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 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

Monday 11th January 2010
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 28th July 2010 6:30pm Radio 4
Sunday 16th March 2014 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 16th March 2014 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 6th December 2015 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 6th December 2015 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 6th December 2015 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 7th December 2015 5:30am Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 17th November 2021 7:00am Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 17th November 2021 5:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 18th November 2021 5:00am Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 20th November 2021 12:30pm 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
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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