Ed Reardon's Week

Comedy series about Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail.

Does it seem to you that the media is run by idiots, lying charlatans and moronic 12-year-olds who should've been drowned at birth in a bucket of raw sewage? Welcome to the world of Ed Reardon.

He may have only one pair of trousers and a seven-figure Amazon sales ranking, but no writer knows more about stealing his agent's stationary...

and as a freeloader, Ed is the acknowledged leader of his profession."

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Comedy series about Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail.

Does it seem to you that the media is run by idiots, lying charlatans and moronic 12-year-olds who should've been drowned at birth in a bucket of raw sewage? Welcome to the world of Ed Reardon.

He may have only one pair of trousers and a seven-figure Amazon sales ranking, but no writer knows more about stealing his agent's stationary...

and as a freeloader, Ed is the acknowledged leader of his profession.

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Ed Reardon At Christmas2012122520131225

It Started in August

Celebrate Christmas with Radio 4's favourite curmudgeonly author, Ed Reardon, and his faithful companion Elgar.

It's Christmas Day and where is Ed Reardon spending it? The scepticism of his writing class back in August about where Ed would be hanging his stocking, wasn't entirely misplaced, and receiving a Christmas card from one's girlfriend signed without a kiss and her surname added in brackets probably doesn't bode well. However, all is not lost as Ed's jocular round robin email to his family inviting himself to join their Christmas celebrations wasn't all in vain - there was at least one member of the family who didn't bounce it back. So, following assurances that his requirements would be minimal, his levels of merriment would be Dionysian and a small caveat about what he regards as permissible Christmas viewing Ed is encouraged to think that he won't be spending Christmas alone. Or he could be looking at a day with only Elgar, an Oxo cube and a cinnamon stick.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis

Curmudgeonly author Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his Christmas week.

Cast List:

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Fiona....Jenny Agutter

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Jaz Milvain....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

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No writer knows more about free loading than the master of the abusive email.

The Berkhamsted author's 'sideways look at celebrity pets' is soaring up the ratings.

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Ed is in desperate need of a new roof so his agent, Ping, gets him an interview to write Holby City.

0104The Old Lock-keeper2005012820050414
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Has Ed's big break finally come when he takes over The Old Lock-Keeper column?

The writer's week is marred by the death of an old pal, deceptive junk mail and huge egos.

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Ed has fallen in love, but his cat proves to be an obstacle to his living happy-ever-after

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Ed finds his career unexpectedly re-igniting from the bottom up after a faculty fracas with an old rival at a university.

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After his windfall, the writer is writing about royalty in a remote cottage.

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The curmudgeon is speech ghost-writing and trying to fund his daughter's wedding.

Ed attempts to finance his daughter's wedding and write a speech for a corrupt jockey.

What could possibly go wrong?

The curmudgeonly writer tries to ghost-write a speech and attempts to fund his daughter's wedding.

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The embittered writer contacts the bank when his finances tip into the abyss.

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The embittered writer rants about a literary festival and he's got a dental dilemma.

This week Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail, has dental trouble.

0205A Hint Of Calvados2006011820061123
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After moaning to the corporation, the embittered writer gets a BBC job offer.

Stars Christopher Douglas.

From January 2006.

Having moaned to the BBC about falling standards, the embittered writer is offered a job by the Corporation.

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Will Ed find inspiration in his suffering, like Orwell and Burgess, or will he just complain from his hospital bed?

Will pain inspire the writer's novel - or will he just moan in his hospital bed? Stars Christopher Douglas.

From January 2006.

Will pain inspire the writer's novel or will he just moan in his hospital bed? From 2006.

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A new commission gets the writer's literary juices flowing - unlike his finances.

With a new commission, the writer's literary juices are flowing - unlike his finances.

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A visit by his father brings thoughts of inheritance to the misanthropic writer's mind.

His father's visit sparks ideas of inheritance in the misanthropic writer's mind.

Stars Christopher Douglas.

From December 2006.

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The writer shaves his beard off so he can work unrecognised as a mystery shopper.

The grumpy writer shaves off his beard to work unrecognised as a mystery shopper.

Stars Christopher Douglas.

From December 2006.

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Ed discovers rich pickings and possible romance in the world of archaeology.

The hack finds rich pickings and a hint of romance in the world of archaeology.

Stars Christopher Douglas.

From January 2007.

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After sending abusive emails, Ed vents his spleen corporate script writing.

After sending abusive emails, the hack vents his spleen with some corporate script writing.

Stars Christopher Douglas.

From January 2007.

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Ed uses his skills to update obituaries and produce a savage profile of an old friend.

As the writer updates obituaries, he produces a savage profile of an old friend.

Stars Christopher Douglas.

From January 2007.

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With reports of his death greatly exaggerated, Ed struggles with the dreaded tax return and surprises the literary world by being alive.

