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|Born||Richard Bernard Murdoch
6 April 1907
|Died||9 October 1990
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, UK
Richard Bernard Murdoch attended Charterhouse School. He then appeared in Footlights whilst a student at Pembroke College, Cambridge. In 1937 he is listed among the cast of the "Television Follies", an early BBC TV programme. Murdoch had his radio break in the BBC comedy programme Band Waggon (1938–40) as part of a double act with Arthur Askey, acquiring the nickname "Stinker" in mocking reference to his superior formal education. He reprised this role in the 1940 film of the same name and after the war appeared in the TV version, Living It Up. During World War II, he served in the RAF.
Murdoch appeared with Kenneth Horne in the BBC Radio comedy series Much Binding in the Marsh from 1944 to 1954. He also appeared in The Men from the Ministry from 1962 to 1977, a radio comedy series about two civil service members, with initially Wilfrid Hyde-White, but more famously Deryck Guyler.
He married the actress Peggy Rawlings in 1932, and they had three children, Belinda, Jane and Timothy.
Murdoch died on 9 October 1990, aged 83, with his final appearance broadcast in 1991, a few months after his death.
- Looking on the Bright Side (1932)
- Over She Goes (1938)
- Band Waggon (1940)
- Charley's (Big-Hearted) Aunt (1940)
- The Ghost Train (1941)
- I Thank You (1941)
- One Exciting Night (1944)
- It Happened in Soho (1948)
- Golden Arrow (1949)
- Lilli Marlene (1950)
- The Magic Box (1951)
- Strictly Confidential (1959)
- Not a Hope in Hell (1960)
- Whoops Apocalypse (1986) 
- Radio Times Television Supplement, July 9, 1937
- Hugh M. Massingberd, 'The "Daily Telegraph" Book of Obituaries 3: Entertainers', pp. 148-9. ISBN 0-330-36775-7
- Foster, Andy and Furst, Steve (1996). Radio Comedy 1938-1968. Virgin Publishing. pp 82-85. ISBN 0-86369-960-X
- Foster, Andy and Furst, Steve (1996). Radio Comedy 1938-1968. Virgin Publishing. pp 240-247. ISBN 0-86369-960-X
- Walker, John (1999). Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies. (13th ed.) HarperCollins. p. 297. ISBN 0-00-255905-6
- BBC Comedy Guide information
- Cambridge Footlights history
- Biography at filmreference.com
- Lines from Murdoch's Ballet égyptien verses