• Date Of Birth: 2 January 1953
  • Date Of Death: 14 February 2021
  • Occupation: Scriptwriter

Iain Pattinson (2 January 1953 – 14 February 2021) was a British scriptwriter. His work included writing the chairman’s script for the long-running BBC Radio 4 panel game I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, delivered by the programme’s veteran chairman Humphrey Lyttelton from 1992 until Lyttelton’s death in 2008. Pattinson continued to write the scripts for subsequent chairmen, including Jack Dee, for a further 11 years.

Pattinson was born in Sidcup. He attended Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School, leaving before his A levels.

His father Geoffrey (1924–2018) worked in shipping; a D-Day veteran who served in the 9th Parachute Battalion, Geoffrey’s portrait was painted by Jonathan Yeo for the Royal Collection in 2015.

After leaving school, Pattinson worked at Shell, eventually becoming a marketing executive at the company before leaving to take up comedy scriptwriting.

He died of leukaemia, survived by his mother Audrey and his sister Edwina. – Available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License from Wikipedia.