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Top Dog Productions
Richie is an award-winning composer, actor, writer and radio producer. He cut his comedy teeth on live kids telly, has an impressive list of TV and radio shows to his name, and is King of the funny song.
Wrote, composed songs for and starred in seven series of ’15 Minute Musical’, winner of the 2009 Writers’ Guild Award for Best Radio Comedy, for BBC Radio 4.
Wrote, produced and starred in three series of ‘The Music Teacher’, produced and performed in ‘Dave Against The Machine’, produced Mission Improbable and performed in ‘Stormchasers’ and ‘Hobby Bobbies’ – all Top Dog Productions (of which he is a director and founder member) for BBC Radio 4.
Wrote and performed in ‘The Cheese Shop’, ‘Look Away Now’ and ‘The Bigger Issues’ for BBC Radio 4 and nine series of Parsons and Naylor’s Pull Out Sections for BBC Radio 2.
Composed songs for the BAFTA/British Comedy Award winner ‘Horrible Histories’ – also the subject of a BBC Prom at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011 – as well as music for ‘All Over The Place’, ‘Fit’, ‘Gory Games’ and countless others for CBBC.
Composed songs for and scored ‘Baby Jake’, ‘Mr Bloom’s Nursery’ and ‘Jackanory’ for CBeebies.
Performed live comedy every Saturday morning for two solid years on Live and Kicking for BBC1 and wrote songs for ‘Goodness Gracious Me’, ‘Dead Ringers’ and ‘Armstrong and Miller’ for BBC2 and Mongrels for BBC3.
Going for a Song
Best practice in composing and integrating songs into children’s content.
BAFTA Creative Masterclass: Making Comedy History with Horrible Histories
The creative team behind the multi award winning ‘Horrible Histories’ reveal the comedy writing process behind the hit television series.