Ed Reardon's Week

Comedy series about Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail.

Does it seem to you that the media is run by idiots, lying charlatans and moronic 12-year-olds who should've been drowned at birth in a bucket of raw sewage? Welcome to the world of Ed Reardon.

He may have only one pair of trousers and a seven-figure Amazon sales ranking, but no writer knows more about stealing his agent's stationary...

and as a freeloader, Ed is the acknowledged leader of his profession.

Comedy series about Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail.

Does it seem to you that the media is run by idiots, lying charlatans and moronic 12-year-olds who should've been drowned at birth in a bucket of raw sewage? Welcome to the world of Ed Reardon.

He may have only one pair of trousers and a seven-figure Amazon sales ranking, but no writer knows more about stealing his agent's stationary...

and as a freeloader, Ed is the acknowledged leader of his profession."

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Comedy series about Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail.

Does it seem to you that the media is run by idiots, lying charlatans and moronic 12-year-olds who should've been drowned at birth in a bucket of raw sewage? Welcome to the world of Ed Reardon.

He may have only one pair of trousers and a seven-figure Amazon sales ranking, but no writer knows more about stealing his agent's stationary...

and as a freeloader, Ed is the acknowledged leader of his profession."

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Comedy series about Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail.

Does it seem to you that the media is run by idiots, lying charlatans and moronic 12-year-olds who should've been drowned at birth in a bucket of raw sewage? Welcome to the world of Ed Reardon.

He may have only one pair of trousers and a seven-figure Amazon sales ranking, but no writer knows more about stealing his agent's stationary...

and as a freeloader, Ed is the acknowledged leader of his profession.

Episodes

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20061212 BT=0330 (BBC7)

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. Does it seem like the media is run by idiots, charlatans and stupid 12-year-olds? Episode 1 of 6.

20061211 BT=2230 (BBC7)

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. Does it seem like the media is run by idiots, lying charlatans and stupid 12-year-olds? Episode 1 of 6.

20070101 BT=2230 (BBC7)

Comedy. Ed desperately needs a new roof so his agent, Ping, gets him an interview to write for Holby City. Episode 3 of 6.

20070102 BT=0330 (BBC7)

Comedy. Ed desperately needs a new roof so his agent, Ping, gets him an interview to write Holby City. Episode 3 of 6.

20061218 BT=2230 (BBC7)

Comedy. Ed Reardon is an author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail, but no writer knows more about freeloading. Episode 2 of 6.

20061219 BT=0330 (BBC7)

Comedy. Ed Reardon is an author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail, but no writer knows more about freeloading. Episode 2 of 6.

20060608 BT=1400 (BBC7)

Does it seem like the media is run by idiots, lying charlatans and moronic 12-year-olds? Welcome to the world of Ed Reardon. Episode 1 of 6.

20060609 BT=0600 (BBC7)

Does it seem like the media is run by idiots, lying charlatans and moronic 12-year-olds? Welcome to the world of Ed Reardon. Episode 1 of 6.

20070416 BT=2230 (BBC7)

Ed attempts to finance his daughter's wedding and write a speech for a corrupt jockey. What could possibly go wrong? Episode 2 of 6.

20070417 BT=0330 (BBC7)

Ed attempts to finance his daughter's wedding and write a speech for a corrupt jockey. What could possibly go wrong? Episode 2 of 6.

20060713 BT=1400 (BBC7)

Ed finds his career unexpectedly re-igniting from the bottom up after a faculty fracas with an old rival at a university. Episode 6 of 6.

20060714 BT=0600 (BBC7)

Ed finds his career unexpectedly re-igniting from the bottom up after a faculty fracas with an old rival at a university. Episode 6 of 6.

20070122 BT=2230 (BBC7)

Ed finds his career unexpectedly re-igniting from the bottom up after a faculty fracas with an old rival at a university. Episode 6 of 6.

20070123 BT=0330 (BBC7)

Ed finds his career unexpectedly re-igniting from the bottom up after a faculty fracas with an old rival at a university. Episode 6 of 6.

20070909 BT=2230 (BBC7)

Ed finds his career unexpectedly re-igniting from the bottom up after a faculty fracas with an old rival at a university. Episode 6 of 6.

20070910 BT=0330 (BBC7)

Ed finds his career unexpectedly re-igniting from the bottom up after a faculty fracas with an old rival at a university. Episode 6 of 6.

20060706 BT=1400 (BBC7)

Ed has fallen in love, but his cat proves to be an insurmountable obstacle to happy-ever-after. Starring Christopher Douglas. Episode 5 of 6.

20060707 BT=0600 (BBC7)

Ed has fallen in love, but his cat proves to be an insurmountable obstacle to happy-ever-after. Starring Christopher Douglas. Episode 5 of 6.

20070115 BT=2230 (BBC7)

Ed has fallen in love, but his cat proves to be an insurmountable obstacle to happy-ever-after. Starring Christopher Douglas. Episode 5 of 6.

20070116 BT=0330 (BBC7)

Ed has fallen in love, but his cat proves to be an insurmountable obstacle to happy-ever-after. Starring Christopher Douglas. Episode 5 of 6.

20070902 BT=2230 (BBC7)

Ed has fallen in love, but his cat proves to be an insurmountable obstacle to happy-ever-after. Starring Christopher Douglas. Episode 5 of 6.

20070903 BT=0330 (BBC7)

Ed has fallen in love, but his cat proves to be an insurmountable obstacle to happy-ever-after. Starring Christopher Douglas. Episode 5 of 6.

