha is a highly experienced media professional with over 30 years in the industry. She has credits with all major international broadcasters including the BBC, Discovery, CNN, NatGeo, SKY, C4 and ITV - across every genre from Documentary, Live Events, Features, Factual, Drama-Documentary, News and Entertainment programming. Part of the EMMY winning documentary team in 2013 and awarded Journalist of the Year as Sky Italia’s Head of Programming in 2003, she has worked on a wide range of high-profile projects as Line Producer, Executive Producer and Head of Production, as well as a TV Consultant for new channels. Natascha joined the QI team in early 2016.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, DEVELOPMENT
Simon is an executive producer with 30 years' experience in network TV. Uniquely, he has worked on both sides of commissioning, as a Commissioning Editor at Channel 4 (Big Brother, BBLB) as well as producing shows (notably the Bring Back franchise) for the same channel through his own small indie, Simon & Simon. His credits include all the major UK broadcasters as well as leading international networks, including TruTV USA, NatGeo, CNN International, RTL Croatia, TVE Spain, REN & TNT Russia. In addition to his TV career, Simon spent two years as Creative Director of leading tech/creative agency Rockabox where he executive produced digital/online campaigns for leading brands including Tui, News International, Monsoon and John Lewis. Simon joined QITV in 2017 to work with John and Natascha across their TV and online projects as a Development Executive.
HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT
Dan is a producer who, for the last decade, has developed multiple shows for TV and radio. Credits include seven series of the Rose d’Or award-winning BBC Radio 4 panel show The Museum of Curiosity; the first series of Frank Skinner’s The Rest is History; and co-developing the Freakonomics spin-off show Tell Me Something I Don’t Know with Stephen J. Dubner. His development background includes working in-house for the BBC’s Quiz Unit, RDF’s Fact Ent department, and running Warner Music Entertainment’s comedy arm Comedybox, where he produced projects with everyone from Jimmy Carr and Rhys Darby to legendary director Ken Russell and Paul McCartney.
Outside of development, Dan is a comedian, QI Elf, and co-host of the UK’s most listened-to podcast No Such Thing As A Fish, which, in the last seven years, has been downloaded over 300 million times; produced three bestselling books; been transformed into the spin-off BBC2 TV series No Such Thing As The News; and toured Live internationally, playing to sell-out audiences in iconic venues such as the Hammersmith Apollo and the Sydney Opera House. TV appearances have seen him presenting his own Channel 4 investigative documentary on UFO conspiracies, and hosting Beast Week for Animal Planet USA.
Alex has a decade of experience as QI's in-house director, lead video editor and designer. He has worked on the main TV show for nine years, currently as a Scriptwriter and Assistant Producer. Alex handles the weekly distribution of No Such Thing As A Fish, and was the Night Editor for both series of No Such Thing As The News. He has produced, directed and edited a number of behind-the-scenes and promotional projects for the company. Outside of QI, he has worked as a writer, editor, and graphic designer for comedy and factual programmes.
Ethan is the newest member of the QITV team and is responsible for operating the on-site studio. He has experience as a camera operator, sound and lighting operator on a number of projects for QI and external clients. Ethan is also one of QITV's video, audio and stills editors.