John Lloyd and John Mitchinson

John Lloyd has a broadcasting background. As a radio producer he devised The News Quiz and To the Manor Born before moving to television to start Not the Nine O’Clock News, Spitting Image, and Blackadder. If pressed, he’d concur with Heraclitus: ‘abundance of knowledge does not teach men to be wise.’

John Mitchinson is from the world of books. The original Marketing Director of Waterstone’s, he became Managing Director of Cassell, and now runs Unbound. He’s with Einstein: ‘There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.’