Who is Richard Smith?

I’m a writer and storyteller for TV commercials and sponsored films. You may know something about communities in Nigeria, the development of North Sea oil, or Twentieth Century British art from one of my films. Or you may have given blood or given up smoking through some of the commercials I worked on. Rather worryingly, while I was proud of most of what I produced, two featured in a British Library exhibition, ‘Propaganda’.

Having written on demand all my life, I’ve just written my first novel ‘Homeward Bound’. It’s published in January 2020 and is contemporary fiction. I hope readers will find it entertaining, amusing and moving, while also touching on issues of attitudes to ageing and generational differences.


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