Len Richmond. An American from Santa Monica, California, Len Richmond created and co-wrote one of the most popular comedy series on British Television. Agony, about an advice columnist whose life is in disarray, has been broadcast in 26 countries (including twice on PBS). The series (starring Maureen Lipman) was nominated for numerous BAFTA and Writer's Guild Awards, and won the Banff International Television Festival where it was named, "Best Situation Comedy in the World." It was revived by the BBC as Agony Again, and has been turned into a best-selling book (Arrow) and home video (W.S. Smith). U.S. television adapted the format and it became The Lucie Arnaz Show on CBS.
Working and living in Paris, Mr. Richmond wrote the popular French TV detective series Le Chinois starring the legendary Charles Aznavour. Back in Britain he created another highly-rated comedy series, Split Ends, starring Anita Dobson. In the United States, he wrote for the ABC sitcom, Three's Company.
His stage comedy, Risky Kisses, starring Gabrielle Drake, was a critical success in London, and was followed by a national British tour (Theatre Royal Bath, Opera House Manchester, etc.), as well as successful runs in Buenos Aires and Germany. It is currently being developed as a feature by Granada Film.
Mr. Richmond has written for British Cosmopolitan, worked as a sex-advice columnist for Forum magazine, as well as being a satirist for Britain's premiere humor publication Punch. His humorous writings are reprinted in The Pick of Punch (Hutchinson).
Mr. Richmond wrote and directed the award-winning independent feature film, A Dirty Little Business (Think Film). A romantic comedy starring Michael York, Brian Cox, and Beverly D'Angelo, with an original musical score by Erasure.
Most recently, he wrote the book and lyrics for the stage production of Marijuana: the Musical.