Richard Caldicot (7 October 1908 – 16 October 1995) was an English actor famed for his role of Commander (later Captain) Povey in the BBC radio series The Navy Lark. He also appeared often on television, memorably as the obstetrician delivering Betty Spencer's baby in Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em. 
He attended Dulwich College, before appearing in repertory theatre and on the West End stage (in the original production of Journey's End) from 1928. He found success in 1947 when he appeared in a stage production of Edward, My Son. His film debut was in The Million Pound Note (1954).
Caldicot's television appearances include The Four Just Men, The Prisoner: "Many Happy Returns", Steptoe and Son, Vanity Fair, and Coronation Street. He was also seen in the United States on The Beverly Hillbillies.
Caldicot worked virtually right up till his death in October 1995.
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- BBC. "BBC 7 – Comedy – The Navy Lark". bbc.co.uk. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7/comedy/progpages/navylark.shtml.
- "BBC Two – Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, Series 2, The Baby Arrives". BBC. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0078897.
- "Savoy Theatre – Journey's End", The Play Pictorial, February 1929, p. 7
- Sandra Brennan. "Richard Caldicot – Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos – AllMovie". AllMovie. http://www.allmovie.com/artist/richard-caldicot-p10243.
- "Richard Caldicot". BFI. http://explore.bfi.org.uk/4ce2ba04b5537.