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Duration: 1 hour

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

Christopher Douglas, one of the creators of Radio 4's Ed Reardon, goes back to the source Victorian novel by George Gissing. Show more

Contributors

George Gissing:
Christopher Douglas
Jasper Milvain:
Henry Lloyd-Hughes
Edwin Reardon:
Sam Alexander
Marian Yule:
Olivia Hallinan
Alfred Yule:
Jonathan Keeble
Dora Milvain:
Victoria Brazier
Director:
Gary Brown
Producer:
Gary Brown

Timeshift

Series 11

Episode 5: The Picture Postcard World of Nigel Walmsley

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The story behind the humble picture postcard, told by comic creation Nigel Walmsley. With their own language and bespoke rules, postcards were the texts and emails of their era. Show more

Contributors

Voice of Nigel Walmsley:
Christopher Douglas
Producer:
Gerry Dawson
Producer:
Gerry Dawson
Director:
Gerry Dawson
Director:
Gerry Dawson
Series Producer:
Ben Southwell
Series Producer:
Ben Southwell

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 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 9

Episode 2: The Intern

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Ed somehow ends up sharing an office with Ping, and the cake run too. Stars Stephanie Cole and Alison Steadman. From November 2013. Show more

Ed Reardon's Week

Series 8

Episode 5: Rosicrucian Armageddon 2

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Ed lends authentic 'oldenspeak' to the modern gaming fraternity. Stars Christopher Douglas and Stephanie Cole. From May 2012. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Missing for six years, Brian has stories to tell. Jampoa where fame definitely equals fortune. With Neil Pearson. From 2011. Show more

Drama

Christopher Douglas - Dolly

Duration: 45 minutes

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

England cricketer Basil D'Oliveira wants to tour his native South Africa, but apartheid protectors say no. Stars Jude Akuwudike. Show more

Contributors

Basil 'Baz' D'Oliveira:
Jude Akuwudike
Naomi D'Oliveira:
Rakie Ayola
Bishop of Adelaide:
Lewis MacLeod
Tiene Oosterhuizen:
Saul Reichlin
Damian D'Oliveira:
Job Angus
Shaun D'Oliveira:
Haydon Downing

Brand

Drama

Ed Reardon's Week

Series 10

Episode 4: Joan of the Junction

Duration: 30 minutes

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

While wandering along the canal looking for somewhere to live, Ed finds the inspiration for a perfect Sunday night TV drama. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

In a post-modern twist that would irritate Ed Reardon, Christopher Douglas plays Victorian novelist George Gissing. Show more

Contributors

George Gissing:
Christopher Douglas
Jasper Milvain:
Henry Lloyd-Hughes
Edwin Reardon:
Sam Alexander
Marian Yule:
Olivia Hallinan
Alfred Yule:
Jonathan Keeble
Dora Milvain:
Victoria Brazier
Director:
Gary Brown
Producer:
Gary Brown

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

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 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 9

Episode 4: Blood of the Reardons

Duration: 30 minutes

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

To avoid his daughter's gluten free salad, Ed enrols on a clinical trial his son will film. With Christopher Douglas. From December 2013. 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

Ed Reardon's Week

Series 11

Episode 1: The Reboot

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Author Ed is in unfamiliar territory returning to full-time education at 'Uni'. Stars Christopher Douglas. From 2016. 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

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 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

How Did I Do?

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Whilst tracking his cat food delivery, Ed unearths a world of self-satisfaction surveys. Stars Christopher Douglas. From 2017. Show more