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.

Returns Tuesday 22nd December at 6:30pm. Episode Guide
Series 2, Episode 1 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra on Thursday at 9:30am.

Series 6, Episode 1 - The Charterhouse Redemption

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.

Further details

Picking up the threads of Ed's thwarted life, listeners' find him prematurely but happily retired, ensconced at Charterhouse Court - Berkhampstead's accommodation of choice for the financially distressed. Ed has given up the life of a writer and gone to the place that his daughter and her right-on vicar stepfather were so heartily encouraging him to move to at the end of the last series. No more is his life one of unmitigated misery, disappointment, abuse and sheer grinding poverty, but rather one of happily undertaking Piccadilly Pot Pourri, the latest jigsaw from the games cupboard, and leading the fight to get the parental controls taken off the day-room computer.

Of course this life of joy won't last, and so it is that Ed is forced to return to his eternal struggle to keep mind, body and soul together with the rather pressing matter of earning some money.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 11th January 2010
Time
11:30am
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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
Guest cast
Tom Price Ensemble Actor
Manjeet Mann Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Christopher Douglas Writer
Andrew Nickolds Writer
Production team
Dawn Ellis Producer
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