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Richard Boden


Television producer and director

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Television
Producer
The Walshes 3 x 30'
2014
Delightful Industries for BBC4
Producer Richard Boden
Director Graham Linehan
Writer Graham Linehan and Diet of Worms
Starring Niall Gaffney, Philippa Dunne, Amy Stephenson, Rory Connolly & Shane Langan

 
Pay And Display 1998
Lawless Films for Carlton TV
Producer Richard Boden
Director Andy De Emmony
Writer Dominic English
Starring Matt Bardock, James Bolam, Pearce Quigley & Diana Weston

Comedy set in a multi-storey car park

Spitting Image 1996
Carlton TV for ITV1
Producer Richard Boden
Director Andy DeEmmony
Writer Ben Ward

Award winning puppet satire show

Every Silver Lining 6 x 30'
1992
BBC for BBC1
Producer Richard Boden
Director Nick Bye
Writer Simon Block
Starring Sarah Malin, Andrew Sachs, Danny Swanson, Frances de la Tour & David Yip

Comedy following Shirlet, Lorriane and Nat

Director
Count Arthur Strong 6 x 30'
2013
Retort and Komedia Entertainment for BBC2
Director Richard Boden
Writer Graham Linehan and Steve Delaney
Starring Steve Delaney, Rory Kinnear & Chris Ryman

BBC2 sitcom in which elderly showbusiness character Count Arthur Strong attempts to recount his life story

IT Crowd Special 2013
Retort for Channel 4
In production
Director Richard Boden
Writer Graham Linehan
Starring Richard Ayoade, Chris O'Dowd & Katherine Parkinson

 
Watson and Oliver 6 x 30'
2012
BBC for BBC2
Producer Simon London
Director Richard Boden
Writer Lorna Watson, Ingrid Oliver, Kevin Cecil and Alex Lowe
Starring Ingrid Oliver, Lorna Watson, Adrian Scarborough & Bob Golding

Brand new series with female comedy duo Lorna Watson and Ingrid Oliver, for BBC2

The Fun Police Pilot
2011
Roughcut for Channel 4
Producer Ash Atalla
Director Richard Boden
Writer Matt Morgan
Starring Rhys Darby, Jack Doolan, Vic Reeves & Katy Wix

Comedy Showcase pilot about a small town Health & Safety team

Talkback Thames for BBC1
In Production
Creator Georgia Pritchett
Director Richard Boden
Starring Neil Dudgeon & Caroline Quentin

BBC1 Comedy series about the dysfunctional Riley family.

Talkback Thames for BBC1
Creator Georgia Pritchett
Director Richard Boden
Starring Caroline Quentin & Niel Dudgeon

Second series of the hit prime time comedy

The Friday Night Project 2008
Princess Productions for Channel 4
Director Richard Boden
Starring Alan Carr & Justin Lee Collins

Popular chat and sketch show

The Odditorium 1 x 25'
2008
Celador for ITV1
Director Richard Boden
Writer Hannah Mackay
Starring Lucy Barratt, Cicely Giddings, Robert Matthews, David Morley Hale & Holly Walters

Comedy drama filmed in a music hall

Biffovision 1 x 30'
2007
Hartswood Films for BBC3
Producer Mark Freeland
Director Richard Boden
Writer Tim Moore & Paul Rose
Starring Simon Greenall, James Lance & Ingrid Oliver

 
All About Me 2004
Celador for BBC1
Director Richard Boden
Starring Jasper Carrott, Ryan Cartwright, Jamil Dhillon, Natalia Keery-Fisher & Alina Iqbal

Sitcom about a multicultural family living in Birmingham

Grounded for Life: (She's Got) Kegs 1 x 30'
2004
Carsey Werner Mandabach for Warner Brothers Network USA
Producer Denis Biggs
Director Richard Boden
Writer Bill Martin
Starring Lynsey Bartilson, Kevin Fitzgerald Corrigan, Donal Logue, Megyn Price & Danny Trejo

Family drama following the lives of Sean and Claudia Finnerty and their unruly children

Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show 6 x 30'
2004
Grammnet Productions for Fox Network USA
Producer Kelsey Grammer
Director Richard Boden
Starring Kelsey Grammer

