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

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Series 8, Episode 4 - Making A Difference

Ed finds himself an unlikely star of local radio when he decides to try and make a difference to the rail network.

Further details

Ed decides to 'Make a Difference' to impress Fiona and as a consequence finds himself becoming 'a voice for the people' when he joins a group trying to change the railways.

As a consequence he finds himself on local radio representing the group and 'channelling grumpy', and astonishingly finds that people agree with his views and find his conversation 'totes legde'. Thus it is that 'Captain Grumblebum' is created.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 24th April 2012
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 1st May 2012 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 1st May 2012 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 3rd July 2014 6:30pm Radio 4
Thursday 10th July 2014 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 10th July 2014 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 1st May 2016 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 1st May 2016 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 1st May 2016 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 2nd May 2016 5:30am Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 27th December 2022 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 27th December 2022 12:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 27th December 2022 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 28th December 2022 2:30am 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
Sam Pamphilon 12 Year Old Official
Nicola Sanderson Mandy Kramer
Writing team
Christopher Douglas Writer
Andrew Nickolds Writer
Production team
Dawn Ellis Producer

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