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Richard Murdoch

British actor

Born
06 April 1907
in BromleyCity of London, EnglandUnited Kingdom

Died
09 October 1990

British actor and comedian. During the World War 2 he was often working with comedian Arhtur Askey in his movies (The Ghost Train, I Thank You, Band Waggon) and on radio show Band Waggon, as well as in variety shows. During that era he gained his nickname, although it is still unclear how, Stinker Murdoch. During 1950s he was co-starring in radio show Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh with Kenneth Horne.

In early 1960s Richard Murdoch suggested an idea for radio show to Edward Taylor, later this idea was turned into Men from the Ministry, a comedy show that was running in United Kingdom for 18 years (starring Richard Murdoch) and was even re-made in other countries. Richard Murdoch also appeared in several TV series, including guest appearances in The Black Adder and Rumpole of the Bailey.


1941

The Ghost Train

as Teddy Deakin

Erin Brockovich 1941

Eight passengers miss their connection and are forced to spend a night on small train station in Cornwall. The stationmaster tells them the story that the station is in fact haunted. During the storm strange things begin to happen.

1962-1980

Men from the Ministry

as Richard Lamb

Erin Brockovich 1962

Fictional General Assistance Department was created to help other ministries with often trivial problems. Incompetent civil servants that are running it get into trouble everytime they try to do their job. But most of the time they just try to look like they are doing any job.