Comedy sketch show

Shane 2003
Avalon for ITV1
Director Richard Boden
Starring Elizabeth Berrington, Lauren Buglioli, Carli Norris & Frank Skinner

Pilot for a sitcom about a minicab driver lurching from one midlife crisis to another

The Sketch Show 8 x 30'
2003
Avalon for ITV1
Producer Steve Coogan
Director Richard Boden
Starring Kitty Flanagan, Lee Mack, Jim Tavare, Karen Taylor & Tim Vine

Comedy sketch show

Just Shoot Me: Sugar Momma 1 x 30'
2001
Universal for NBC
Producer Brad Grey
Director Richard Boden
Writer Steven Levitan
Starring Enrico Colantoni, Wendie Malick, Laura San Giacomo, George Segal & David Spade

Award winning comedy about a woman forced to work at her father's fashion magazine after being fired from her job as an anchorwoman

The Pub Landlord Live: My Gaff My Rules 1 x 90'
2001
Avalon
Producer Al Murray
Director Richard Boden
Writer Al Murray
Starring Al Murray

Stand-up comedy show

Constance and Constancy 1 x 30'
1999
Tandem TV for BBC2
Director Richard Boden
Writer Paul Waite

Pilot

Grease Monkeys 1 x 30'
1993
BBC
Director Richard Boden
Writer Gareth Seabrook

Pilot

Nice Day at the Office 1993
BBC
Director Richard Boden
Writer Richard Turner & Paul Shearer

Pilot

2 Point 4 Children 35 x 30'
1991
BBC for BBC1
Producer Andrew Marshall
Director Richard Boden
Writer Andrew Marshall
Starring Clare Buckfield, Julia Hills, Belinda Lang, Gary Olsen & John Pickard

Comedy series following the lives of the Porter family

Dunrulin 1 x 30'
1990
BBC
Producer Jon Blair
Director Richard Boden
Writer Alastair Beaton & John Wells
Starring Owen Brenman, Kenneth Cranham, Hilary Gish, Angela Thorne & John Wells

Comedy about Margaret Thatcher and her life after politics

Blackadder Goes Forth 6 x 30'
1989
BBC for BBC1
Producer John Lloyd
Director Richard Boden
Writer Richard Curtis & Ben Elton
Starring Rowan Atkinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Tim McInnerny & Tony Robinson

Final series of the BBC1 comedy, which sees Blackadder as an army captain in World War I

Playing for Time 1 x 30'
1989

 
Director Richard Boden
Writer Gary Seabrook

Comedy pilot

Allo Allo: Series 7 7 x 30'
1988
BBC for BBC1
Producer David Croft
Director Richard Boden
Writer David Croft & Jeremy Lloyd
Starring Gorden Kaye, Richard Marner, Vicki Michelle, Carmen Silvera & Guy Siner

Comedy set during World War II about a Frenchman struggling to run his cafe, deal with the German occupation, run an underground resistance and keep his wife happy

Blackadder's Christmas Carol 1 x 45'
1988
BBC for BBC1
Producer John Lloyd
Director Richard Boden
Writer Richard Curtis & Ben Elton
Starring Rowan Atkinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Miranda Richardson & Tony Robinson

Comedy giving a new twist on Charles Dickens' classic Christmas tale

You Must Be The Husband 12 x 30'
1987
BBC for BBC1
Producer John Kilby
Director Richard Boden
Writer Colin Bostock-Smith
Starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, Brian Hall, Diane Keen, Garfield Morgan & Sheila Steafal

Comedy about a husband and wife who suddenly become very wealthy when the wife becomes a celebrated author

Father Matthew's Daughter 6 x 30'
1986
BBC for BBC2
Producer David Askey
Director Richard Boden
Writer Charlotte Bingham & Terence Brady
Starring James Bolan, Samantha Hurst, Gabrielle Lloyd & Ray Winstone

Drama about a priest who finds himself the guardian of a troubled eight year old girl

In Sickness and in Heath 33 x 30'
1986
BBC for BBC1
Director Richard Boden
Writer Johnny Speight
Starring Ken Campbell, Arthur English, Carmel McSharry, Warren Mitchell & Eamonn Walker

