John Alexander Fairley FRTS (born 15 April 1938) is a British former television producer from Yorkshire. With William Allison he wrote the 1978 book The Monocled Mutineer, made into a well-known 1986 BBC One controversial drama series, adapted by Alan Bleasdale.
From 1965-68 he was a radio producer with BBC Radio.
He worked for Yorkshire Television (now ITV Yorkshire). He was a television producer from 1968-78. He became Managing Director of Yorkshire-Tyne Tees Television in 1993 until April 1995. He was replaced on 15 May 1995 by Bruce Gyngell, the former managing director from 1984-92 of TV-am. During his employment at Yorkshire Television, he was the Producer of the cave diving documentary The Underground Eiger.
He has written books with Simon Welfare.
- Ward Thomas (television executive), former chairman from 1993-97 of Yorkshire Television
|| Chairman of Channel 4 Racing
1997 - 2012
|| Chief Executive of UKTV
1995 - 1996
|| Managing Director of Yorkshire-Tyne Tees Television
1993 - April 1995
|| Director of Programmes at Yorkshire Television
1984 - 1992