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

Ed Reardon's Week

BBC Radio 4 sitcom about a poor writer. 82 episodes (13 series), 2005 - 2020. Stars Christopher Douglas, Philip Jackson, Barunka O'Shaughnessy, Stephanie Cole and others.

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Ed Reardon's Week - The Complete Fifth Series

Ed Reardon's Week - The Complete Fifth Series

Series 5 of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 comedy starring Christopher Douglas, John Fortune, Stephanie Cole and Sally Hawkins.

Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive email, attempts to survive in a world where the media seems to be run by idiots and lying charlatans.

In these six episodes, Ed and Mary Potter are in a record breaking second month of partnership 'bliss'. But work isn't going so well: it's time for Ed to drag out the old jeans, buy a mobile phone and cut ten years off the CV as the new Head of New Media Development is a genuine 12-year-old. And after a run-in with the Head of Stakeholder Communications Engagement at a local council meeting, Ed finds himself in anger management classes.

Plus, Jaz suggests that Ed revive one of his old stage shows, 'Educating Peter'; Ed finds himself writing for a local lifestyle magazine when everyone at the agency goes on holiday; and finally, he is visited by his new grandson Smile and is inspired to write a children's book. However, his daughter is not at all impressed with his flat.

First released: Monday 3rd October 2011

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