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 8, Episode 6 - Keeping The Flame Alive

With the Olympics looming Stan spies a golden opportunity - renting out Ed's flat for the duration of the games at the princely sum of £3,000 a week. So Ed has to pack up his newspaper collection, sift through his takeaway trays and leave the place he's called home for the last years. But where will he go?

Broadcast details

Tuesday 8th May 2012
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 15th May 2012 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 15th May 2012 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 17th July 2014 6:30pm Radio 4
Thursday 24th July 2014 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 24th July 2014 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 15th May 2016 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 15th May 2016 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 15th May 2016 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 16th May 2016 5:30am Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 10th January 2023 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 10th January 2023 12:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 10th January 2023 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 11th January 2023 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
Rachel Atkins Janie
Writing team
Christopher Douglas Writer
Andrew Nickolds Writer
Production team
Dawn Ellis Producer

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