Douglas Adams (1952-2001) was a British radio and television writer and author, best known for his radio series/television series/novels The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Along with Neil Innes, he is one of only two people to receive a writing credit on the original television series for the sketch Patient Abuse. He also appears briefly in two episodes, once behind a surgeon's mask as "Dr. Emile Koning", and in the Mr. Neutron sketch as a pepperpot carting around a missile.
Adams also contributed to the writing of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Adams also wrote for the fan favourite Doctor Who, writing three serials including The Pirate Planet.