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When Ed upsets a Holocaust survivor, who would have thought it might lead to love?

When Ed upsets a Holocaust survivor, who would have thought it might lead to love? With Morwenna Banks. From November 2007.

Romance may be in the air for Ed when he offends the daughter of a fellow writer, but will it survive his taking part in a Creative Partnership at the school where she teaches?

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The grumpy writer has a surefire idea for high profit, but it's gone astray.

Ed has had the kind of idea a writer gets perhaps once in a lifetime. Unfortunately, he can't remember where he put it. Stars Christopher Douglas. From November 2007.

Ed has come up with the kind of idea a writer has perhaps once in a lifetime.

Unfortunately, he can't remember where he has put it.

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The curmudgeonly writer unearths wartime intrigue in an idyllic French location.

Ed's fortunes take an upward turn as he is commissioned to write a book about the history of an old and very wealthy schoolfriend's house in France.

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When Ed ends up interviewing his cardiac consultant, he takes it very much to heart.

When Ed ends up interviewing his cardiac consultant, he takes it very much to heart. With Sally Hawkins, Stephanie Cole. From December 2007.

After a visit to the doctor Ed is feeling battered by criticism and low in spirits.

However, a chance to reverse his fortunes manifests itself in the form of Dave Wang.

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The curmudgeonly writer finds himself embroiled in a public love intrigue.

The curmudgeonly writer finds himself embroiled in a public love intrigue. Stars Christopher Douglas. From December 2007.

Love is in the air for Ed, but it's far from plain sailing.

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The surly writer's best pal vanishes just as Mary makes plans. With Christopher Douglas.

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive email, attempts to survive in a world where the media seems to be run by idiots and lying charlatans.

Ed has rekindled his relationship with fellow author Mary Potter and they are in a record breaking second month of partnership 'bliss'. Elgar, however, is none too pleased

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Mary Potter....Sally Grace

Ray....Simon Greenall

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Frank....Geoffrey McGivern

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

With Lewis MacLeod and Nicola Sanderson.

Ed has rekindled his relationship with fellow author Mary Potter and they are in a record breaking second month of partnership 'bliss'.

Elgar, however, is none too pleased.

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Try as the curmudgeon might to be hip, he is more a hip-replacement kind of guy.

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive email, attempts to survive in a world where the media seems to be run by idiots and lying charlatans.

It's time for Ed to drag out the old jeans, buy a mobile phone and cut ten years off the CV as the new Head of New Media Development is a genuine 12 year old.

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

George....Simon Greenall

Copper....Martin Hyder

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Market Researcher....Nicola Sanderson

Marcus....Richard Smith

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead.

Try as the curmudgeon might to be hip, he's more of hip-replacement kind of guy.

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Can our grumpy hero convince the local council that his temper is under control?

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

After a run-in with the Head of Stakeholder Communications Engagement at a local council meeting, Ed finds himself in anger management classes. Could he turn over a new leaf and become a gentler person?

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Sue Fishpool....Rachel Atkins

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Pearl....Rita May

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Steve Williams....Tom Price

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead.

After a run-in with the Head of Stakeholder Communications Engagement at a local council meeting, Ed finds himself in anger management classes.

Could he turn over a new leaf and become a gentler person?

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Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

Ed finds himself in gainful employment writing for a local lifestyle magazine when everyone at the agency goes on holiday. There may even be a romantic holiday on the horizon for him.

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Carol....Rebecca Front

Aussie....Lewis MacLeod

Pearl....Rita May

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Check-in woman....Nicola Sanderson

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead.

The attractive new editor of a local magazine stirs the curmudgeon's loins.

Ed finds himself in gainful employment writing for a local lifestyle magazine when everyone at the agency goes on holiday.

There may even be a romantic holiday on the horizon for him.

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Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

Ed is visited by his new grandson, Smile, and is inspired to write a children's book. However, his daughter is not at all impressed with his flat.

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

House Husband....Nicholas Boulton

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Eli....Lisa Coleman

Felix....John Fortune

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

TV Man....Dan Tetsell

Tim....Kim Wall

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead.

A mishap when babysitting his grandson causes concern with the grump's family.

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A mishap when babysitting his grandson causes concern with the grump's family.

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

Ed is visited by his new grandson, Smile, and is inspired to write a children's book. However, his daughter is not at all impressed with his flat.

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

House Husband....Nicholas Boulton

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Eli....Lisa Coleman

Felix....John Fortune

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

TV Man....Dan Tetsell

Tim....Kim Wall

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead.

Ed is visited by his new grandson, Smile, and is inspired to write a children's book.

However, his daughter is not at all impressed with his flat.

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Ed is ensconced in Berkhamsted's premier accommodation for the financially distressed.

Ed is happily ensconced in Berkhamsted's premier accommodation for the financially distressed. With Christopher Douglas, Stephanie Cole. From January 2010.

