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

Ed Reardon's Week

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2005 - 2023
  • 94 episodes (15 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.

  • Due to return for Series 16

Episode menu

Series 11, Episode 3 - Generation Why Bother

A chance meeting leads Ed to believe he may be owed a small fortune by the HMRC.

Further details

Escaping a 'Wealth Protection Day' being held at the university Ed, armed with a carrier bag, cushion and sleep mask, heads up to the Oval for a relaxing day at the cricket where he meets a surprisingly interesting accountant who informs him he may be owed money by the HMRC. His agent, Ping, has no intention of helping him pursue this though as she's far too busy flirting with the chap with a 'man-bun' in the office across the road.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 18th October 2016
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 25th October 2016 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 25th October 2016 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 25th October 2016 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 26th October 2016 5:30am Radio 4 Extra
Friday 10th August 2018 11:30am Radio 4
Sunday 6th October 2019 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 6th October 2019 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 6th October 2019 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 7th October 2019 5:30am Radio 4 Extra
Friday 9th February 2024 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Friday 9th February 2024 12:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Friday 9th February 2024 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 10th February 2024 3:30am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Christopher Douglas Ed Reardon
Barunka O'Shaughnessy Ping
Stephanie Cole Olive
Geoffrey Whitehead Stan
Brigit Forsyth Pearl
Sylvestra Le Touzel Antonia
Guest cast
Dan Mersh Graeme
Dan Tetsell Inspector
Writing team
Christopher Douglas Writer
Andrew Nickolds Writer
Production team
Dawn Ellis Producer

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