Richard writes drama and children’s television scripts as well as as novels and comics.
Richard was one of a handful of writers selected for NBC Universal’s Development Initiative in 2015 and again in 2016. He was Lead Writer on the Disney Hungama show EENA MEENA DEEKA and staff writer on the BBC’s BAFTA Award-winning TREE FU TOM.
He is also currently developing his first original IP with Legendary Entertainment.
Richard is the series writer on Running Press’s best-selling line of DOCTOR WHO books and has written for IDW and Titan DOCTOR WHO comics. Richard has also many DOCTOR WHO audios scripts and works of non-fiction to his name.
He was the winner of the BBC Writersroom search for new writers in 2012 and has written for several BBC shows since then and was the Head Writer on new action series, CAPTAIN EXTRAORDINARY, in development with Rushfirth Creative.
He has a track record in developing shows for existing IP and is also developing his own projects: NO KIDDING – a workplace drama cantered around a group of nursery school workers and THE LAST HORSEMAN – a fantasy drama that takes a look the Horsemen of the Apocalypse from a different angle.
A judge for the Children’s BAFTA Awards, Richard also writes prose and audio scripts for MGM’s STARGATE SG-1 and Sherlock Holmes – including adapting THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES and writing his own stories for Titan Publishing’s range of books.
TELEVISION & FILM (PRODUCED)
|Eena Meena Deeka: 100 episodes||Disney||2015-2016|
|Tree Fu Tom: 3 episodes||BBC/Freemantle||2014 – 2016|
|Majid: 1 epsiode||Majid Kids TV||2015|
|Go Jetters: 1 episode||BBC/Worldwide||2015|
|Moshi Monsters TV Show: episode development||Mind Candy||2015|
|Development Script||BBC In House||N/A|
|Development Script||BBC In House||N/A|
TELEVISION & FILM (IN DEVELOPMENT/SPEC)
|The Last Horseman
PG13 Fantasy Drama (13 x60′)
|Murder of Crows
Crime Drama (8 x60′)
Workplace Drama (8 x 45′)
Children’s Fantasy Drama (12 x 25′)
Espionage Thriller (6 x 60′)
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
GRAPHIC NOVELS/COMIC STRIPS
|Doctor Who: Time Fraud
||IDW Doctor Who Special 2012||2013|
|Doctor Who: The Lunar Tyk||Doctor Who Adventures #191||2010|
BOOKS & SHORT STORIES
Richard has written novels and short stories for Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who among other franchises. He is also working on his first YA novel.
|Doctor Who: Underwater War||Penguin Books||2016|
|Twisted Histories: Flaming Sword||Snowbooks||2013
|Encounters of Sherlock Holmes –
The Adventure of the Swaddled Railwayman
|Moshi Monsters: Super Moshi Missions||Penguin Books||2012
|Doctor Who: The Underwater War||Penguin Books||2011|
|Doctor Who: Audio Short Trips – Neptune||Big Finish||2011|
|Doctor Who: Audio Short Trips – A Star is Born||Big Finish||2011
|Bernice Summerfield: Present Danger – Past Caring||Big Finish||2011|
|Stargate SGU – Braking Point||Titan||2011|
|Doctor Who: Short Trips – Neptune||Big Finish||2005|
|Doctor Who: Supreme Dalek||Running Press||2016|
|Doctor Who: Adipose||Running Press||2016|
|Doctor Who: Weeping Angel||Running Press||2015|
|Doctor Who: Sonic Screwdriver||Running Press||2014|
|Doctor Who: Cyberman||Running Press||2013|
|Doctor Who: Dalek
|Doctor Who: TARDIS
|Doctor Who Anniversary Sticker Book
|You and Who: Contact Has Been Made
(Volume 1) – Day of the Daleks
|Behind the Sofa: a Memory of Doctor Who||Troubador Publishing||2012|
|Moshi Monsters: The Official Collectable Figures Guide
|The Big Finish Companion – Volume I||Big Finish||2011|
|A History of the Internet||Pocket Essentials||2002|
|The Internet Atlas||Parkgate Books||2000|
|The Big Finish Companion – Volume II||Big Finish||2013|
Richard has written original scripts for many franchises as well as adapting several thrillers.
|Stargate SG1 – Duplicity
|Doctor Who – The Rings of Ikira||Big Finish||2012|
|Doctor Who – The Wanderer||Big Finish||2012|
|Sherlock Holmes – The Tangled Skein||Big Finish||2012|
|Sherlock Holmes – The Hound of the Baskervilles||Big Finish||2011|
|Doctor Who – Recorded Time||Big Finish||2011|
|Bernice Summerfield – Dead Man’s Switch||Big Finish||2010|
|Sapphire & Steel – The Surest Poison||Big Finish||2006|
|Space: 1889 – The Lunar Inheritance||Noise Monster||2005|
AS ASSISTANT PRODUCER
Sherlock Holmes: Season 2 (Big Finish Productions)
|The Final Problem/The Empty House||Big Finish||2011|
|The Reification of Hans Gerber||Big Finish||2011|
|The Hound of the Baskervilles||Big Finish||2011|
|The Tangled Skein||Big Finish||2012|
Richard has been a journalist for over 20 years, cutting his teeth on local news in Surrey before moving onto business magazines; starting at Director as editorial assistant before moving to Real Business as assistant editor.
In the late 90s, he decided to specialise in the internet and moved onto Internet Magazine. During this time he appeared on numerous TV and radio programmes talking about internet-related matters. He was also shortlisted for the PTC journalist of the year award in 1999.
Richard has worked many magazines, periodicals and even on ‘Fleet Street’:
|The Sunday Express||Reporter|
|Internet Magazine||Editorial & Staff Writer|
|Real Business||Editorial & Staff Writer|
|Leisure World (Sodexho customer magazine)||Editorial & Staff Writer|
|Ascot World (Ascot Race Course magazine)||Editorial & Staff Writer|
|Esher News & Mail||Staff Writer|
|Caterer & Hotelkeeper||Reporter|
|Nursery Management Today||Reporter|
|and SF related publications:|
|Doctor Who DVD Files Magazine||Reporter|
|Doctor Who Insider (US)||Reporter|
Richard has also written content for websites and brochures as well as ghost writing academic publications.