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Ed Reardon's Week

Series 10

My Companion

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Ed and his ex-wife plan to attend a funeral together, making his children very unhappy. Stars Christopher Douglas. From May 2015. Show more

Ed Reardon's Week

Series 11

The Rectifier

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Inspired by his great-grandfather, Ed embarks upon writing a serious social history book. Stars Christopher Douglas. From 2016. Show more

Ed Reardon's Week

Series 11

Generation Why Bother

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

A chance meeting leads Ed to believe he may be owed a small fortune by the HMRC. Stars Christopher Douglas. From 2016. Show more

Ed Reardon's Week

Series 8

Episode 3: It's a Nude Nude Nude Nude World

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Jaz Milvain asks Ed to curate a moving tribute for his 'surprise' 60th birthday bash. With Christopher Douglas. From April 2012. Show more

Ed Reardon's Week

Series 11

Poetry? No Thanks

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Ed joins a committee to help erect a statue honouring a plucky wartime songbird. Stars Christopher Douglas. From 2016. Show more

Comedy Connections

Series 6

Episode 1: Till Death Us Do Part

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

The series charting the history of the best of British comedy returns by taking a look at Till Death Do Us Part, which burst onto screens in June 1966. Show more

Ed Reardon's Week

Series 10

The Go-To Destination

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Ed’s currently in a relationship with BBC radio producer Laura - and her expenses. Stars Christopher Douglas. From May 2015. Show more

Ed Reardon's Week

Ed Reardon at Christmas

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

4 Extra Debut. It's Christmas day, but will Ed be spending it in the bosom of his family or alone with his cat and a cinnamon stick? From December 2012. Show more

Comedy Connections

Series 6

Episode 2: Yes, Minister

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

The series charting the history of the best of British comedy looks at Yes, Minister, which achieved massive success by poking fun at the workings of government. Show more

Comedy Connections

Series 6

Episode 4: Ripping Yarns

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

The series charting the history of the best of British comedy investigates Michael Palin and Terry Jones's post-Python parody of pre-war Boys' Own adventure comics. Show more

Comedy Connections

Series 6

Episode 5: Rab C Nesbitt

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

A look at Rab C Nesbitt, the sitcom about the life of a working-class Glaswegian, which ran for thirteen years and won audiences of five million viewers. Show more

Comedy Connections

Series 6

Episode 7: Dad's Army

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

The series charting the history of the best of British comedy looks at Dad's Army, the gentle wartime sitcom that became one of the most popular series of all time. Show more

Comedy Connections

Series 6

Episode 3: The Liver Birds

Duration: 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Series charting the history of British comedies. A look at The Liver Birds, the groundbreaking sitcom centred around the lives of two young Liverpudlian women. Show more

Ed Reardon's Week

Series 11

The Fourth Sausage

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Ed enlists his son to do his university work while he makes a discovery in Ping's office. Stars Christopher Douglas. From 2016. Show more

Ed Reardon's Week

Series 12

Diabetes Day

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Ed's annual health check sparks some inspiration for his ‘Your Motorhome’ column. Stars Christopher Douglas. From 2017. Show more

Ed Reardon's Week

Series 8

Episode 1: Have a Great Weekend

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

He still hasn't any work, but Ed is finally able to follow Ping's exhortations to 'have a great weekend' and is enjoying weekend-ish things, like having a bath, and whistling. Show more

Ed Reardon's Week

Series 8

Episode 2: Original British Drama

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Following a complaint letter to the BBC, and a twist of fate, Ed finds himself working with his son, Jake, on a piece of 'genuine' factutainment. Show more

Ed Reardon's Week

Series 12

The Legacy

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Ed may be in line for an inheritance, as long as he can prove who he is. Stars Christopher Douglas. From 2017. Show more

Ed Reardon's Week

Series 12

An Enemy of the People

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

An encounter with a refuse collector leads Ed into the world of local politics. Starring Christopher Douglas. From 2017. Show more

Ed Reardon's Week

Series 11

All About Eve

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Ed tries to stir up healthy anti-authoritarian rage as editor of the student magazine. Stars Christopher Douglas. From 2016. Show more