Independent label: Recorded with members of The Brighouse And Rastrick Brass Band. Stanley "Stan" Richards (8 December 1930 – 11 February 2005) was an English television actor, best known for his portrayal of the lovable rogue and ex-poacher turned gamekeeper, Seth Armstrong, in ITV soap opera Emmerdale (formerly Emmerdale Farm). He played the role of Seth Armstrong from May 1978 until his death of emphysema in 2005, having been originally "signed" to the series for a run of just 4 weeks. He had previously acted in six episodes of Coronation Street as Arthur Stokes, having started his career aged 15 as a pub pianist, he was a club entertainer who performed at venues around Barnsley with Steven Lee (Wilfred Harrison)and later as a stand-up comic before becoming an actor. Upon his death his life and work were honoured at the British Soap Awards in 2005. Distributed By.