Ed Reardon's Week. Ed Reardon (Christopher Douglas). Copyright: BBC
Ed Reardon's Week

Ed Reardon's Week

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2005 - 2021
  • 88 episodes (14 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.

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Series 9, Episode 4 - Blood of the Reardons

To escape his daughter's gluten-free falafel salad, Ed enrols on a clinical trial.

Further details

Ed discovers that he has diabetes and his daughter, Eli, turns up to be his calorie counter- in-chief. To escape Eli's gluten free falafel salad, Ed enrols on a clinical trial, and that's when his son, Jake turns up in the hope of a fly-on-the-wall documentary, although as Ping points out, it will only be marketable if Ed dies!

Broadcast details

Monday 2nd December 2013
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 16th April 2015 6:30pm Radio 4
Thursday 23rd April 2015 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 23rd April 2015 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 19th February 2017 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 19th February 2017 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 19th February 2017 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 20th February 2017 5:30am Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 20th November 2018 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Christopher Douglas Ed Reardon
Barunka O'Shaughnessy Ping
Stephanie Cole Olive
Geoffrey Whitehead Stan
Alison Steadman Pearl
Guest cast
Lisa Coleman Eli
Sam Pamphilon Jake
Claudie Blakley Dr Liz Newcombe
Writing team
Christopher Douglas Writer
Andrew Nickolds Writer
Production team
Dawn Ellis Producer

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