Ed is now a happily-retired author. Not only that but he's well fed, warm and happily ensconced in Berkhamsted's premier accommodation of choice for the financially distressed.

Ed is now a happily-retired author.

Not only that but he's well fed, warm and happily ensconced in Berkhamsted's premier accommodation of choice for the financially distressed.

Not only that but he's well fed, warm and happily ensconced in Berkhampstead's premier accommodation of choice for the financially distressed.

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Ed applies for help from a hardship fund, and acquires an enthusiastic new student. With Philip Jackson. From January 2010.

Ed applies for help from a hardship fund, and acquires an enthusiastic new student.

A new member of the writing class is, unlike the others, impressed by Ed's writing.

Ed has a new member in his writing class, and unlike Stan, Olive and Pearl, Clive is actually impressed by Ed's writing portfolio.

Thus it is that Ed finds he has a protégé who not only wants to emulate his life, but more fortuitously will help him to write a rather dull speech on water shortages in Africa for the agency's charity auction.

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Surprisingly, Ed has had a brilliant idea for a book and, more surprisingly, Ping agrees.

ED REARDON'S WEEK

Episode 3: The Cruise

Ed, surprisingly, has had a brilliant idea for a book and, even more surprisingly, Ping agrees. So it is that when an opportunity arises to go on a cruise with Jaz and the band, Ed takes up the offer in order to find creative reinvigoration at sea.

With Christopher Douglas as Ed Reardon

and Stephanie Cole as Olive

Simon Greenall as Ray

Geoff McGivern as Cliff

Philip Jackson as Jaz

Rita May as Pearl

Barunka O'Shaughnessey as Ping

And Geoffrey Whitehead as Stan

With Kim Wall and Lewis McCleod

Written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds

Producer: Dawn Ellis.

Ed, surprisingly, has had a brilliant idea for a book and, even more surprisingly, Ping agrees. So it is that when

an opportunity arises to go on a cruise with Jaz and the band, Ed takes up the offer in order to find creative reinvigoration at sea.

With Christopher Douglas as Ed Reardon and

Stephanie Cole as Olive

Ed has had a brilliant idea for a book, so when an opportunity arises to go on a cruise with Jaz and the band, Ed takes up the offer in order to find creative reinvigoration at sea.

Ed has had a brilliant idea for a book and, surprisingly, Ping agrees.

Ed, surprisingly, has had a brilliant idea for a book and, even more surprisingly, Ping agrees.

So when an opportunity arises to go on a cruise with Jaz and the band, Ed takes up the offer in order to find creative reinvigoration at sea.

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Ray....Simon Greenall

Geoff Mcgivern....Cliff

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Ping....Barunka O'shaughnessy

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

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Ed finds himself a surprise hit on a brand new Radio 4 'topical quiz with a tasty twist'.

Ed finds himself a surprise hit when he takes part in a new Radio 4 'topical quiz with a tasty twist'. With Christopher Douglas and Stephanie Cole. From February 2010.

Despite his assumption that somewhere in the vaults of the National Health Service can be found statistics for injuries sustained in the kitchen as a result of the dash to turn the wireless off at 6.30, Ed finds himself a surprise hit when he takes part in a new Radio 4 'topical quiz with a tasty twist'.

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Pearl....Rita May

Ping....Barunka O'shaughnessy

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

With Dan Tetsell, Katy Wix, Tom Price and Rhys Rusbatch.

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Ed is in the money when he sells some of his old stuff to Violet Carson's new wine bar.

ED REARDON'S WEEK

Episode 5 : A Bottle of Ulterio Motivo

Ed finds himself in the money when he sells most of his possessions to a themed wine bar owned by the lovely Violet Carson.

With Christopher Douglas as Ed Reardon and

Stephanie Cole as Olive

Simon Greenall as Ray

Geoff McGivern as Cliff

Philip Jackson as Jaz

Rita May as Pearl

Barunka O'Shaughnessey as Ping

And Geoffrey Whitehead as Stan

With Dan Tetsell and Emma Fryer.

Written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds

Producer: Dawn Ellis.

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Ray....Simon Greenall

Cliff....Geoff Mcgivern

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Ping....Barunka O'shaughnessy

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

With Dan Tetsell and Andrew Nickolds

Ed finds himself in the money when he sells most of his possessions to a themed wine bar.

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Ed's cat Elgar finds fame when his blog becomes an internet hit.

Episode 6 : Elgar Writes

Whilst Ed is busily teaching grammar to some clumsy, apostrophe-ridden phishers. Elgar finds fame when he becomes an internet hit with his blog. Could Elgar be a more successful writer than Ed? Quite probably.

Ed Reardon - Christopher Douglas

Olive - Stephanie Cole

Jaz - Philip Jackson

Pearl - Rita May

Ping - Barunka O'Shaughnessey

Stan - Geoffrey Whitehead

Paul Sharma - Nicola Sanderson

Writers - Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds

Producer - Dawn Ellis.

