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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 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

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 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

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 8

Episode 4: Making a Difference

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Out to impress his girlfriend, Ed campaigns for the rail network. Stars Christopher Douglas and Jenny Agutter. From April 2012. Show more

Ed Reardon's Week

Series 8

Episode 6: Keeping the Flame Alive

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Stan decides to rent out Ed's flat to Olympic visitors, despite the fact it is nowhere near the stadium, which means that Ed has to look for a new place to stay. 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

The New Thirty

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Nearly 60, Ed decides things aren't half bad. That's until he encounters Jeremy Paxman. Stars Christopher Douglas. From June 2015. 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 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

Ed Reardon's Week

Series 9

The Bride of Auntie

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Ed finally finds his niche as a contestant on Radio 4's seminal quiz 'What Do You Know?'. Stars Christopher Douglas. From December 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: 15 minutes

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

Ed Reardon is spending Christmas without even his trusty cat, Elgar, for company. All he has for Christmas is a computer and a commission. 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 12

The Writer in the Van

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The curmudgeonly author has a new idea for a novel and an exciting new home. Starring Christopher Douglas. From 2017. Show more

Ed Reardon's Week

Series 12

A Different Direction

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Ed resolves to take the more committed step of introducing Maggie to his children. Starring Christopher Douglas. From 2017. Show more

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