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Richard Bernard ('Stinker') Murdoch

(1907-1990), Actor and television personality

Sitter in 9 portraits
Nicknamed 'Stinker', Murdoch became a household name through the popular radio series Band Waggon with Arthur Askey. Their humour was a forerunner of much radio comedy to come in the 1940s and later, including ITMA (It's That Man Again) and Hancock's Half Hour, and was a strong influence on many developing comedy scriptwriters. Together with Kenneth Horne, Richard Murdoch created and starred in the long-running, much-loved radio comedy series Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh (1944-54). Murdoch's other well-known radio programmes included The Men from the Ministry (1961-77).

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Richard Bernard ('Stinker') Murdoch, by John Gay - NPG x128654

Richard Bernard ('Stinker') Murdoch

by John Gay
2 1/4 inch square film negative, early 1950s
NPG x128654

Party in bookshop, by Francis Goodman - NPG x195562

Party in bookshop

by Francis Goodman
eleven 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, December 1954
NPG x195562

Party in bookshop, by Francis Goodman - NPG x195563

Party in bookshop

by Francis Goodman
ten 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, December 1954
NPG x195563

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Richard Bernard ('Stinker') Murdoch with his family

by Francis Goodman
twelve 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 17 October 1949
NPG x195342

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Richard Bernard ('Stinker') Murdoch with his wife and daughters

by Francis Goodman
twelve 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 17 October 1949
NPG x195343

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Allan Singleton-Wood

02 January 2020, 22:08

Who was in the Forces Show with Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne in 1953.

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