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.

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Series 3

1. The Name-Check

First broadcast: Friday 15th December 2006

Ed is writing The South Tring Bubble, a radio play about trains for Hemel Sound Radio. The writer stumbles upon the idea of product placement, and is soon making extra cash by putting the names of plumbers, kebab shops and other local establishments into the script.


2. Dad

First broadcast: Friday 22nd December 2006

Ping gets Ed to write a novel to cash in on the 'violent childhood memoirs' market... but Ed stuggles to fabricate his past. Matters are made worse when his dad comes to stay.


3. Undercover

First broadcast: Friday 29th December 2006

Ed shaves off his beard to become a secret shopper, but when he starts listening to fellow secret shopper Dave Wang, the impoverished writer manages to lose his employers their IKEA contract.


4. The Dig

First broadcast: Friday 5th January 2007

Ed helps out on archaeological dig. He find some old coins but, not realising their value, puts them in a condom machine in expectation of a night of passion with the young female professor running the dig.


5. Murder Most Rewritten

First broadcast: Friday 12th January 2007

Ed is employed to write the script for a murder mystery weekend.

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6. The Libel Action

First broadcast: Friday 19th January 2007

Jaz Milvane comes up with a money making plan involving Ed.

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