First broadcast: Monday 18th January 2010
Ed has a new member in his writing class, and unlike Stan, Olive and Pearl, Clive is actually impressed by Ed's writing portfolio. Thus it is that Ed finds he has a protege who not only wants to emulate his life, but more fortuitously will help him to write a rather dull speech on water shortages in Africa for the agency's charity auction.
First broadcast: Monday 25th January 2010
Ed, surprisingly, has had a brilliant idea for a book and, even more surprisingly, Ping agrees. So when an opportunity arises to go on a cruise with Jaz and the band, Ed takes up the offer in order to find creative reinvigoration at sea.
First broadcast: Monday 1st February 2010
Despite his assumption that somewhere in the vaults of the National Health Service can be found statistics for injuries sustained in the kitchen as a result of the dash to turn the wireless off at 6.30, Ed finds himself a surprise hit when he takes part in a new Radio 4 'topical quiz with a tasty twist'.
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Release date: Monday 3rd October 2011
Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive email, attempts to survive in a world where the media seems to be run by idiots and lying charlatans....