After leaving Worthing Art College in the early 70’s Robin, with friends, formed a touring theatre company called Cliffhanger and annually toured Britain and Europe.

During and after that time he wrote comedy for television; most notably Alas Smith and Mr. Bean – the series, movies and several of the animations.

As an actor he played supporting roles in Only Fools and Horses’ The Jolly Boy’s Outing, Waiting for God, Dear John, Sitting Pretty, The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, The Fast Show, The Alexi Sayle Show, Mornin’ Sarge, Wilderness Road, Friday Night Live, and others