Richard Lumsden is an actor and writer. He has written plays for R4: the Imison Award shortlisted John Dodd Gets Taken For A Ride, Good Place For Fishing, Man In The Moon, which was shortlisted for the Tinniswood Award, and The Six Loves of Billy Binns. He has starred in radio plays and comedies, including the well-known 'Clare in the Community'.
Richard co-wrote the television drama series Wonderful You for ITV. His theatre plays include We Could Be Heroes, Skeletons and most recently The Fall & Rise of Lenny Smallman at the Yvonne Arnaud in Guildford, which will be produced at the Arts Theatre, London later this year. As an actor Richard has worked in TV, film and theatre. Recent TV appearances include Nathan in the Emmy Award-winning Sugar Rush and The Catherine Tate Show.
A Book By Lester Tricklebank....2015
Tom Courtenay stars in Richard Lumsden's moving verse drama, set in Derbyshire and spanning nearly 40 years.
Morris ...... Tom Courtenay
Esther ...... Gillian Bevan
Vera ...... Ann Beach
Ray ...... Richard Lumsden
Ted ...... Wayne Foskett
Marion ...... Tracy Wiles
Bill ...... Roger Walker
Mrs Walker ...... Shirley Dixon
Young Morris ...... Ernie Lumsden
Producer...... Sally Avens.
A GOOD PLACE FOR FISHING....2000
Afternoon play. 16 Nov 00. Following the death of her husband, Joan is holidaying with her son. She reflects on life, and is forced to confront not only the treacheries of her husband, but also her own secrets. With Anne Reid, Russell Dixon, Alison Pettitt and Peter Gunn. Directed by Gillian Bevan. Rpt 11 Oct 01.
JOHN DODD GETS TAKEN FOR A RIDE....1998
Afternoon play, 8 Jul 98. Shortlisted for Imison Award. John, born with learning difficulties, has been hidden from his Derbyshire village by his parents. His view of the world, though limited, has its own brand of humour, insight and poetry. His careful routine is broken when his uncle arrives to take him out in a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. With Peter Gunn, Rowena Cooper and Russell Dixon. Director Gillian Bevan. Rpt 21 apr 99.
THE KILLING OF DR. MORGAN....2007
3 Mar 07. Saturday play by Jim Poyser. Thriller. Andrew lives a comfy middle class life - then his wife's best friend is murdered and his world crumbles. Andrew ...... Richard Lumsden, Lisa ...... Zara Turner, David ...... Philip Bretherton, Keegan ...... Andrew Dunn, Katya ...... Szilvi Naray-Davey, Timon ...... Parvez Qadir, Higgo ...... Hamilton Berstock.
CLARE IN THE COMMUNITY....2004
Comedy series about a dysfunctional social worker. This has run for several series. Details for the very first episode: 1/6. Babysitter, 26 Nov 2004. With Sally Phillips, Nina Conti, Gemma Craven, Alex Lowe, Richard Lumsden and Ellen Thomas. Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden. Produced by Katie Tyrrell.
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