Richard Murdoch

1907 - 1990




Comedian Richard 'Stinker' Murdoch had his radio break alongside Arthur Askey in the BBC comedy programme Band Waggon. Created as a light entertainment show, the pair revolutionised it with madcap comedy, much of which was supposedly based in a flat at the top of Broadcasting House.

Murdoch later joined Kenneth Horne for 'Much Binding in the Marsh' before taking on the role of a bumbling civil servant in The Men from the Ministry with Wilfrid Hyde-White and later Deryck Guyler. His radio career lasted for almost 60 years.

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Band Waggon with Arthur Askey – 1939 – BBC National Programme

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Much Binding In The Marsh – 1949 – BBC Light Programme

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The Men From The Ministry – 1970 – BBC Radio 4

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