Writer for film and television

Richard was the Lead Writer, Creator and Executive Producer on all five series of the critically acclaimed Ripper Street (Tiger Aspect / Lookout Point) which aired on the BBC and Amazon Prime, as well as being sold to 199 territories worldwide, including USA, Germany, Australia and Japan.

Previously, Richard wrote across all three series of the original drama Mistresses (Ecosse / BBC), showrunning the second and third. Mistresses was subsequently sold to ABC where the remake ran for four seasons. Before he started writing, Richard was the Head of Development at DNA Films and a Development Executive at Pathé. 

His series Serpent about the Hippie Trail serial killer Charles Sobhraj is airing on BBC One on New Years Day 2021. He is also currently working on an adaptation of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's novel The Leopard with Moonage pictures.

Writer Richard Warlow seems to enjoy setting himself these impossible tasks, writing his way out of a blind alley with no jet pack.…While other shows look shiny but ring hollow, Ripper is the real thing, a gripping story, thoughtfully told.

on Ripper Street

The visuals, stories and soap are so well defined. Ripper Street is bludgeoning its way into my affections.

The Times
on Ripper Street Series 1 - 5

Ripper Street is a well-acted, well-written and compelling mystery series. And even better, there’s no waiting around, wishing it would improve. It’s alluring from the start.

Hollywood Reporter
on Ripper Street Series 1 - 5



Writer & Creator & Executive Producer 

Ripper Street Series 1 - 5
8 x 60'
Creator, Writer and Executive Producer 
Producer Will Gould

The BAFTA nominated original drama set in the East End of London in 1889, during the aftermath of the "Ripper" murders.

Tiger Aspect Productions / Lookout Point for BBC1, Amazon Prime

Writer & Creator 



Drama series

In development

Original Series. 

Eleven Films
In development

Original series 

Brown Bear Films for ITV
In development
Writer & Showrunner, Series 1-3 
Creator SJ Clarkson & Lowri Glain
Producer Lowri Glain
  • Sarah Parish
  • Sharon Small
  • Orla Brady
  • Shelley Conn
  • Drama series following the lives and loves of four female friends: Katie, a doctor having an affair with a patient; Trudi, a 9/11 widow; Siobhan, a barrister; and Jessica, a commitment phobe who plays the field.
    Ecosse Films/BBC Wales for BBC1

    Writer & Executive Producer 

    Moonage Pictures


    Creator Barbara Machin
    Producer Colin Wratten
    Director Andy Hay
  • Trevor Eve
  • Sue Johnston
  • Tara Fitzgerald
  • Wil Johnson
  • Long running police procedural crime drama series featuring a fictional Cold Case Unit comprising CID police officers, a psychological profiler and a forensic scientist.
    BBC for BBC1
    Producer Allon Reich


    In development

    Adapted from the New York Times bestseller by Paul French. 

    Kudos Film & Television
    In development



    Producer Tracy Brimm & Kate Myers
    Director Saul Dibb
    Forward Films/ Paramount Pictures
    Producer Barnaby Thompson
    Director David Mackenzie
    Ealing Studios
    In Development
    Producer Tracy Brimm & Kate Myers
    Forward Films/ Pathe