20080818 BT=2230 (BBC7)

Ed has fallen in love, but his cat proves to be an insurmountable obstacle to happy-ever-after. Starring Christopher Douglas. Episode 5 of 6.

20080819 BT=0330 (BBC7)

Ed has fallen in love, but his cat proves to be an insurmountable obstacle to happy-ever-after. Starring Christopher Douglas. Episode 5 of 6.

20060615 BT=1400 (BBC7)

Ed is an author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail but no writer knows more about free loading than Ed. Episode 2 of 6.

20060616 BT=0600 (BBC7)

Ed is an author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail but no writer knows more about free loading than Ed. Episode 2 of 6.

20070430 BT=2230 (BBC7)

Ed Reardon - author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive email - has dental trouble. Episode 4 of 6.

20070501 BT=0330 (BBC7)

Ed Reardon - author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive email - has dental trouble. Episode 4 of 6.

20070108 BT=2230 (BBC7)

Ed's week is marred this time by the death of an old pal, deceptive junk mail and huge egos. Episode 4 of 6.

20070109 BT=0330 (BBC7)

Ed's week is marred this time by the death of an old pal, deceptive junk mail and huge egos. Episode 4 of 6.

20080902 BT=0330 (BBC7)

The author's career unexpectedly re-ignites from the bottom up, after a faculty fracas with an old rival. Stars Chris Douglas. Episode 6 of 6.

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1/6. The Swim

Does it seem to you that the media is run by idiots, lying charlatans and moronic 12-year-olds who should?ve been drowned at birth in a bucket of raw sewage? Welcome to the world of Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail.

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Cliff....Ronnie Golden

Sue Lawley....Sally Grace

Ping....Sally Hawkins

Policeman....Martin Hyder

Jaz Milvane....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Glazier, Policeman....Geoffrey McGivern

Policeman....Dan Tetsell

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds

Produced by Simon Nicholls

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2/6. Pulp Non-Fiction: Ed Reardon may have only one pair of trousers and a seven-figure Amazon sales ranking, but no writer knows more about stealing his agent's stationary.

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3/6. Holby City: Ed is in desperate need of a new roof so his agent, Ping, gets him an interview to write Holby City.

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4/6. The Old Lock Keeper: Has Ed's big break finally come when he takes over The Old Lock Keeper column?

20070816

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.

1/6. The Name-Check

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Harvey....Sean Lock

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Frank....David Cann

Steward....Paul Richard Biggin

Cliff....Simon Greenall

Ping....Sally Hawkins

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Lucy....Laura Solon

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

20070823

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

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

2/6. Dad

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Sidney....David Warner

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Frank....David Cann

Cliff....Simon Greenall

Ping....Sally Hawkins

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

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

5/6. Murder Most Rewritten

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Melanie....Morwenna Banks

Frank....David Cann

Olive/Fifi....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Cliff....Simon Greenall

Marion....Sally Grace

Ping....Sally Hawkins

Colin....Matthew Holness

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Inspector Oxford....Adam Shipway

Atalanta....Laura Solon

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

20070920

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

6/6. The Libel Action

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Frank....David Cann

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Cliff/PC Hyder....Simon Greenall

Ping....Sally Hawkins

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Emily....Alice Lowe

Pearl....Rita May

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

20080325

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

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.

1/6. January 31

With reports of his death greatly exaggerated, Ed struggles with the dreaded tax return and surprises the literary world by being alive.

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

1st asst....Rachel Atkins

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Newsagent....Simon Greenall

Ping....Sally Hawkins

Postman....Martin Hyder

Jaz Milvane....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Glazier/Policeman....Geoffrey McGivern

Elvis....Tom Price

Tracey....Nicola Sanderson

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

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Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

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.

5/6. Role Reversal

After a visit to the doctori Ed is feeling battered by criticism and low in spirits. However, a chance to reverse his fortunes manifests itself in the form of Dave Wang.

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Ping....Sally Hawkins

Dave Wang....Geoffrey McGivern

Matt....John-Luke Roberts

Mr Travers....Kim Wall

Pepsi....Katie Wix

Pearl....Rita May

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

20080429

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

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.

6/6. Trimarans That Pass in the Night

Love is in the air for Ed, but it's far from plain sailing.

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Ping....Sally Hawkins

Frank....Geoffrey McGivern

Mary....Sally Grace

Ray....Simon Greenall

Kate....Melanie Hudson

Jaz Milvane....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

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It's Christmas day, but will Ed be spending it in the bosom of his family?

Meet Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail

It Started in August

Celebrate Christmas with Radio 4's favourite curmudgeonly author, Ed Reardon, and his faithful companion Elgar.

It's Christmas Day and where is Ed Reardon spending it? The scepticism of his writing class back in August about where Ed would be hanging his stocking, wasn't entirely misplaced, and receiving a Christmas card from one's girlfriend signed without a kiss and her surname added in brackets probably doesn't bode well. However, all is not lost as Ed's jocular round robin email to his family inviting himself to join their Christmas celebrations wasn't all in vain - there was at least one member of the family who didn't bounce it back. So, following assurances that his requirements would be minimal, his levels of merriment would be Dionysian and a small caveat about what he regards as permissible Christmas viewing Ed is encouraged to think that he won't be spending Christmas alone. Or he could be looking at a day with only Elgar, an Oxo cube and a cinnamon stick.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas
Produced by Dawn Ellis.

It Started in August

Celebrate Christmas with Radio 4's favourite curmudgeonly author, Ed Reardon, and his faithful companion Elgar.

