Peter Sasdy is a British film and television director. As well as numerous TV credits, notably the Nigel Kneale-scripted The Stone Tape, he directed several horror films for Hammer, including Taste the Blood of Dracula, Countess Dracula and Hands of the Ripper. He directed Pia Zadora in the cult classic The Lonely Lady, for which he earned a Razzie Award for Worst Director. In 1977, he had directed Welcome to Blood City, the first film in the "virtual-reality" genre that would later produce The Matrix and The Truman Show. From 1985 to 1987 he directed the Thames TV production of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾.