Jon Naismith

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Jon Naismith
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Naismith in 2014
Born Jonathan W D Naismith[1]
Westminster, England
Occupation Producer
Years active 1996–present

Jon Naismith (born 1965)[1] is a producer mainly known for his work on BBC Radio, primarily comedy, including You'll Have Had Your Tea, The Unbelievable Truth and About a Dog.

Since 1991 he has been the producer of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue.[2]

Early life[edit]

Jon Naismith attended Horris Hill School in Hampshire from 1973 to 1978.[3]

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.[4]


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 the host talks about something appearing on the laser display board, he is "the mystery voice for listeners at home".

Personal life[edit]

He married Belinda Campbell in Oxfordshire in June 2002.[5]



  1. ^ a b England and Wales, Birth Index 1916-2005
  2. ^ BBC - I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue - Interviews with the Writer and Producer
  3. ^ "Horris Hill Old Boys' Newsletter 2007" (PDF). 
  4. ^ "Cambridge Footlights Alumni 1980-1989". 
  5. ^ England and Wales, Marriage Index 1916-2005: Jonathan W D Naismith

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