It's Christmas Day and where is Ed Reardon spending it? The scepticism of his writing class back in August about where Ed would be hanging his stocking, wasn't entirely misplaced, and receiving a Christmas card from one's girlfriend signed without a kiss and her surname added in brackets probably doesn't bode well. However, all is not lost as Ed's jocular round robin email to his family inviting himself to join their Christmas celebrations wasn't all in vain - there was at least one member of the family who didn't bounce it back. So, following assurances that his requirements would be minimal, his levels of merriment would be Dionysian and a small caveat about what he regards as permissible Christmas viewing Ed is encouraged to think that he won't be spending Christmas alone. Or he could be looking at a day with only Elgar, an Oxo cube and a cinnamon stick.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Cast List:

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Fiona....Jenny Agutter

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Jaz Milvain....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Curmudgeonly author Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his Christmas week.

Our Man In Berkhamstead20071104 BT=2230 (BBC7)
20071105 BT=0330 (BBC7)

This week Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive email, has dental trouble. Episode 4 of 6.

Rogue Male20070409 BT=2230 (BBC7)
20070410 BT=0330 (BBC7)

Is the media run by dishonest charlatans and morons? Episode 1 of 6.

0120061026

1/6. Rogue Mail: Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. Ed Reardon is an author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail.

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Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

Ed Reardon is an author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail.

2/6. The Speech

With Chris Douglas, Stephanie Cole, John Fortune, Martin Hyder.

03The Last Laugh20061109

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. 3/6. The Last Laugh.

0420061116

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

Ed Reardon is an author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive email.

4/6. Our Man from Berkhamsted

With Chris Douglas, Stephanie Cole, Sally Grace and Philip Jackson.

0520061123

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. Ed Reardon is an author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive email.

5/6. A Hint of Calvados

With Chris Douglas, Stephanie Cole, John Fortune, Matthew Holness.

05The Winona Defence20050421
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The author's career unexpectedly re-ignites from the bottom up, after a faculty fracas with an old rival. Stars Chris Douglas.

6/6. King of the Road: Ed's past is catching up with him, but it turns out to be an unexpected blessing.

0620061130

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. Ed Reardon is an author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail.

6/6. The Operations

With Chris Douglas, Stephanie Cole, George Dalton, John Fortune.

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The life of an author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail.

Meet Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail

Comedy series about Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail.

1/6. The Swim

Does it seem the media is run by charlatans and moronic 12 year olds?

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Cliff....Ronnie Golden

Sue Lawley....Sally Grace

Ping....Sally Hawkins

Policeman....Martin Hyder

Jaz Milvane....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Glazier/Policeman....Geoffrey McGivern

Policeman....Dan Tetsell

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds

Afternoon

Morning

Evening

The life of an author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail. With Christopher Douglas. From January 2005.

Does it seem like the media is run by idiots, lying charlatans and moronic 12-year-olds? Welcome to the world of Ed Reardon. Episode 1 of 6.

The life of an author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail. Starring Christopher Douglas. Episode 1 of 6.

0101The Swim2008072120180527 (BBC7)

The life of an author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail.

Meet Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive email.

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The Berkhamsted author's 'sideways look at celebrity pets' is soaring up the ratings.

No writer knows more about free loading than the master of the abusive email.

Comedy series about Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail.

2/6. Pulp Non-Fiction

Ed Reardon may have only one pair of trousers and a seven-figure Amazon sales ranking, but no writer knows more about stealing his agent's stationary... and as a freeloader, Ed is the acknowledged leader of his profession.

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Jasmine Davies....Sally Grace

Ping....Sally Hawkins

Datemaster....Mel Hudson

Prison Warder....Martin Hyder

Magistrate....Emma Kennedy

Speed Dater....Alice Low

Pearl....Rita May

Don Wade/Tramp/Prison Warder....Geoffrey McGivern

Speed Dater....Vicki Pepperdine

Librarian....Dan Tetsell

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

Produced by Simon Nicholls.

Afternoon

Morning

Evening

The Berkhamsted author's 'sideways look at celebrity pets' is soaring up the ratings. Stars Christopher Douglas. From Jan 2005.

Ed is an author, pipe-smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive email, and no writer knows more about freeloading. Episode 2 of 6.

Ed is an author, pipe-smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive email, and no writer knows more about freeloading than him. Episode 2 of 6.

Meet Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive email.

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The author needs a new roof, so his agent sorts him a pitch to write for TV. From 2005.

Meet Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive email.

Ed is in desperate need of a new roof so his agent, Ping, gets him an interview to write Holby City.

Comedy series about Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail.

3/6. Holby City

Ed is in desperate need of a new roof, so his agent gets him an interview to write for Holby City.

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Ping....Sally Hawkins

The Bailiff....Martin Hyder

Pearl....Rita May

Dave Wang....Geoffrey McGivern

Maddy....Vicky Pepperdine

Horatio....Dan Tetsell

The Young Doctor....Adam Shipway

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds

Produced by Simon Nicholls

Afternoon

Morning

Evening

The author needs a new roof, so his agent sorts him a pitch to write for TV. Stars Christopher Douglas. From January 2005.

The author needs a new roof, so his agent sorts him a pitch to write for TV. From 2005.

Ed is in desperate need of a new roof so his agent, Ping, gets him an interview to write Holby City. Chris Douglas stars. Episode 3 of 6.

The author needs a new roof, so his agent gets him an interview to write for a TV hospital drama. Starring Christopher Douglas. Episode 3 of 6.

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The writer's week is marred by a death, deceptive junk mail and huge egos. From 2005.

Meet Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive email.

Has Ed's big break finally come when he takes over The Old Lock-Keeper column?

The writer's week is marred by the death of an old pal, deceptive junk mail and huge egos.

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. Ed Reardon is an author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail.

4/6. The Old Lock-Keeper

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Cliff....Ronnie Golden

Sally....Sally Grace

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Jacqui....Emma Kennedy

Pearl....Rita May

Frank....Geoffrey McGivern

Emily....Alice Lowe

The Vicar....Dan Tetsell

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Then News.

Afternoon

Morning

Evening

The writer's week is marred by a death, deceptive junk mail and huge egos. Stars Christopher Douglas. From January 2005.

The writer's week is marred by a death, deceptive junk mail and huge egos. From 2005.

Ed's week is marred this time by the death of an old pal, deceptive junk mail and huge egos. Episode 4 of 6.

The writer's week is marred by the death of an old pal, deceptive junk mail and huge egos. Starring Chris Douglas. Episode 4 of 6.

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The writer falls in love, but his cat proves an obstacle to happy-ever-after. From 2005.

Meet Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive email.

Ed has fallen in love, but his cat proves to be an obstacle to his living happy-ever-after

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

5/6

The Winona Defence.

Ed has fallen in love, but his cat proves to be an insurmountable obstacle to happy ever after.

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Cliff....Ronnie Golden

Sally Hawkins....Ping

Jaz....Philip Jackson

The Policeman....Martin Hyder

Pearl....Rita May

Frank....Geoffrey McGivern

The Girl....Alice Lowe

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Then News.

Afternoon

Morning

Evening

The writer falls in love, but his cat proves an obstacle to happy-ever-after. Stars Christopher Douglas. From February 2005.

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Ed finds his career unexpectedly re-igniting from the bottom up after a faculty fracas with an old rival at a university.

A faculty fracas with an old rival helps re-ignite the author's career. Stars Christopher Douglas. From February 2005.

A faculty fracas with an old rival helps re-ignite the author's career. From 2005.

Meet Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive email.

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After his windfall, the writer is writing about royalty in a remote cottage.

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. Welcome to the world of Ed Reardon - author, pipe smoker, consummate fare dodger and master of the abusive email.

1/6. Rogue Mail

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Lee....Matt Holness

Steve....Martin Hyder

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Frank/the Postman....Geoffrey McGivern

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Afternoon

Morning

Evening

After his windfall, the writer is writing about royalty in a remote cottage. Stars Christopher Douglas. From December 2005.

After a windfall, the writer writes about royalty in a remote cottage. From December 2005.

Is the media run by dishonest charlatans and morons? Episode 1 of 6.

Is the media run by dishonest charlatans and morons? Chris Douglas stars as the non-existent author and abusive email writer. Episode 1 of 6.

0202The Speech2005122820061102
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The curmudgeon is speech ghost-writing and trying to fund his daughter's wedding.

Ed attempts to finance his daughter's wedding and write a speech for a corrupt jockey.

What could possibly go wrong?

The curmudgeonly writer tries to ghost-write a speech and attempts to fund his daughter's wedding.

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. Welcome to the world of Ed Reardon - author, pipe smoker, consummate fare dodger and master of the abusive email.

2/6. The Speech

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Bill....Tom Colebrook

Felix....John Fortune

The Constable....Martin Hyder

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Eli....Alice Lowe

Pearl....Rita May

Seamus McGee....Geoffrey McGivern

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Afternoon

Morning

Evening

The curmudgeon is speech ghost-writing and trying to fund his daughter's wedding. Stars Christopher Douglas. From December 2005.

0203The Last Laugh2006010420061109
20070423 BT=2230 (BBC7)
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The embittered writer contacts the bank when his finances tip into the abyss.

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. Welcome to the world of Ed Reardon - author, pipe smoker, consummate fare dodger and master of the abusive email.

3/6. The Last Laugh

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Savage....Andy Hamilton

The Constable....Martin Hyder

Lee/Postman....Matthew Holmes

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

The bus driver....Geoffrey McGivern

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Andy Pond....Dan Tetsall

Afternoon

Morning

Evening

The embittered writer takes action when he sees his bank statement. Stars Chris Douglas and Stephanie Cole. From April 2007.

The embittered writer takes action when he sees his bank statement. From April 2007.

Ed Reardon - author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive email. By Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. Episode 3 of 6.

52-year-old, divorced, embittered writer Ed Reardon relays his week. Ed contacts the bank when his finances tip into the abyss. Episode 3 of 6.

The embittered writer contacts the bank when his finances tip into the abyss. Starring Chris Douglas and Stephanie Cole. Episode 3 of 6.

0204Our Man From Berkhamsted2006011120061116
20070430 (BBC7)
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The embittered writer rants about a literary festival and he's got a dental dilemma.

This week Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail, has dental trouble.

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. Welcome to the world of Ed Reardon - author, pipe smoker, consummate fare dodger and master of the abusive email.

4/6. Our Man from Berkhamsted

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Elaine....Sally Grace

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Receptionist....Alice Lowe

Pearl....Rita May

Australian dentist....Geoffrey McGivern

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Ticket collector....Dan Tetsall

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Afternoon

Morning

Evening

0204Our Man In Berkhamsted20080929 BT=2230 (BBC7)
20080930 BT=0330 (BBC7)
20110607 (BBC7)

The embittered writer rants about a literary festival and he's got a dental dilemma. Stars Chris Douglas. From January 2006.

The embittered writer rants about a literary festival and he's got a dental dilemma.

The embittered writer rants about a literary festival and he's got a dental dilemma. Starring Chris Douglas and Stephanie Cole. Episode 4 of 6.

0205A Hint Of Calvados2006011820061123
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After moaning to the corporation, the embittered writer gets a BBC job offer.

Stars Christopher Douglas.

From January 2006.

Having moaned to the BBC about falling standards, the embittered writer is offered a job by the Corporation.

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. Welcome to the world of Ed Reardon - author, pipe smoker, consummate fare dodger and master of the abusive email.

5/6. A Hint of Calvados

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Paul....Chris Addison

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Matt 2....Matthew Holness

Commissionaire/Swimming Pool Attendant....Martin Hyder

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Dave Wing....Geoffrey McGivern

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Trudy....Joanna Scanlan

Matt 1....Dan Tetsall

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Afternoon

Morning

Evening

After moaning to the corporation, the embittered writer gets a BBC job offer. Stars Christopher Douglas. From January 2006.

Welcome to the world of Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive email. Episode 5 of 6.

Having moaned to the BBC about falling standards, the embittered writer is offered a job by the Corporation. Stars Chris Douglas. Episode 5 of 6.

0206The Operation20060125

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. Welcome to the world of Ed Reardon - author, pipe smoker, consummate fare dodger and master of the abusive email.

6/6. The Operations

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Jake....George Dalton

Cliff....Martin Hyder

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Frank/George....Geoffrey McGivern

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Dr Shah....Nina Wadia

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Afternoon

Morning

Evening

0206 LASTThe Operation2006012520061130
20070514 BT=2230 (BBC7)
20070514 (BBC7)
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Will Ed find inspiration in his suffering, like Orwell and Burgess, or will he just complain from his hospital bed?

Will pain inspire the writer's novel - or will he just moan in his hospital bed? Stars Christopher Douglas.

From January 2006.

Will pain inspire the writer's novel or will he just moan in his hospital bed? From 2006.

Will pain inspire the writer's novel - or will he just moan in his hospital bed? Stars Christopher Douglas. From January 2006.

Will Ed find inspiration in his suffering, like Orwell and Burgess, or will he just complain from his hospital bed? Episode 6 of 6.

Will the writer find inspiration in his pain, like Orwell and Burgess - or just moan in his hospital bed? Stars Chris Douglas. Episode 6 of 6.

0301The Name-check2006121520070816
20090407 (BBC7)
20090412 (BBC7)
20090413 (BBC7)
20100511 (BBC7)
20111027 (BBC7)

A new commission gets the writer's literary juices flowing - unlike his finances.

With a new commission, the writer's literary juices are flowing - unlike his finances.

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

1/6. The Name-Check

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Harvey....Sean Lock

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Frank....David Cann

Steward....Paul Richard Biggin

Cliff....Simon Greenall

Ping....Sally Hawkins

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Lucy....Laura Solon

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

A new commission gets the writer's literary juices flowing - unlike his finances. Stars Christopher Douglas. From October 2006.

0302Dad2006122220070823
20090414 (BBC7)
20100518 (BBC7)
20111103 (BBC7)

A visit by his father brings thoughts of inheritance to the misanthropic writer's mind.

His father's visit sparks ideas of inheritance in the misanthropic writer's mind.

Stars Christopher Douglas.

From December 2006.

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

2/6. Dad

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Sidney....David Warner

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Frank....David Cann

Cliff....Simon Greenall

Ping....Sally Hawkins

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

His father's visit sparks ideas of inheritance in the misanthropic writer's mind. Stars Christopher Douglas. From December 2006.

0303Undercover2006122920070830
20090421 (BBC7)
20100525 (BBC7)
20111110 (BBC7)

The writer shaves his beard off so he can work unrecognised as a mystery shopper.

The grumpy writer shaves off his beard to work unrecognised as a mystery shopper.

Stars Christopher Douglas.

From December 2006.

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

3/6. Undercover

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Urbane shop assistant....Paul Richard Biggin

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Carol....Eve Dallas

Felix....John Fortune

Ping....Sally Hawkins

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

The grumpy writer shaves off his beard to work unrecognised as a mystery shopper. Stars Christopher Douglas. From December 2006.

0304The Dig2007010520070906
20090428 (BBC7)
20100601 (BBC7)
20111117 (BBC7)

Ed discovers rich pickings and possible romance in the world of archaeology.

The hack finds rich pickings and a hint of romance in the world of archaeology.

Stars Christopher Douglas.

From January 2007.

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. Ed Reardon is an author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive email.

4/6. The Dig

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Frank....David Cann

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Cliff....Simon Greenall

Ping....Sally Hawkins

The hack finds rich pickings and a hint of romance in the world of archaeology. Stars Christopher Douglas. From January 2007.

0305Murder Most Rewritten2007011220070913
20090505 (BBC7)
20100608 (BBC7)
20111124 (BBC7)

After sending abusive emails, Ed vents his spleen corporate script writing.

After sending abusive emails, the hack vents his spleen with some corporate script writing.

Stars Christopher Douglas.

From January 2007.

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

5/6. Murder Most Rewritten

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Melanie....Morwenna Banks

Frank....David Cann

Olive/Fifi....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Cliff....Simon Greenall

Marion....Sally Grace

Ping....Sally Hawkins

Colin....Matthew Holness

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Inspector Oxford....Adam Shipway

Atalanta....Laura Solon

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

After sending abusive emails, the hack vents his spleen with some corporate script writing. Stars Christopher Douglas. From January 2007.

030620070119

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

6/6. The Libel Action

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Frank....David Cann

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Cliff/PC Hyder....Simon Greenall

Ping....Sally Hawkins

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Emily....Alice Lowe

Pearl....Rita May

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

0306 LASTThe Libel Action2007011920070920
20090512 (BBC7)
20100615 (BBC7)
20111201 (BBC7)

Ed uses his skills to update obituaries and produce a savage profile of an old friend.

As the writer updates obituaries, he produces a savage profile of an old friend.

Stars Christopher Douglas.

From January 2007.

As the writer updates obituaries, he produces a savage profile of an old friend. Stars Christopher Douglas. From January 2007.

0401January 312007111620080325
20130505 (BBC7)

With reports of his death greatly exaggerated, Ed struggles with the dreaded tax return and surprises the literary world by being alive.

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.

1/6. January 31

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

1st asst....Rachel Atkins

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Newsagent....Simon Greenall

Ping....Sally Hawkins

Postman....Martin Hyder

Jaz Milvane....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Glazier/Policeman....Geoffrey McGivern

Elvis....Tom Price

Tracey....Nicola Sanderson

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

With his tax return looming, the curmudgeonly author surprises his agent. Stars Christopher Douglas. From November 2007.

With his tax return looming, the curmudgeonly author surprises his agent.

0402Ruth And Reconciliation2007112320080401
20130512 (BBC7)

Romance may be in the air for Ed when he offends the daughter of a fellow writer, but will it survive his taking part in a Creative Partnership at the school where she teaches?

When Ed upsets a Holocaust survivor, who would have thought it might lead to love?

When Ed upsets a Holocaust survivor, who would have thought it might lead to love? With Morwenna Banks. From November 2007.

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

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.

2/6. Ruth and Reconciliation

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Ruth....Morwenna Banks

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Copper....Simon Greenall

Ping....Sally Hawkins

Head teacher....Matt Green

Jaz Milvane....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Bookseller....Phil Nice

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

0403The Wrong Fleece2007113020080408
20130519 (BBC7)

Ed has come up with the kind of idea a writer has perhaps once in a lifetime.

Unfortunately, he can't remember where he has put it.

The grumpy writer has a surefire idea for high profit, but it's gone astray.

Ed has had the kind of idea a writer gets perhaps once in a lifetime. Unfortunately, he can't remember where he put it. Stars Christopher Douglas. From November 2007.

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

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.

3/6. The Wrong Fleece

Ed has come up with the kind of idea a writer has perhaps once in a lifetime. Unfortunately, he can't remember where he has put it.

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Ray....Simon Greenall

Ping....Sally Hawkins

Postman....Martin Hyder

Jaz Milvane....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Frank....Geoffrey McGivern

0404The Old Boys Network2007120720080415
20130526 (BBC7)

Ed's fortunes take an upward turn as he is commissioned to write a book about the history of an old and very wealthy schoolfriend's house in France.

The curmudgeonly writer unearths wartime intrigue in an idyllic French location.

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

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.

4/6. The Old Boys Network

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Olive/Chantelle....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Old Salopian....Simon Greenall

Ping....Sally Hawkins

Hilary....Rachel Atkins

Pearl....Rita May

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

0405Role Reversal2007121420080422
20130602 (BBC7)

After a visit to the doctor Ed is feeling battered by criticism and low in spirits.

However, a chance to reverse his fortunes manifests itself in the form of Dave Wang.

When Ed ends up interviewing his cardiac consultant, he takes it very much to heart.

When Ed ends up interviewing his cardiac consultant, he takes it very much to heart. With Sally Hawkins, Stephanie Cole. From December 2007.

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

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.

5/6. Role Reversal

After a visit to the doctor Ed is feeling battered by criticism and low in spirits. However, a chance to reverse his fortunes manifests itself in the form of Dave Wang.

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Ping....Sally Hawkins

Dave Wang....Geoffrey McGivern

Matt....John-Luke Roberts

Mr Travers....Kim Wall

Pepsi....Katie Wix

Pearl....Rita May

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

0406 LASTTrimarans That Pass In The Night2007122120080429
20130609 (BBC7)

Love is in the air for Ed, but it's far from plain sailing.

The curmudgeonly writer finds himself embroiled in a public love intrigue.

The curmudgeonly writer finds himself embroiled in a public love intrigue. Stars Christopher Douglas. From December 2007.

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

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.

6/6. Trimarans That Pass in the Night

Ed Reardon....Chris Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Ping....Sally Hawkins

Frank....Geoffrey McGivern

Mary....Sally Grace

Ray....Simon Greenall

Kate....Melanie Hudson as Kate

Jaz Milvane....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

0501The Last Miaow2008100620090108
20130728 (BBC7)
20150802 (BBC7)
20150803 (BBC7)

Ed has rekindled his relationship with fellow author Mary Potter and they are in a record breaking second month of partnership 'bliss'.

Elgar, however, is none too pleased.

The surly writer's best pal vanishes just as Mary makes plans. With Christopher Douglas.

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

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.

Ed has rekindled his relationship with fellow author Mary Potter and they are in a record breaking second month of partnership 'bliss'. Elgar, however, is none too pleased

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Mary Potter....Sally Grace

Ray....Simon Greenall

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Frank....Geoffrey McGivern

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

With Lewis MacLeod and Nicola Sanderson.

