Richard Anstey was a character in Emmerdale Farm who first appeared in Episode 549 (29th January 1980). He was the successor to Maurice Westrop as Home Farm manager until Westrop returned. When Westrop was transferred to Wales in May 1980, Richard took over as permanent manager. Richard was sacked in 1981 by Christopher Meadows for having an affair with his secretary and left the village. He last appeared in Episode 696 (5th November 1981). Richard was played by Carl Rigg.
In Episode 1224 (18th February 1988), 7 years after his departure, Seth mentioned Richard Anstey.