Television producer and director

Richard is a producer and director who trained at the BBC and has worked on some of Britain's most memorable prime time comedies, including In Sickness and In Health, 2Point4 Children and Blackadder Goes Forth, the last of which earned him an RTS Award and his first BAFTA.

From the BBC, Richard went on to be Head of Comedy for Carlton and Central TV, before going freelance in 2001, when he directed Time Gentlemen Please for Sky, All About Me for Celador, and The Sketch Show for ITV, which won him a second BAFTA.

In addition to his UK work Richard has worked extensively in the US, directing Just Shoot Me for NBC, Grounded For Life for Warner Bros and a full series of Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show for Fox.

In 2009, his series of the comedy show The IT Crowd was awarded a BAFTA for Best Comedy Series.




Comedy series

Producer Simon London
Writer Lorna Watson, Ingrid Oliver, Kevin Cecil and Alex Lowe
  • Ingrid Oliver
  • Lorna Watson
  • Sketch show for BBC 2 starring Lorna Watson and Ingrid Oliver

    BBC for BBC2
    Producer Ash Atalla
    Writer Matt Morgan
  • Rhys Darby
  • Jack Doolan
  • Vic Reeves
  • Katy Wix
  • Comedy Showcase pilot about a small town Health & Safety team
    Roughcut for Channel 4
  • Lucinda Dryzek
  • Neil Dudgeon
  • Taylor Fawcett
  • Patrick Nolan
  • BBC 1 comedy series about the dysfunctional Riley family

    Talkback Thames for BBC 1
  • Lucinda Dryzek
  • Niel Dudgeon
  • Taylor Fawcett
  • Patrick Nolan
  • Second series of the hit prime time comedy
    Talkback Thames for BBC 1
  • Alan Carr
  • Justin Lee Collins
  • Popular chat and sketch show
    Princess Productions for Channel 4
    Writer Hannah Mackay
  • Lucy Barratt
  • Cicely Giddings
  • Robert Matthews
  • David Morley Hale
  • Comedy drama filmed in a music hall
    Celador for ITV1
    Producer Mark Freeland
    Writer Tim Moore & Paul Rose
  • Simon Greenall
  • James Lance
  • Ingrid Oliver
  • Children's show parody

    Hartswood Films for BBC 3
    Producer Kelsey Grammer
  • Kelsey Grammer
  • Comedy sketch show
    Grammnet Productions for Fox Network USA
  • Jasper Carrott
  • Ryan Cartwright
  • Jamil Dhillon
  • Natalia Keery-Fisher
  • Sitcom about a multicultural family living in Birmingham
    Celador for BBC 1
    1 x 30'
  • Elizabeth Berrington
  • Lauren Buglioli
  • Carli Norris
  • Frank Skinner
  • Pilot for a sitcom about a minicab driver lurching from one midlife crisis to another
    Avalon for ITV1
    Producer Denis Biggs
    Writer Bill Martin
  • Lynsey Bartilson
  • Kevin Fitzgerald Corrigan
  • Donal Logue
  • Megyn Price
  • Family drama following the lives of Sean and Claudia Finnerty and their unruly children
    Carsey Werner Mandabach for Warner Brothers Network USA
    Producer Steve Coogan
  • Kitty Flanagan
  • Lee Mack
  • Jim Tavare
  • Karen Taylor
  • Comedy sketch show
    Avalon for ITV1
    Producer Al Murray
    Writer Al Murray
  • Al Murray
  • Stand-up comedy show
    Producer Brad Grey
    Writer Steven Levitan
  • Enrico Colantoni
  • Wendie Malick
  • Laura San Giacomo
  • George Segal
  • Award winning comedy about a woman forced to work at her father's fashion magazine after being fired from her job as an anchorwoman
    Universal for NBC
    Writer Paul Waite
    Tandem TV for BBC 2
    Writer Gareth Seabrook
    Writer Richard Turner & Paul Shearer
    1 x 30'
    Producer Jon Blair
    Writer Alastair Beaton & John Wells
  • Owen Brenman
  • Kenneth Cranham
  • Hilary Gish
  • Angela Thorne
  • Comedy about Margaret Thatcher and her life after politics
  • Clare Buckfield
  • Julia Hills
  • Belinda Lang
  • Gary Olsen
  • Comedy series following the lives of the Porter family
    BBC for BBC 1
    Blackadder Goes Forth
    BAFTA Winner: Best Comedy Series
    6 x 30'
    Producer John Lloyd
    Writer Richard Curtis & Ben Elton
  • Rowan Atkinson
  • Stephen Fry
  • Hugh Laurie
  • Tim McInnerny
  • Final series of the BBC1 comedy, which sees Blackadder as an army captain in World War I
    BBC for BBC1
    Producer David Croft
    Writer David Croft & Jeremy Lloyd
  • Gorden Kaye
  • Richard Marner
  • Vicki Michelle
  • Carmen Silvera
  • Comedy set during World War II about a Frenchman struggling to run his cafe, deal with the German occupation, run an underground resistance and keep his wife happy
    BBC for BBC 1
    Writer Kevin Buxton
  • Lesley Joseph
  • Pauline Quirke
  • Linda Robson
  • Comedy series about two sisters whose husbands are arrested for armed robbery