1/6. The Last Miaow

Ed has rekindled his relationship with fellow author Mary Potter.

0502The Cv Of Dorian Gray2008101320090115
20130804 (BBC7)
20150809 (BBC7)
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It's time for Ed to drag out the old jeans, buy a mobile phone and cut 10 years off the CV

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.

Try as the curmudgeon might to be hip, he is more a hip-replacement kind of guy.

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

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.

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

George....Simon Greenall

Copper....Martin Hyder

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Market Researcher....Nicola Sanderson

Marcus....Richard Smith

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead.

Try as the curmudgeon might to be hip, he's more of hip-replacement kind of guy.

2/6. The CV of Dorian Gray

0503Anger Management2008102020090122
20130811 (BBC7)
20150816 (BBC7)
20150817 (BBC7)

After a run-in with the Head of Stakeholder Communications Engagement at a local council meeting, Ed finds himself in anger management classes.

Could he turn over a new leaf and become a gentler person?

Can our grumpy hero convince the local council that his temper is under control?

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

After a run-in with the Head of Stakeholder Communications Engagement at a local council meeting, Ed finds himself in anger management classes. Could he turn over a new leaf and become a gentler person?

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Sue Fishpool....Rachel Atkins

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Pearl....Rita May

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Steve Williams....Tom Price

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead.

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.

3/6. Anger Management

0504Educating Peter2008102720090129
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Jaz yearns to return to the thrilling intimacy of small space work so suggests that Ed revive one of his old stage shows.

So Educating Peter finds itself on stage and Ed finds he has a success on his hands.

The loveable curmudgeon's early play is revived. Is the big time calling him at last?

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

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.

Jaz yearns to return to the thrilling intimacy of small space work so suggests that Ed revive one of his old stage shows. So Educating Peter finds itself on stage and Ed finds he has a success on his hands.

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Actress....Rachel Atkins

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Ray....Simon Greenall

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Frank....Geoffrey McGivern

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Young Actor....Tom Price

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead.

4/6. Educating Peter

Jaz yearns to return to the thrilling intimacy of small space work so suggests that Ed revive one of his old stage shows. So it is that Educating Peter finds itself on stage and Ed finds he has a success on his hands.

0505The Great Escape2008110320090205
20130825 (BBC7)
20150830 (BBC7)
20150831 (BBC7)

Ed finds himself in gainful employment writing for a local lifestyle magazine when everyone at the agency goes on holiday.

There may even be a romantic holiday on the horizon for him.

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

Ed finds himself in gainful employment writing for a local lifestyle magazine when everyone at the agency goes on holiday. There may even be a romantic holiday on the horizon for him.

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Carol....Rebecca Front

Aussie....Lewis MacLeod

Pearl....Rita May

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Check-in woman....Nicola Sanderson

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead.

The attractive new editor of a local magazine stirs the curmudgeon's loins.

5/6. The Great Escape

0506Granddad2008111020150906 (BBC7)
20150907 (BBC7)

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

Ed 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.

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

House Husband....Nicholas Boulton

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Eli....Lisa Coleman

Felix....John Fortune

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

TV Man....Dan Tetsell

Tim....Kim Wall

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead.

A mishap when babysitting his grandson causes concern with the grump's family.

0506 LASTGranddad2008111020090212
20130901 (BBC7)
20150906 (BBC7)
20150907 (BBC7)

Ed 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.

A mishap when babysitting his grandson causes concern with the grump's family.

Comedy series by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

Ed 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.

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

House Husband....Nicholas Boulton

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Eli....Lisa Coleman

Felix....John Fortune

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

TV Man....Dan Tetsell

Tim....Kim Wall

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead.

5/6. Granddad

Dan Tetsell....TV Man

Kim Wall....Tim

0601The Charterhouse Redemption2010011120100728
20140316 (BBC7)
20151206 (BBC7)
20151207 (BBC7)

Ed is now a happily-retired author. Not only that but he's well fed, warm and happily ensconced in Berkhamsted's premier accommodation of choice for the financially distressed.

Ed is ensconced in Berkhamsted's premier accommodation for the financially distressed.

Ed is now a happily-retired author.

Not only that but he's well fed, warm and happily ensconced in Berkhamsted's premier accommodation of choice for the financially distressed.

Not only that but he's well fed, warm and happily ensconced in Berkhampstead's premier accommodation of choice for the financially distressed.

Ed is happily ensconced in Berkhamsted's premier accommodation for the financially distressed. With Christopher Douglas, Stephanie Cole. From January 2010.

4 Extra Debut. Ed is happily ensconced in Berkhamsted's premier accommodation for the financially distressed. With Christopher Douglas, Stephanie Cole. From January 2010.

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Ed has a new member in his writing class, and unlike Stan, Olive and Pearl, Clive is actually impressed by Ed's writing portfolio.

A new member of the writing class is, unlike the others, impressed by Ed's writing.

Thus it is that Ed finds he has a protégé who not only wants to emulate his life, but more fortuitously will help him to write a rather dull speech on water shortages in Africa for the agency's charity auction.

Ed applies for help from a hardship fund, and acquires an enthusiastic new student. With Philip Jackson. From January 2010.

Ed applies for help from a hardship fund, and acquires an enthusiastic new student.

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Ed has had a brilliant idea for a book, so when an opportunity arises to go on a cruise with Jaz and the band, Ed takes up the offer in order to find creative reinvigoration at sea.

Ed has had a brilliant idea for a book and, surprisingly, Ping agrees.

