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Richard Marsland (a.k.a. Armitage Shanks,[1] 1976 - 2008) was an Australian comedy writer, actor, comedian and radio personality.

He was best known for his work on television shows, for example The Glass House and Rove Live. He also co-hosted on Triple M with Pete Helliar and Myf Warhurst, as well as a daily morning show in Adelaide called AM Adelaide. He then hosted the Late Date Show with Bessie Bardot on 2DayFM, 92.9 and Fox FM.

In December 2008, Marsland died. The cause of his death is not known.

On Air Nicknames

  • Marsland had many nicknames given to him by the Get This hosts. They also often refer to his Wikipedia page and the constant battle between Wikipedia moderators and users expanding the list and vandalising the page.
  • His 'self-assigned' nickname, used as a pseudo-stagename was "Armitage Shanks" (the name of a manufacturer of bathroom fixtures and plumbing supplies)
  • His favourite nicknames were "Marslando Calrissian" and "Dikipedia"
  • His least favourite was "Mars Bar"


  1. Get This on Triple M, accessed October 20, 2006.

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