Ed Reardon's Week. Ed Reardon (Christopher Douglas). Copyright: BBC
Ed Reardon's Week

Ed Reardon's Week

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2005 - 2021
  • 88 episodes (14 series)

Radio sitcom following curmudgeonly 50-something writer Ed Reardon, and his flawed attempts to escape poverty via literary success. Stars Christopher Douglas, Philip Jackson, Barunka O'Shaughnessy, Stephanie Cole, Geoffrey Whitehead and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1 - The Swim

Does it seem like the media is run by idiots, lying charlatans and moronic 12-year-olds? Welcome to the world of Ed Reardon.

Further details

Ed meets his new agent Ping and agrees to write Pet Peeves. However, Ed's attempt to get out of buying a round at the bar by throwing his coat into the canal backfires.

Broadcast details

Friday 7th January 2005
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 5th April 2011 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 10th April 2011 3:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 10th November 2012 9:00am Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 30th August 2014 9:00am Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 2nd January 2016 9:00am Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 27th May 2018 10:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 1st September 2020 9:30am Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 1st September 2020 2:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 2nd September 2020 2:30am Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 5th September 2020 12:00pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Christopher Douglas Ed Reardon
Philip Jackson Jaz Milvane
Stephanie Cole Olive
Geoffrey Whitehead Stan
Rita May Pearl
John Fortune Felix
Sally Hawkins Ping
Geoffrey McGivern Ensemble Actor
Dan Tetsell Ensemble Actor
Sally Grace Ensemble Actor
Martin Hyder Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Ronnie Golden Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Christopher Douglas Writer
Andrew Nickolds Writer
Production team
Simon Nicholls Producer

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