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Ed's cat Elgar finds fame when his blog becomes an internet hit.

Episode 6 : Elgar Writes

Whilst Ed is busily teaching grammar to some clumsy, apostrophe-ridden phishers. Elgar finds fame when he

becomes an internet hit with his blog. Could Elgar be a more successful writer than Ed? Quite probably.

Ed Reardon - Christopher Douglas

Olive - Stephanie Cole

Jaz - Philip Jackson

Pearl - Rita May

Ping - Barunka O'Shaughnessey

Stan - Geoffrey Whitehead

Paul Sharma - Nicola Sanderson

Writers - Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds

Producer - Dawn Ellis.

While Ed is busily teaching grammar to some clumsy, apostrophe-ridden phishers, Elgar finds fame when he becomes an internet hit with his blog.

Elgar finds fame when he becomes an internet hit with his blog.

Could Elgar be a more successful writer than Ed? Quite probably.

Ray....Simon Greenall

Cliff....Geoff Mcgivern

Ping....Barunka O'shaughnessy

With Dan Tetsell and Andrew Nickolds

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Ed works with the disturbingly compelling writer Ben Herbert for a book on austerity.

Radio 4's most curmudgeonly author is back for a new series, complete with his trusty companion Elgar, his pipe and his never ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Ed Reardon - Christopher Douglas

Jaz Milvain - Philip Jackson

Cliff - Geoff McGivern

Ray - Simon Greenall

Ping - Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Felix - John Fortune

Ben Herbert - Tom Price

Pearl - Rita May

Olive - Stephanie Cole

Stan - Geoffrey Whitehead

Functionary - Henry Devas

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis

Inevitably Ed finds himself once more battling through the week encountering the numerous 12-year olds who run the media; teaching the lively bunch of pensioners who can teach him a thing or two about money making schemes, frugal living and having a good time thank you very much, and regular run-ins with the rather successful Jaz Milvane, director of Ed's only ever book-to-screen adaptation.

As we renew our acquaintance with Ed austerity has hit hard. Jaz is eating at austerity themed restaurants, Ping is drawing in stocking seams with magic marker and Ed is picking blackberries from the canal towpath for his breakfast. However, things may be looking up as episode 1 sees Ed working with the most disturbingly fresh and mesmerizingly compelling voice of his generation, Ben Herbert. Ben has a three book deal and no time to write them all, so Ed has been drafted in to help him write one of the books - 'How to Survive With Like No Cash'. Surely a match made in heaven.

Radio 4's favourite curmudgeonly author leads us through the ups and downs of his week.

As we renew our acquaintance with Ed austerity has hit hard.

Jaz is eating at austerity themed restaurants, Ping is drawing in stocking seams with magic marker and Ed is picking blackberries from the canal towpath for his breakfast.

However, things may be looking up as episode 1 sees Ed working with the most disturbingly fresh and mesmerizingly compelling voice of his generation, Ben Herbert.

Ben has a three book deal and no time to write them all, so Ed has been drafted in to help him write one of the books - 'How to Survive With Like No Cash'.

Surely a match made in heaven.

Jaz is eating at austerity themed restaurants, Ping is drawing in socking seams with magic marker and Ed is picking blackberries from the canal towpath for his breakfast.

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Ed has landed on his feet with a decent pad, a coffee maker and gainful employment.

Radio 4's most curmudgeonly author is back for a new series, complete with his trusty companion Elgar, his pipe and his never ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Ed Reardon - Christopher Douglas

Felix - John Fortune

Jaz Milvane - Philip Jackson

Ping - Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Heidi - Matilda Ziegler

Window Cleaner - Dan Tetsell

Pearl - Rita May

Olive - Stephanie Cole

Stan - Geoffrey Whitehead

Houseowner - Paul Merton

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis

Ed finds himself working on a corporate video with the high powered team of director and old sparring partner Jaz Milvane, and Oscar-winning producer Heidi Fisher. He's also house-sitting for a well-heeled neighbour and enjoying all the benefits this civic duty brings, such as the use of comfortable furniture in agreeable surroundings, electrical appliances that work, and access to decent stationary and a well-stocked fridge. Perhaps Ed is about to enjoy his week and be well paid for a change.

Radio 4's favourite curmudgeonly author leads us through the ups and downs of his week.

Ed finds himself working on a corporate video with the high powered team of director and old sparring partner Jaz Milvane, and Oscar-winning producer Heidi Fisher.

He's also house-sitting for a well-heeled neighbour and enjoying all the benefits this civic duty brings, such as the use of comfortable furniture in agreeable surroundings, electrical appliances that work, and access to decent stationary and a well-stocked fridge.

Perhaps Ed is about to enjoy his week and be well paid for a change.

