Grant Naylor

The collective name used by writers Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, the creators of the British sci-fi series RED DWARF. They wrote and produced Series 1 through 6, and wrote (individually or as a team) all of the Red Dwarf novels. In 1996, Rob Grant resigned as co-producer/co-writer of the show.

Rob Grant, and Doug Naylor worked for three years in the mid-eighties as head writers of the satirical puppet series SPLITTING IMAGE which spawned a spin-off number one song single called “The Chicken Song.” It was composed by Philip Pope and released in 1986 by Virgin Records. The “Grant Naylor” team also wrote Radio Four’s award-winning series SON OF CLICHE.

Rob Grant continued to write solo including a science fiction comedy for Sky One called  THE STRANGERERS [released in 2000] about inept aliens invading Earth and a special 5-part sitcom for ITV called DARK AGES..


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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