Richard "Stinker" Murdoch (6 April 1907 - 9 October 1990) was a British comedic radio, film and television performer.
Richard Bernard Murdoch attended Charterhouse School. He then appeared in Footlights whilst a student at Pembroke College, Cambridge. During World War II, he served in the RAF. Murdoch had his radio break in the early comedy programme Band Waggon, also starring Arthur Askey. He later appeared in the TV version, Living It Up.
Murdoch, appeared with Kenneth Horne in Much Binding in the Marsh. He also appeared in The Men from the Ministry, a BBC Radio comedy about two civil service members, with Wilfrid Hyde-White and later Deryck Guyler. He played Uncle Tom in Rumpole of the Bailey, and appeared as a Privy Councillor in the first Blackadder series.
In the early 1980s, Murdoch provided the English narration for the Polish animated version of The Moomins, from the classic series of books by Tove Jansson.
Charley's (Big-Hearted) Aunt is a 1940 film starring Arthur Askey and Richard Murdoch as Oxford 'scholars'. The film is one of many to be made based on the farce Charley's Aunt. The film features Will Hay sidekicks, Moore Marriott and Graham Moffatt. Phyllis Calvert also appears in the film....