Richard
Senior

Richard is a director for television.

Rich Senior was Lead Director on McDonald & Dodds, the Bath-based detective drama produced by Mammoth Screen for ITV, starring BAFTA winner Jason Watkins and Tala Gouveia.

Rich directed the finale of Humans Season 3 - Channel 4’s BAFTA winning sci-fi drama, the finale of Hard Sun - Neil Cross’ 6 part apocalyptic crime drama produced by Euston Films for BBC/Hulu, as well as critically acclaimed season finales of The Last Kingdom for BBC/Netflix and Poldark for Mammoth Screen.

After making his debut on the Doctor Who season premiere titled 'Let’s Kill Hitler', Rich became Lead Director on MI High for Kudos, before working on other BBC dramas including Silent Witness Season 19, the first series of popular army drama Our Girl, and The Interceptor.

Prior to his work as a television director, Rich wrote, directed and edited advertising campaigns for dramas including Mistresses, Torchwood, Heroes and The Last Enemy, all of which received Promax awards.

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Television

Director 

Writer Robert Murphy
Starring
  • Jason Watkins
  • Tala Gouveia
  • Mammoth Screen for ITV
    Producer Vicki Delow

    In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - a highly-developed robotic servant that's so similar to a real human it's transforming the way we live.

    Kudos Films for Channel 4
    Hard Sun
    2 x 60'
    Creator Neil Cross
    Producer Hugh Warren

    Two detectives with opposing viewpoints are forced to work together in a pre-apocalyptic criminal world.

    Euston Films for BBC One
    Creator Bernard Cornwell & Stephen Butchard

    As Alfred the Great defends his kingdom from Norse invaders, Uhtred - born a Saxon but raised by Vikings - seeks to claim his ancestral birthright.

    Carnival for BBC 2
    Producer Margaret Mitchell
    Starring
  • Aidan Turner
  • Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall.

    Mammoth Screen for BBC One
    Producer Madonna Baptiste
    Writer Graham Mitchell
    Starring
  • Emilia Fox
  • David Caves
  • Richard Lintern
  • Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.

    BBC for BBC One
    Producer Patrick Schweitzer, Sarah Brown (Exec. producer)
    Writer Tony Saint
    Starring
  • O.T. Fagbenle
  • Lee Boardman
  • Melissa Johns
  • Jeany Spark
  • The Interceptor takes us into the world of a crack undercover team whose unswerving mission is to hunt down some of Britain’s most dangerous and ruthless criminals.

    Grafton House Productions BB1 for BBC1
    In production
    Our Girl
    2 x 60'
    Producer Ken Horn, Executive - Caro Skinner
    Writer Tony Grounds

    Drama about a teenage girl who is drawn to the army. Following a pilot in March 2013, the series sees Molly Dawes (Lacey Turner) on active duty in Afghanistan. 

    BBC for BBC Drama
    Creator Keith Brumpton
    Producer Oona O'Brein, Executive Alison Jackson and Sue Nott
    Writer Ben Ward, Nathan Cockerill, Jonny Kurzman, Malcolm McGonigle
    Rich directed the opening and closing blocks of the most recent series of MI High, about secondary school pupils who double as spies.
    Kudos Film and Televison for CBBC
    Creator Keith Brumpton
    Producer Oona O'Brein, Executive - Alison Jackson and Sue Nott
    Writer Ben Ward, Nathan Cockerill, Jonny Kurzman, Malcolm McGonigle
    MI High is an incredibly popular series about secondary school pupils who work as undercover spies.
    Kudos Film and Television for CBBC
    Creator Stephen Moffat
    Producer Marcus Wilson, Executive - Piers Wenger and Beth Willis
    Writer Steven Moffat
    Starring
  • Matt Smith
  • Karen Gillan
  • Alex Kingston
  • Arthur Darvill
  • This explosive episode sees the Doctor, Amy and Rory crash-land 1930s Berlin where they are dealt a mission to kill Hitler.
    BBC Wales for BBC One
    Producer Annabella Hurst-Brown, Executive - Piers Wenger and Beth Willis
    Writer Steven Moffat
    Starring
  • Matt Smith
  • Karen Gillan
  • Comic Relief specials and other mini episodes 

    BBC Worldwide for BBC One, ITV 1, 2 Entertain
    Creator Stephen Moffat
    Starring
  • Matt Smith
  • Karen Gillan
  • Aurthur Darvill
  • Series 6 mini episodes for DVD release
    BBC Wales
    Writer Steven Moffat
    Starring
  • Matt Smith
  • Karen Gillan
  • Intro sequence for awards ceremony on ITV1
    BBC Wales / Indigo Television