Richard is one of the foremost production designers in television. Trained in at Hammersmith School of Art and Building, Richard joined the BBC as an Assistant Designer with the newly created BBC2. Richard’s credits include, for the BBC, Dr. Finlay’s Casebook, Middlemarch, The Onedin Line, Secret Army, Angels, The Survivors, Wings, The Venturers, Dr Who, Artists and Models, The Women in White, Noel Coward’s Bon voyage, Vivaldi’s Stabet Mater with the London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale with Wayne Sleep and Ben Kingsley. He was BAFTA nominated for the designs for When the Boat Comes In.
Richard also designed The Royal Variety Performance(1988) at the London Palladium, five series of Bruce Forsyth’s Generation Game, shows for The Two Ronnies (The worm that Turned & By The Sea, Kenny Everett, Terry Wogan, Michael Parkinson, Ken Dodd, Dave Allen, Paul Daniels, Saturday Matters with Sue Lawley, The Carpenters and Victoria Wood, As Seen on TV, (the set for Acorn Antiques is one of his creations). Richard also designed Call Up the Stars, Going for Gold, Take Your Pick, Raise the Roof, Beyond Belief with David Frost and Some Mothers Do Have ‘Em and four series of Des O’Connor Tonight, Tricia, Michael Barrymore’s My Kind of Music (5 series), Jerry Springer UK, Des O’Connor Specials (2002/2003)