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 6

1. The Charterhouse Redemption

First broadcast: Monday 11th January 2010

Ed is now a happily-retired author. Not only that but he's well fed, warm and happily ensconced in Berkhampstead's premier accommodation of choice for the financially distressed.

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2. Charity Begins Next Door

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.

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3. The Cruise

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.

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4. Cheese Cricket

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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5. A Bottle Of Ulterio Motivo

First broadcast: Monday 8th February 2010

Ed finds himself in the money when he sells most of his possessions to a themed wine bar owned by the lovely Violet Carson.

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6. Elgar Writes

First broadcast: Monday 15th February 2010

While Ed is busily teaching grammar to some clumsy, apostrophe-ridden phishers, Elgar finds fame when he becomes an internet hit with his blog.

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