Music

Richard hasn't played music for many years, but he is still remembered for improvising the music in the 1988 Channel 4 TV series Whose Line Is It Anyway? In 1989 he appeared in musical sketches with Willie Rushton and Eleanor Bron in the televised Amnesty International show The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball. The finale was Peter Cook and Dudley Moore's theme song 'Goodbye.' Richard is standing next to John Cleese, with Dudley Moore at the piano.

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Finale ensemble of the Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball
The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball, Cambridge Theatre 1989
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The dressing room allocation for the 1989 Amnesty shows

Richard won the 2004 Sony Radio Academy Silver Award for Comedy for the BBC Radio 2 series Jammin. He played guitar and keyboards with Chas and Dave, Andrew Roachford, Toyah, Midge Ure, Neil Innes, Nik Kershaw, Justin Hayward, Thomas Dolby, Neil Hannon, David Arnold, Leo Sayer and Herbie Flowers. He composed the music for the BBC TV series Cats Eyes starring Rowland Rivron, Dora Bryan and Steve Nallon. He was one of Jenny Lecoat's Diamantes and he once played fretless bass in Stephen Frost's punk band The Gits.

 

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