Pearce has appeared in over 500 radio dramas and was twice a member of the BBC Radio drama company. He played opposite Sir John Gielgud in Tales My Father Taught Me and in an extraordinary variety of radio parts ranging from The Mekon in Dan Dare to the last castrato in Angel of Rome. In 1992–93, Pearce notably appeared in the BBC Radio adaptation of The Adventures of Tintin, playing the eponymous hero. Currently available audio CD's include Kenneth Branagh's Romeo and Juliet (Renaissance), The Taming of the Shrew (BBC), Hamlet (Naxos), The Skull Beneath The Skin by PD James (BBC), Oliver Twist (BBC), A Woman of No Importance (Penguin), and two of BBC audio's highest selling audio series: The Adventures of Tintin (BBC) and Doctor Who playing Jeremy Fitzoliver, one of the doctor's companions (in two specially commissioned episodes The Paradise of Death and The Ghosts of N-Space). Richard Pearce is perhaps best known for his animation work, mainly being the voice of Budgie in Budgie the Little Helicopter (ITV). He is also the voice of Dennis the Menace (BBC) and Oswald (Channel 5). In addition he has appeared in The Faraway Tree (BBC), The Magic Key (BBC), Numbertime (BBC), Agrippine (Channel 5), Macdonald's Farm (ITV), as well as appearances in The Animated Shakespeare (S4C).