    BBC 1
    Producer John Lloyd
    Writer Richard Curtis & Ben Elton
  • Rowan Atkinson
  • Stephen Fry
  • Hugh Laurie
  • Miranda Richardson
  • Comedy giving a new twist on Charles Dickens' classic Christmas tale
    BBC for BBC 1
    Writer Johnny Speight
  • Ken Campbell
  • Arthur English
  • Carmel McSharry
  • Warren Mitchell
  • Sitcom following Alf and Elsie as they struggle to survive on their pensions
    BBC for BBC 1
    Writer Gary Seabrook
    Comedy pilot
    Producer John Kilby
    Writer Colin Bostock-Smith
  • Tim Brooke-Taylor
  • Brian Hall
  • Diane Keen
  • Garfield Morgan
  • Comedy about a husband and wife who suddenly become very wealthy when the wife becomes a celebrated author
    BBC for BBC 1
    Producer David Askey
    Writer Charlotte Bingham & Terence Brady
  • James Bolan
  • Samantha Hurst
  • Gabrielle Lloyd
  • Ray Winstone
  • Drama about a priest who finds himself the guardian of a troubled eight year old girl
    BBC for BBC 2
    Producer Roger Race
    Writer Carla Lane
  • Michael Angelis
  • Peter Caffrey
  • Robert Gillepsie
  • Frederick Jaeger
  • Comedy-drama about four recovering alcoholics who meet while undergoing psychotherapy in hospital
    BBC for BBC 1
    Producer Robin Nash
    Writer Jon Watkins
  • Martin Clunes
  • Patricia Garwood
  • William Gaunt
  • Dee Sadler
  • Comedy about a dysfunctional family
    BBC for BBC 1
    Producer Frank Muir
    Comedy compilations


    1 x 30'
    Director Graham Linehan
    Writer Graham Linehan, Sharon Horgan, Helen Linehan & Holly Walsh
  • Anna Maxwell Martin
  • Diane Morgan
  • Paul Ready
  • Lucy Punch
  • Terry Mynott
  • Pilot navigating the trials and traumas of middle-class motherhood

    Delightful Industries for BBC2
    Writer Steve Delaney & Graham Linehan
  • Steve Delaney
  • Rory Kinnear
  • Zara Ahmadi
  • Chris Ryman
  • Andy Linden
  • Ruth Posner
  • Second series of the comedy about an elderly showbusiness character

    Retort and Komedia Entertainment for BBC 2
    Count Arthur Strong
    Nominated: BAFTA Situational Comedy
    6 x 30'
    Writer Graham Linehan and Steve Delaney
  • Steve Delaney
  • Chris Ryman
  • Sitcom in which elderly showbusiness character Count Arthur Strong attempts to recount his life story

    Retort and Komedia Entertainment for BBC2
    Director Graham Linehan
    Writer Graham Linehan and Diet of Worms
  • Niall Gaffney
  • Philippa Dunne
  • Amy Stephenson
  • Rory Connolly
  • Comedy series about a tight knit family from Dublin

    Delightful Industries for BBC 4
    Director Nick Bye
    Writer Simon Block
  • Sarah Malin
  • Andrew Sachs
  • Danny Swanson
  • Frances de la Tour
  • Comedy following Shirlet, Lorriane and Nat
    BBC for BBC 1
    Director Andy De Emmony
    Writer Dominic English
  • Matt Bardock
  • James Bolam
  • Pearce Quigley
  • Diana Weston
  • Comedy set in a multi-storey car park
    Lawless Films for Carlton TV
    Director Andy DeEmmony
    Writer Ben Ward
    Award winning puppet satire show
    Carlton TV for ITV1

    Director & Producer 

    Writer Steve Delaney & Graham Linehan
  • Steve Delaney
  • Rory Kinnear
  • Third series of the comedy about an elderly showbusiness character

    Retort and Komedia Entertainment for BBC1
    In development
    Writer Graham Linehan
  • Richard Ayoade
  • Chris O'Dowd
  • Katherine Parkinson
  • Special one-off finale episode of the sitcom

    Retort for Channel 4
  • Richard Ayoade
  • Chris O'Dowd
  • Award-winning Channel 4 comedy
    Talkback Thames for Channel 4
    Writer Richard Herring, Stewar Lee & Al Murray
  • Phil Daniels
  • Jason Freeman
  • Roy Heather
  • Andrew Mackay
  • Comedy set in a rundown pub
    Avalon for Sky1
    Writer Danny Jacobson & Paul Reiser
  • Joanne Farrell
  • Gary Love
  • Trevyn McDowell
  • Tracy-Ann Obermann
  • Spinoff of the US series Mad About You
    Carlton TV for ITV1
    Writer Mark Bussell
  • Glen Davies
  • Shirley Anne Field
  • Madge Hindle
  • Sam Kelly
  • Comedy following Barbara, who acts as unofficial agony aunt for her whole family
    Carlton TV for ITV1
    Writer Ray Galton & Alan Simpson
  • Peter Jeffrey
  • Sam Kelly
  • Paul Merton
  • Gary Waldhorn
  • Comedy series remaking scripts written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
  • Roger Lloyd-Pack
  • Victor McGuire
  • Felicity Montagu
  • Deborah Norton
  • Comedy about the day to day lives of a group of doctors
    BBC for BBC 1
    Writer John Bird
  • John Barron
  • John Bird
  • Diane Fletcher
  • Lesley Vickerage
  • Comedy about the hunt to find a new councillor
    BBC for BBC 1
    Writer Susannah Greenberg & John Wilkinson
  • Annette Badland
  • Nick Brimble
  • Roland Curram
  • Roger Sloman
  • Comedy about the making of a live television news programme



    Writer Ian Davidson
    Comedy film for BT

    Writer & Director 

    Video arts film

    Writer & Director & Producer 

    Informative video giving advice on tackling absenteeism



    Writer Phil Woods
    New Vic