Doug Naylor

TV Program Creator

1955 –


Who is Doug Naylor?

Douglas R. Naylor is an English comedy writer, science fiction writer, director and television producer.

Naylor was born in Manchester, England and studied at the University of Liverpool. In the mid-1980s, Naylor wrote two regular comedy sketch shows for BBC Radio 4 entitled Cliché and Son of Cliché, as well as Wrinkles for Radio 4. These sketch shows were scripted by Naylor along with another writer, Rob Grant. This writing partnership was successful with Naylor and Grant going on to co-write and produce numerous BBC television series throughout the 1980s and 1990s. These included programmes such as Comic Relief, Spitting Image, and The 10 Percenters.

The collaborations between Grant and Naylor have often used the pseudonym Grant Naylor. This collaboration is today best remembered for the creation of the British science fiction comedy television series, Red Dwarf. This show went on to achieve global cult status.

However sometime between the airing of the sixth series of Red Dwarf in 1993, and the writing of the seventh series in 1996, Rob Grant ended his partnership with Naylor after revealing he was tired of it and that he intended to quit and pursue other projects.

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Dec 31, 1955
Also known as
  • Grant Naylor
  • England
  • University of Liverpool
Lived in
  • Manchester

on July 23, 2013


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