Griff Rhys Jones was born in 1953. He was educated at Brentwood School and Cambridge University. On the way to becoming a writer, he worked as a security guard, a petrol pump attendant and a television star. Griff is the author of To the Baltic with Bob and Semi-Detached. His TV credits include Not The Nine o' Clock News, Alas Smith and Jones, Restoration and Three Men in a Boat.