David Nobbs was born in Orpington and educated at Marlborough, Cambridge and in the Royal Corps of Signals. His first job was as a reporter on the Sheffield Star, and his first break as a comedy writer came on the iconic satire show That Was The Week, That Was, hosted by David Frost. Later he wrote for The Frost Report and The Two Ronnies and provided material for many top comedians including Les Dawson, Ken Dodd, Tommy Cooper, Frankie Howerd and Dick Emery. David is best known for his two TV hit series A Bit of a Do and for The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, now revived in a contemporary version, starring Martin Clunes. He lives in North Yorkshire with his second wife, Susan. He has four stepchildren, eight grand-stepchildren and one great-grand-stepchild.