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 2, Episode 6 - The Operations

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

Broadcast details

Wednesday 25th January 2006
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 4th May 2010 11:00pm Radio 7
Tuesday 21st June 2011 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 7th January 2021 9:30am Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 7th January 2021 4:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Friday 8th January 2021 4:30am Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 10th January 2021 9:30am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Christopher Douglas Ed Reardon
Philip Jackson Jaz Milvane
Barunka O'Shaughnessy Ping
Stephanie Cole Olive
Geoffrey Whitehead Stan
Rita May Pearl
John Fortune Felix
Geoffrey McGivern Ensemble Actor
Simon Greenall Ensemble Actor
Alice Lowe Ensemble Actor
Martin Hyder Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Nina Wadia Doctor
Angela Wynter Nurse
James Fowler Actor
George Dalton Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Christopher Douglas Writer
Andrew Nickolds Writer
Production team
Simon Nicholls Producer

Share this page