Sitcom following Alf and Elsie as they struggle to survive on their pensions

Birds of a Feather 1985
BBC
Director Richard Boden
Writer Kevin Buxton

 
I Woke Up One Morning 6 x 30'
1984
BBC for BBC1
Producer Roger Race
Director Richard Boden
Writer Carla Lane
Starring Michael Angelis, Peter Caffrey, Robert Gillepsie & Frederick Jaeger

Comedy-drama about four recovering alcoholics who meet while undergoing psychotherapy in hospital

No Place Like Home: Series 1 - 2 3 x 30'
1983 to 1984
BBC for BBC1
Producer Robin Nash
Director Richard Boden
Writer Jon Watkins
Starring Martin Clunes, Patricia Garwood, William Gaunt, Dee Sadler & Stephen Watson

Comedy about a dysfunctional family

Best of British Comedy 2x50'
1983
BBC
Producer Frank Muir
Director Richard Boden

Comedy compilations

Director and Producer
Talkback Thames for Channel 4
Producer Richard Boden
Director Richard Boden
Starring Richard Ayoade & Chris O'Dowd

Award-winning Channel 4 comedy

Time Gentleman Please 30 x 30'
2002
Avalon for Sky1
Producer Richard Boden
Director Richard Boden
Writer Richard Herring, Stewar Lee & Al Murray
Starring Phil Daniels, Jason Freeman, Roy Heather, Andrew Mackay & Al Murray

Comedy set in a rundown pub

Barbara: Series 1 7 x 30'
1998
Carlton TV for ITV1
Producer Richard Boden
Director Richard Boden
Writer Mark Bussell
Starring Glen Davies, Shirley Anne Field, Madge Hindle, Sam Kelly & Gwen Taylor

Comedy following Barbara, who acts as unofficial agony aunt for her whole family

Loved By You: Series 1 - 2 13 x 30'
1997
Carlton TV for ITV1
Producer Richard Boden
Director Richard Boden
Writer Danny Jacobson & Paul Reiser
Starring Joanne Farrell, Gary Love, Trevyn McDowell, Tracy-Ann Obermann & John Gordon Sinclair

Spinoff of the US series Mad About You

Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson's: Series 1-2 1996 to 1997
Hancock
Producer Richard Boden
Director Richard Boden
Writer Ray Galton & Alan Simpson
Starring Peter Jeffrey, Sam Kelly, Paul Merton, Gary Waldhorn & Geoffrey Whitehead

Comedy series remaking scripts written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson

The Chamber 1 x 30'
1995
BBC for BBC1
Producer Richard Boden
Director Richard Boden
Writer John Bird
Starring John Barron, John Bird, Diane Fletcher, Lesley Vickerage & John Wells

Comedy about the hunt to find a new councillor

Health and Efficiency: Series 1 - 2 12 x 30'
1994
BBC for BBC1
Producer Richard Boden
Director Richard Boden
Writer Andrew Marshall
Starring Roger Lloyd-Pack, Victor McGuire, Felicity Montagu, Deborah Norton & Gary Olsen

Comedy about the day to day lives of a group of doctors

Newstime 1984
BBC
Producer Richard Boden
Director Richard Boden
Writer Susannah Greenberg & John Wilkinson
Starring Annette Badland, Nick Brimble, Roland Curram, Roger Sloman & James Warrior

Comedy about the making of a live television news programme

Theatre
Director
Buddy Holly At The Regal 1985
New Vic
Director Richard Boden
Writer Phil Woods

Film
Writer, Director and Producer
Absence Minded Short
2001
Jacaranda
Producer Richard Boden
Director Richard Boden
Writer Richard Boden

Informative video giving advice on tackling absenteeism

Writer and Director
First Among Equals 2001
Jacaranda
Director Richard Boden
Writer Richard Boden

Video arts film

Director
Sleeping with Strangers Feature
1992
Park Place Films
Director Richard Boden

 
Many Are Called Short
1985
BT
Director Richard Boden
Writer Ian Davidson

Comedy film for BT