Naismith in 2014
|Born||Jonathan W D Naismith
Naismith was a member of Footlights at the University of Cambridge and Junior Treasurer from 1987-1988. He co-wrote and starred in the 1988 revue Sheep Go Bare alongside Mel Giedroyc, Simon Munnery, Tom Hollander, Dan Gooch and Sarah Dudman.
Naismith has been producer of the long-running radio panel show I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue since 1991. The episodes are recorded before a live theatre audience, with two programmes being recorded at each performance and Naismith traditionally performs the duties of "warmup artist". This usually involves testing sound recording levels by means of a "patronising audience participation exercise" and a joke. Naismith also provides the voiceovers for the show - whenever Humphrey Lyttelton (and later guest presenters) talk about something appearing on the laser display board, he is the mystery voice for listeners at home.
He married Belinda Campbell in Oxfordshire in June 2002.
- The Little Book of Mornington Crescent. 2000. ISBN 978-0-7528-1864-1
- with Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer: Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea?. 2005. ISBN 978-0-00-721051-0
- Uxbridge English Dictionary (I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue). 2005. ISBN 978-0-00-720337-6
- England and Wales, Birth Index 1916-2005
- BBC - I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue - Interviews with the Writer and Producer
- "Horris Hill Old Boys' Newsletter 2007" (PDF).
- "Cambridge Footlights Alumni 1980-1989".
- England and Wales, Marriage Index 1916-2005: Jonathan W D Naismith
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