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Peter Richens was a British screenwriter. Richens is perhaps best known as the writing partner of Peter Richardson, writer/director/star of the long-running TV series The Comic Strip Presents.

Pete Richens
Devon, England
Died2018 (age 65)[1]
Devon, England
Years active1982–2018


In his own words, Richardson was "the boss" of the script, with Richens acting as a "mechanic" who was "paid to make these ideas work."[2] His talent for shaping a script was honed in the early days of The Comic Strip stage performances, where he would transcribe the best of the performer's improvisations and create a coherent narrative from them. He also acted as associate director on Comic Strip productions, and enjoyed the occasional cameo role, notably as a cheerful depressive in Gregory: Diary of a Nutcase.


Richens died at the age of 65. No cause of death was immediately announced.[1]



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  1. ^ a b "Comic Strip co-writer Peter Richens dies at 65". Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  2. ^ Farndale, Nigel (27 October 2010). "The Comic Strip: 30 years on". The Telegraph. Retrieved 9 December 2011.

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