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 2

1. Rogue Mail

First broadcast: Wednesday 21st December 2005

Ed, having blown all his new-found wealth, is working at the post office to try and make ends meet. He's also has to teach his screenwriting course and work on a boring book about stamps - thus leaving little time to sleep. Jaz, meanwhile, is making a fortune directing a credit card commercial.

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2. The Speech

First broadcast: Wednesday 28th December 2005

Ed attempts to finance his daughter's wedding and write a speech for a corrupt jockey. What could possibly go wrong?

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3. The Last Laugh

First broadcast: Wednesday 4th January 2006

The embittered writer contacts the bank when his finances tip into the abyss. Ed also engineers the break up of popular comedy writing duo Smith and Savage.

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4. Our Man From Berkhamsted

First broadcast: Wednesday 11th January 2006

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

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5. A Hint Of Calvados

First broadcast: Wednesday 18th January 2006

Having moaned to the BBC about falling standards, the writer's offered a job by the beeb.

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6. The Operations

First broadcast: Wednesday 25th January 2006

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

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