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The script doctor will see you now. After a writer's course, Ed turns expert.

Episode 3

"Become a Successful Writer"

Radio 4's most curmudgeonly author is back for a new series, complete with his trusty companion Elgar, his pipe and his never ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

This week sees Ed enrolled on a writing course which endeavours to teach him how to 'write successfully'. He naturally feels he's already mastered this art, as testified to in the 1976 issue of Films and Filming, and the fact that he teaches his own course at the local leisure centre. However, much persuasion by Ping and the mention of free food and drink for three days finally sways Ed into attendance. In the event, Ed does learn a thing or two about setting up his very own 'Script Doctor' service at £25 a consultation.

Cast list ep 2

Ed Reardon - Christopher Douglas

Mort Rich - Henry Goodman

Dave Wang - Geoff McGivern

Ping - Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Municipal woman - Nicola Sanderson

Sorting Officer - Martin Hyder

Pearl - Rita May

Olive - Stephanie Cole

Stan - Geoffrey Whitehead

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Radio 4's favourite curmudgeonly author leads us through the ups and downs of his week.

"Become a Successful Writer"

This week sees Ed enrolled on a writing course which endeavours to teach him how to 'write successfully'.

He naturally feels he's already mastered this art, as testified to in the 1976 issue of Films and Filming, and the fact that he teaches his own course at the local leisure centre.

However, much persuasion by Ping and the mention of free food and drink for three days finally sways Ed into attendance.

In the event, Ed does learn a thing or two about setting up his very own 'Script Doctor' service at £25 a consultation.

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Ed gets caught up in sibling rivalry when Ping's sister Py undertakes some work experience

"Parsnip Junction"

Radio 4's most curmudgeonly author is back for a new series, complete with his trusty companion Elgar, his pipe and his never ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Ed Reardon - Christopher Douglas

Ping - Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Py - Katy Wix

Charles - Geoffrey Palmer

Pearl - Rita May

Olive - Stephanie Cole

Stan - Geoffrey Whitehead

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis

Ed finds himself in the middle of some sibling rivalry when Ping's sister, Py, undertakes some work experience at the agency. Ed finds the 'can-do' attitude of Py rather refreshing after Ping's normal 'might be a problem' response, particularly when she finds him some paid work with one Charles Cobbold, reinventing the much loved children's classic 'Parsnip Junction'. If Ed can withstand Charles' Communist tendencies and his penchant for porn he may be on to a winner.

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Episode 5:

"Writer In Residence"

Radio 4's most curmudgeonly author is back for a new series, complete with his trusty companion Elgar, his pipe and his never ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Fed up with everything on the radio originating from Cambridge, Ed decides to immerse himself in popular culture and retunes away from Radio Four. The new outlook on the world that Radios 1, 2 and 5 bring to Ed proves fortuitous when his daughter, Eli, manages to secure him an interview at her husband's university. So it is that Ed finds himself 'Writer in residence' with all the benefits that this affords, including discussing the merits of the worst Lady Gaga wardrobe malfunction of the year.

Cast list:

Ed Reardon - Christopher Douglas

Professor Judith - Rachel Atkins

Announcer - Lewis Macleod

Ping - Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Felix - John Fortune

Eli - Lisa Coleman

Bill - Darren Boyd

Pearl - Rita May

Olive - Stephanie Cole

Stan - Geoffrey Whitehead

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

After immersing himself in popular culture, Ed gets a new job at a 'uni-collegy' thing.

Radio 4's favourite curmudgeonly author leads us through the ups and downs of his week.

"Writer In Residence"

Fed up with everything on the radio originating from Cambridge, Ed decides to immerse himself in popular culture and retunes away from Radio Four.

The new outlook on the world that Radios 1, 2 and 5 bring to Ed proves fortuitous when his daughter, Eli, manages to secure him an interview at her husband's university.

So it is that Ed finds himself 'Writer in residence' with all the benefits that this affords, including discussing the merits of the worst Lady Gaga wardrobe malfunction of the year.

Fed up with everything on the radio originating from Cambridge, Ed decides to immerse himself in popular culture and retunes away from Radio Four.

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Episode 6:

"Summer of '76"

Radio 4's most curmudgeonly author is back, complete with his trusty companion Elgar, his pipe and his never ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Ed has embraced the online age and subscribed to Facebook but finds he has opened up a Pandora's box of so-called friends that he's never actually met. That is until one Fiona Templeton pops up and he's reminded of the events of 1976 when he was a hot new writer and she a hot young model. Should an old acquaintance be renewed or should Ed leave well enough alone?

Cast list:

Ed Reardon - Christopher Douglas

Recycling Man - Paul Sharma

Pearl - Rita May

Olive - Stephanie Cole

Stan - Geoffrey Whitehead

Fiona - Jenny Agutter

Jaz Milvane - Philip Jackson

Ping - Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Cliff - Geoff McGivern

Ray - Simon Greenall

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

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Ed is befriended online by old flame Fiona, but should they get reacquainted?

