Andrew Hunter Murray

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Murray in 2015

Andrew Hunter Murray (born August 1987) is an English writer, journalist, podcaster and comedian.

Early life[edit]

Murray was "a sickening student at school; I was very assiduous, I always did my homework". When he was very young, he wanted to be an author.[1]


Murray is a writer and researcher for the BBC panel show QI, as a member of the team known as the "QI Elves". He co-hosts the spin-off podcasts No Such Thing as a Fish in which he and three other QI Elves – Anna Ptaszynski, James Harkin and Dan Schreiber – share their favourite facts from the week.

He also works for Private Eye and hosts the podcast Page 94.

His debut novel, The Last Day, a dystopian thriller set in a future where the Earth has stopped spinning, was published in February 2020.[2] Film and TV rights for the novel have been sold to Stone Village Television.[3]

Murray is a member of the Jane Austen-themed improvisational comedy troupe, Austentatious.[4]

In February 2021, Murray appeared as a contestant on episodes 76–80 of the fourth series of BBC Two's Richard Osman's House of Games.[5]


  1. ^ "Behind the Gills Episode 4". YouTube.
  2. ^ Di Filippo, Paul (10 February 2020). "There's no shortage of novels about what happens when the Earth stops spinning. 'The Last Day' may set a new standard". The Washington Post. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  3. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (28 June 2019). "Stone Village picks up rights to Andrew Hunter Murray's 'The Last Day' book". Deadline. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  4. ^ Longman, Will (19 October 2017). "Andrew Hunter Murray interview - How to improvise a comedy based on Jane Austen's work". Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Richard Osman's House of Games, Series 4, Episode 76". BBC Two. Retrieved 12 February 2021.

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