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 7, Episode 6 - Summer Of '76

Ed finds himself befriended online by an old flame. Should he renew the acquaintance or leave well enough alone?

Further details

Ed has embraced the online age and subscribed to Facebook but finds he has opened up a Pandora's box of so-called friends that he's never actually met. That is until one Fiona Templeton pops up and he's reminded of the events of 1976 when he was a hot new writer and she a hot young model. Should an old acquaintance be renewed or should Ed leave well enough alone?

Broadcast details

Monday 14th February 2011
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 3rd August 2011 6:30pm Radio 4
Wednesday 10th August 2011 12:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 10th August 2011 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 10th November 2012 11:00am Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 30th August 2014 10:30am Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 30th November 2014 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 30th November 2014 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 1st December 2014 3:00am Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 2nd January 2016 11:00am Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 4th May 2022 7:00am Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 4th May 2022 5:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 5th May 2022 5:00am 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
Jenny Agutter Fiona
Geoffrey McGivern Ensemble Actor
Simon Greenall Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Paul Sharma Recycling Man
Writing team
Christopher Douglas Writer
Andrew Nickolds Writer
Production team
Dawn Ellis Producer

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