Episode 6:

"Summer of '76"

Radio 4's most curmudgeonly author is back, complete with his trusty companion Elgar, his pipe and his never ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Ed has embraced the online age and subscribed to Facebook but finds he has opened up a Pandora's box of so-called friends that he's never actually met. That is until one Fiona Templeton pops up and he's reminded of the events of 1976 when he was a hot new writer and she a hot young model. Should an old acquaintance be renewed or should Ed leave well enough alone?

Cast list:

Ed Reardon - Christopher Douglas

Recycling Man - Paul Sharma

Pearl - Rita May

Olive - Stephanie Cole

Stan - Geoffrey Whitehead

Fiona - Jenny Agutter

Jaz Milvane - Philip Jackson

Ping - Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Cliff - Geoff McGivern

Ray - Simon Greenall

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Ed has embraced the online age and subscribed to Facebook but finds he has opened up a Pandora's box of so-called friends that he's never actually met.

That is until one Fiona Templeton pops up and he's reminded of the events of 1976 when he was a hot new writer and she a hot young model.

Should an old acquaintance be renewed or should Ed leave well enough alone?

Ed has embraced the online age and subscribed to Facebook but finds he has opened up a Pandora's box of so-called friends that he's never actually met.

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Ed is enjoying weekend-ish things, like having a bath, and whistling.

Radio 4's most curmudgeonly author is back for a new series, complete with his trusty companion Elgar and his never ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Inevitably he finds himself once more battling through the week encountering the numerous 12-year olds who run the media, teaching the lively bunch of pensioners who can "teach him a thing or two about money making schemes, frugal living and having a good time thank you very much", and regular run-ins with the rather successful Jaz Milvane, director of Ed's only ever book-to-screen adaptation.

As we renew our acquaintance with Ed we find him in a somewhat lighter mood, enjoying normal weekend-ish type things, like having a bath, and whistling. He's also visiting the DIY store - because he can. His renewed acquaintance with 1960's hot young model, Fiona Templeton, could have much to do with this new outlook, particularly as they have a shared love of the free sachets to be found in the Sunday newspapers. As long as they don't mix up the shampoo sachet with the brown sauce sachet they should be fine.

Inevitably he finds himself once more battling through the week encountering the numerous 12-year olds who run the media, teaching the lively bunch of pensioners who can "teach him a thing or two about money making schemes, frugal living and having a good time thank you very much", and regular run-ins with the rather successful Jaz Milvane, director of Ed's only ever book-to-screen adaptation.

Cast list Ep.1

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Fiona....Jenny Agutter

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Jaz Milvain....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Post Office Clerk....Nicola Sanderson

Kourier (stet)....Dan Tetsell

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

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Ed finds himself working with his son, Jake, on a piece of 'genuine' factutainment.

Ed reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and his never-ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

This week, following one of his numerous, pithy, letters of complaint to the BBC, Ed finds himself doing some research for his son, Jake, the only family member left representing the name of Reardon working in the media. The unexpected consequence of this is that Ed finds himself working in harmony with the 12 year- olds both on screen and in the coffee stations and tea points of power, to produce a piece of genuinely water-cooler factutainment.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Cast list Ep. 2

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Radio DJ....Simon Greenall

Policeman....Martin Hyder

Pearl....Rita May

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Jake....Sam Pamphillon

Pool Manager....Nicola Sanderson

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

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Jaz Milvain asks Ed to curate a moving tribute for his 'surprise' 60th birthday bash.

Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and his never-ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Jaz Milvain asks Ed to curate a moving tribute to him and his work in film for the 'surprise' party that he's organising for his 60th birthday. Whilst Ed relishes the idea of a comedy 'roast' Jaz is looking for something more akin to a light sauté.

So it is that Ed tracks down Jaz's first masterwork, 'It's a Nude Nude Nude Nude World' to form the cornerstone of the tribute, not knowing that Fiona did a few day's work on it.

Ed is commissioned to write a tribute for Jaz's 60th birthday celebrations.

Jaz Milvain asks Ed to curate a moving tribute to him and his work in film for the 'surprise' party that he's organising for his 60th birthday. Whilst Ed relishes the idea of a comedy 'roast' Jaz is looking for something more akin to a light sauté.

Cast list for episode 3:

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Fiona....Jenny Agutter

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Posh Woman....Sally Grace

Frank....Simon Greenall

Cliff....Geoff McGivern

Waiter....Martin Hyder

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

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Ed finds himself an unlikely star of local radio.

Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and his never-ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Ed decides to 'Make a Difference' to impress Fiona and as a consequence finds himself becoming 'a voice for the people' when he joins a group trying to change the railways. As a consequence he finds himself on local radio representing the group and 'channelling grumpy', and astonishingly finds that people agree with his views and find his conversation 'totes legde'. Thus it is that 'Captain Grumblebum' is created.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Cast list episode 4:

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Fiona....Jenny Agutter

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Frank....Simon Greenall

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Cliff/Jonathan....Geoff McGivern

Ping/Lisa....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

12 year old official....Sam Pamphilon

Mandy Kramer....Nicola Sanderson

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

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Ed lends some authentic 'oldenspeak' to the modern gaming fraternity.

Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and his never-ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Ed joins the modern gaming fraternity when he meets Graham Pearson - the man who gave the world 'Rosicrucian Armageddon' - and is hired to add some authentic 'oldenspeak' to its sequel - 'Rosicrucian Armageddon 2'. Whilst he tries to get to grips with NPC's, orbs and the Quest for the Grail his daughter unexpectedly arrives complete with son, Smile, Japanese tea infuser, dream catcher and native American chants to purge Ed's flat.

(05/06)

Cast list episode 5

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Eli....Lisa Coleman

Newsreader....Corrie Corfield

Graham....Tom Goodman Hill

Pearl....Rita May

Ping/Lisa....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Delivery man/waiter....Dan Tetsell

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

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Stan decides to cash in on the Olympics, leaving Ed to look for a new home.

Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and his never-ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

With the Olympics looming Stan spies a golden opportunity - renting out Ed's flat for the duration of the games at the princely sum of £3,000 a week. So Ed has to pack up his newspaper collection, sift through his takeaway trays and leave the place he's called home for the last years. But where will he go?

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Stan decides to cash in on the Olympics, leaving Ed to look for a new home.

Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and his never-ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

With the Olympics looming Stan spies a golden opportunity - renting out Ed's flat for the duration of the games at the princely sum of £3,000 a week. So Ed has to pack up his newspaper collection, sift through his takeaway trays and leave the place he's called home for the last years. But where will he go?

Episode 06 of 06

Cast list episode 6

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Fiona....Jenny Agutter

Janie....Rachel Atkins

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Cliff....Geoff McGivern

Frank....Simon Greenall

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Ping/Lisa....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

(06/06)

With the Olympics looming Stan spies a golden opportunity - renting out Ed's flat for the duration of the games at the princely sum of £3,000 a week. So Ed has to pack up his newspaper collection, sift through his takeaway trays and leave the place he's called home for the last years. But where will he go?

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Ed starts applying for real jobs to try to get back into ex-girlfriend Fiona's good books.

Episode 1: "The Personal Statement"

He's back. Despite many thwarted attempts at literary success and a lifetime of scrimping and scraping to keep mind, soul and cat together, the curmudgeon's curmudgeon can never be kept down for long and returns to Radio 4 for a new series.

Ed Reardon once more finds himself grabbing at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, throws his way, with his only source of regular income coming from teaching the increasingly savvy and adventurous pensioners their module in short story writing. Jaz Milvane continues to be his nemesis, somehow making money out of mad schemes whilst Ed makes nothing and his love life remains, like his payment of utility bills, erratic to say the least.

As we renew our acquaintance with Ed we find him grovelling to his former girlfriend Fiona, claiming to be a 'changed man'. But as she quite rightly points out, he's still wearing the same socks and sandals. As Ed tries to get back into her good books, he finds himself retiring from the writing trade and applying for real jobs. So it is, he writes a personal statement and attends his first interview for a salaried position since, well, ever.... -

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

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Ed finds himself the oldest intern in town and sharing an office with Ping.

Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and the curmudgeonly attitude to life that he's mastered over years of failure.

This week, the council is taking a holistic approach to cost-cutting and decides that Ed's writing class needs to get paid for some of their work. When it transpires that the class feels that they are wasting their time and thinking of joining the 'Bonkers About Baking' class Ed decides to set them the task of writing 'Hedgerow Jottings' and 'Tales from the Towpath' in an attempt to earn money and become real writers. Meanwhile, when the new intern at the agency turns out to be more than he seems, Ed finds himself maintaining his non-tax paying status by becoming the oldest intern in town and sharing an office with Ping.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

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Ed finds himself writing a script for Jaz Milvain's latest film.

Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and his never-ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

When Ed's flat burns down his old nemesis, Jaz Milvain, rides to the rescue. As a "National Treasure" lots of people want to work with Jaz (or so he says) and he's got some serious investors who want him to make a movie - an action-adventure with a quirky sci-fi twist. Ed is not keen until Alex offers him a rather nice hotel to work from. So it is that Ed starts writing 'Doctor Bond', or is it 'Harry Hobbit'. -

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

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To escape his daughter's gluten-free falafel salad, Ed enrols on a clinical trial.

Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and his never-ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Ed discovers that he has diabetes and his daughter, Eli, turns up to be his calorie counter- in-chief. To escape Eli's gluten free falafel salad, Ed enrols on a clinical trial, and that's when his son, Jake turns up in the hope of a fly-on-the-wall documentary, although as Ping Points out, it will only be marketable if Ed dies!

