Alan Connor

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Alan Connor
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Alan Connor is a British writer, journalist and television presenter. First seen on Channel 4's youth entertainment programme The Word in 1995,[1] 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.[2]

His scriptwriting credits include the comedy-drama A Young Doctor's Notebook, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Hamm.[3]

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[4] and The Guardian.[5]

He is currently the question editor for BBC Four's lateral thinking quiz Only Connect, having taken over from David J. Bodycombe at the start of series 9.

Books[edit]

In 2013, Connor wrote Two Girls, One on Each Knee: A History of Cryptic Crosswords for Penguin books.[6]

In 2014 Gotham Books published The Crossword Century: 100 Years of Witty Wordplay, Ingenious Puzzles, and Linguistic Mischief.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Word, Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ "Tips For The Technically Terrified", BBC News, 5 July 2006
  3. ^ "A Young Doctor's Notebook: from the operating table to the screen", Guardian, 4 December 2012
  4. ^ BBC News: Smashed Hits
  5. ^ Guardian writer page
  6. ^ Two Girls, One on Each Knee: A History of Cryptic Crosswords, Penguin Books
  7. ^ Connor, Alan. The Crossword Century: 100 Years of Witty Wordplay, Ingenious Puzzles, and Linguistic Mischief. New York: Gotham Books, 2014. ISBN 9781592408580

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