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

Ed Reardon's Week

BBC Radio 4 sitcom about a poor writer. 82 episodes (13 series), 2005 - 2020. Stars Christopher Douglas, Philip Jackson, Barunka O'Shaughnessy, Stephanie Cole and others.

Series 1, Episode 2 - Pulp Non-Fiction

Ed finds a review of his new book in the magazine Caravan and Camper. Rather than pay for photocopying, he steals the magazine from the library - an act that results in a jail sentence for the poor author.

Further details

Ed picks up a repetitive strain injury from continually checking the Amazon sales rank for his new book, Pet Peeves. Following a disastrous interview with Saga Radio, Ed heads to the library to look for any reviews of his book in the papers. Stealing a magazine that has mentioned his book was a bad move though - Ed lands in court and, when he fails to pay the fine, he is sent to prison.

Broadcast details

Friday 14th January 2005
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Christopher Douglas Ed Reardon
Stephanie Cole Olive
Geoffrey Whitehead Stan
Rita May Pearl
John Fortune Felix
Sally Hawkins Ping
Geoffrey McGivern Ensemble Actor
Dan Tetsell Ensemble Actor
Alice Lowe Ensemble Actor
Sally Grace Ensemble Actor
Martin Hyder Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Melanie Hudson (as Mel Hudson) Ensemble Actor
Emma Kennedy Ensemble Actor
Vicki Pepperdine Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Christopher Douglas Writer
Andrew Nickolds Writer
Production team
Simon Nicholls Producer

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