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

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Ed takes up a professorship at a prestigious writing retreat.

Ed appears to have stepped on the gravy train at last as he takes up a professorship at Much Wenlock Court - a prestigious writing retreat. He hopes this will lead him to, at the very least, a contentious Saturday Essay on the Today Programme. However, this retreat has been set up by one Jaz Milvain so could Ed's change in fortune be too good to be true?

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

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Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and his never-ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Ed discovers that he can put his extensive general knowledge to good use when he finally finds his niche and becomes a contestant on the Radio 4 seminal quiz 'What Do You Know'. Not only is his general knowledge excellent, but he's also being paid a fee to the grand sum of £43. Is his luck turning at last?

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis

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Ed Reardon returns to Radio 4 in a new series and whatever happens you can guarantee he'll be scrimping, scraping and ranting in order to keep mind, soul and cat together.

When we last met Ed he was happily involved with BBC Radio producer Laura and her BBC expenses. As we meet again, the pair seem to be enjoying a state of not uncomfortable, slightly drunken, bliss and the relationship has enabled Ed to reconnect with life in London whilst keeping a toehold, and a cat, in Berkhamsted. But good things never last for Ed and the course of the series sees him and Elgar having to take advantage of the numerous empty premises in need of temporary caretakers and live-in guardians, or guardian angels as Ed likes to think of them as Stan throws him out on the street.

Things have also changed for Ping who is suffering the biggest disaster to hit the office since they stopped making pens shaped like bananas - she has a new boss in the form of Suzan -pronounced 'Suzanne'. Ed, of course, wastes no time trying to get on the right side of Suzan in the hope of some work whilst Jaz Milvane continues to be his nemesis, plaguing his every move.

The regular cast are joined this series by guests including Raquel Cassidy, Pam Ferris, Celia Imrie and Jeremy Paxman

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Ed Reardon's Week is a BBC Radio Comedy production.

When we last met Ed he was happily involved with BBC Radio producer Laura and her BBC expenses. As we meet again, the pair seem to be enjoying a state of not uncomfortable, slightly drunken, bliss and the relationship has enabled Ed to reconnect with life in London whilst keeping a toehold, and a cat, in Berkhamstead. But good things never last for Ed and the course of the series sees him and Elgar having to take advantage of the numerous empty premises in need of temporary caretakers and live-in guardians, or guardian angels as Ed likes to think of them as Stan throws him out on the street.

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Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and the curmudgeonly attitude to life that he's mastered over years of failure.

Ed finally finds himself homeless. However, all is not lost as an unexpected bonus of the recent financial apocalypse is that there are many premises in need of temporary caretakers. So it is that Ed finds himself residing in a furniture warehouse in Berkhamsted, complete with 'dream kitchen' fake fruit and a massage chair. He also somehow finds himself an author with a two book cookbook deal and a three figure advance.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Ed Reardon's Week is a BBC Radio Comedy production.

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In his continuing quest for somewhere to live, Ed finds himself living in an empty phoneshop, the occupation of which the council hopes will encourage the stakeholders to engage with their creativity. Far from enticing people in to attend 'slam poetry events' Ed has other things on his mind when he and his ex-wife Janet decide to attend the funeral of an old friend - together. Their children are not happy at this prospect, and neither is Elgar when he's left at a cattery called 'Southpaws'.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Ed Reardon's Week is a BBC Radio Comedy production.

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Week four of Ed Reardon's 'No Fixed Abode' status finds him tramping along the canal trying to find someone to take him, and Elgar, in. When he fortunes upon the somewhat colourful Joan he hits the jackpot in more ways than one as not only does he gain a rather comfortable cabin bed, but as the pair chat about Joan's rather picaresque life over a can of cider, Ed discovers she has lived her life in the manner for a perfect Sunday night TV drama. Cue a call to his agent, Ping.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Ed Reardon's Week is a BBC Radio Comedy production.

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Ed's fortunes have taken a turn for the better as he's been given an advance to write a projected television series perfect for Sunday night viewing. He has comfortable lodgings, money in his pocket and a warm glow, in fact all is going very well indeed until Suzan decides that her new assistant, Jonathan, should help Ed with 'the scripty stuff'. At which suggestion someone loses their temper, and for once it isn't Ed.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Ed Reardon's Week is a BBC Radio Comedy production.

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Ed is facing a milestone in his life as he's about to turn 60. As he reflects on his life he decides that things aren't half bad. He finally has a bed to lay his head on, his cat is in rude health and he is leading a busy and fulfilling literary life. However, as with all things Ed, this state of equanimity can't last and after a curious encounter with Jeremy Paxman Ed decides to make some changes.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis

Ed Reardon's Week is a BBC Radio Comedy production.