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.
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As a songwriter Richie is best known for composing all 120+ songs for the multiple BAFTA/Emmy/British Comedy Award winning Horrible Histories. He also has hundreds of songwriting credits for CBBC/Cbeebies – from the current pop pastiches of All Over The Place to the catchy ear-worms of Mr Bloom’s Nursery and My Pet & Me. Along with co-lyricists Dave Cohen and David Quantick, Richie has also written over 50 (and counting) episodes of 15 Minute Musical for BBC Radio 4.
theme tunes & scoring
With long-time musical sidekick and audio production tsar Matt Katz, Richie has written and scored hours of television. From a secret bunker in rural Warwickshire (well, a light industrial unit on the outskirts of Leamington Spa) the pair have produced countless theme tunes for radio and television over the past twenty years: notable credits include the score for Horrible Histories: The Movie as well as Newzoids for ITV, Raised By Wolves for C4, Strange Hill High and Gory Games for CBBC and scoring hundreds of episodes of the award-winning Baby Jake and the rebooted Teletubbies for Cbeebies.
Richie is an established radio comedy writer/performer with his Writers’ Guild award-winning show 15 Minute Musical a mainstay of the Radio 4 schedule. His sitcom Mr Muzak is in its second series and he also wrote, produced and performed three series of the late night comedy The Music Teacher, and two series of Dave Lamb’s audience sitcom, Hobby Bobbies.
Back in the day he wrote and and performed in The Cheese Shop, Look Away Now and The Bigger Issues for Radio 4, nine series of Parsons and Naylor’s Pull Out Sections for BBC Radio 2 as well as two solid years on live kids’ TV.
top dog productions
Richie is a founding director of Top Dog Productions – an independent production company making comedy and drama for BBC Radio 4.
Formed with Matt Katz, Dave Lamb, Nick Walker and Jim North the company has an impressive roster of shows and its own shiny website right here