Sir Antony Jay, English broadcaster, director and writer, Died at 86

  Media, Writer

Sir Antony Rupert Jay was born on April 20, 1930, and died on August 21, 2016.

He was an English writer, broadcaster, and director, famous for co-authoring, with Jonathan Lynn, the British political comedies, Minister, Prime Minister (1980–88).

Sir Jay wrote The Householder’s Guide to Community Defence Against Bureaucratic Aggression (1972).

Jay had a distinguished career as a broadcaster and in public relations, for which he was created a Knight Bachelor in 1988.

Sir Antony Jay also wrote the BBC television documentary Royal Family and co-wrote Elizabeth R, for which he was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for personal services to the Royal Family.

Sir Antony Jay passed away at 86 years old.