Ed, surprisingly, has had a brilliant idea for a book and, even more surprisingly, Ping agrees.

So when an opportunity arises to go on a cruise with Jaz and the band, Ed takes up the offer in order to find creative reinvigoration at sea.

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Ray....Simon Greenall

Geoff Mcgivern....Cliff

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Ping....Barunka O'shaughnessy

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

With Kim Wall and Lewis McCleod.

Episode 3: The Cruise

Ed, surprisingly, has had a brilliant idea for a book and, even more surprisingly, Ping agrees. So it is that when

an opportunity arises to go on a cruise with Jaz and the band, Ed takes up the offer in order to find creative reinvigoration at sea.

With Christopher Douglas as Ed Reardon and

Stephanie Cole as Olive

Simon Greenall as Ray

Geoff McGivern as Cliff

Philip Jackson as Jaz

Rita May as Pearl

Barunka O'Shaughnessey as Ping

And Geoffrey Whitehead as Stan

Written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds

Producer: Dawn Ellis.

Surprisingly, Ed has had a brilliant idea for a book and, more surprisingly, Ping agrees.

ED REARDON'S WEEK

Ed, surprisingly, has had a brilliant idea for a book and, even more surprisingly, Ping agrees. So it is that when an opportunity arises to go on a cruise with Jaz and the band, Ed takes up the offer in order to find creative reinvigoration at sea.

With Christopher Douglas as Ed Reardon

and Stephanie Cole as Olive

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Comedy by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. Despite his scepticism, Ed finds himself a surprise hit when he takes part in a new Radio 4 'topical quiz with a tasty twist'.

Ed finds himself a surprise hit when he takes part in a new Radio 4 quiz.

Despite his assumption that somewhere in the vaults of the National Health Service can be found statistics for injuries sustained in the kitchen as a result of the dash to turn the wireless off at 6.30, Ed finds himself a surprise hit when he takes part in a new Radio 4 'topical quiz with a tasty twist'.

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Felix....John Fortune

Pearl....Rita May

Ping....Barunka O'shaughnessy

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

With Dan Tetsell, Katy Wix, Tom Price and Rhys Rusbatch.

Ed finds himself a surprise hit on a brand new Radio 4 'topical quiz with a tasty twist'.

Ed finds himself a surprise hit when he takes part in a new Radio 4 'topical quiz with a tasty twist'. With Christopher Douglas and Stephanie Cole. From February 2010.

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Episode 5 : A Bottle of Ulterio Motivo

Ed finds himself in the money when he sells most of his possessions to a themed wine bar owned by the lovely Violet Carson.

With Christopher Douglas as Ed Reardon and

Stephanie Cole as Olive

Simon Greenall as Ray

Geoff McGivern as Cliff

Philip Jackson as Jaz

Rita May as Pearl

Barunka O'Shaughnessey as Ping

And Geoffrey Whitehead as Stan

With Dan Tetsell and Emma Fryer.

Written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds

Producer: Dawn Ellis.

Ed finds himself in the money when he sells most of his possessions to a themed wine bar.

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Ray....Simon Greenall

Cliff....Geoff Mcgivern

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Ping....Barunka O'shaughnessy

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

With Dan Tetsell and Andrew Nickolds

Ed is in the money when he sells some of his old stuff to Violet Carson's new wine bar.

ED REARDON'S WEEK

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While Ed is busily teaching grammar to some clumsy, apostrophe-ridden phishers, Elgar finds fame when he becomes an internet hit with his blog.

Elgar finds fame when he becomes an internet hit with his blog.

Could Elgar be a more successful writer than Ed? Quite probably.

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Ray....Simon Greenall

Cliff....Geoff Mcgivern

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Ping....Barunka O'shaughnessy

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

With Dan Tetsell and Andrew Nickolds

Ed's cat Elgar finds fame when his blog becomes an internet hit.

Episode 6 : Elgar Writes

Whilst Ed is busily teaching grammar to some clumsy, apostrophe-ridden phishers. Elgar finds fame when he

becomes an internet hit with his blog. Could Elgar be a more successful writer than Ed? Quite probably.

Ping - Barunka O'Shaughnessey

Paul Sharma - Nicola Sanderson

Writers - Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds

Producer - Dawn Ellis.

Whilst Ed is busily teaching grammar to some clumsy, apostrophe-ridden phishers. Elgar finds fame when he becomes an internet hit with his blog. Could Elgar be a more successful writer than Ed? Quite probably.

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Radio 4's favourite curmudgeonly author leads us through the ups and downs of his week.

Radio 4's most curmudgeonly author is back for a new series, complete with his trusty companion Elgar, his pipe and his never ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Ed Reardon - Christopher Douglas

Jaz Milvain - Philip Jackson

Cliff - Geoff McGivern

Ray - Simon Greenall

Ping - Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Felix - John Fortune

Ben Herbert - Tom Price

Pearl - Rita May

Olive - Stephanie Cole

Stan - Geoffrey Whitehead

Functionary - Henry Devas

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis

Inevitably Ed finds himself once more battling through the week encountering the numerous 12-year olds who run the media; teaching the lively bunch of pensioners who can teach him a thing or two about money making schemes, frugal living and having a good time thank you very much, and regular run-ins with the rather successful Jaz Milvane, director of Ed's only ever book-to-screen adaptation.

As we renew our acquaintance with Ed austerity has hit hard.

Jaz is eating at austerity themed restaurants, Ping is drawing in stocking seams with magic marker and Ed is picking blackberries from the canal towpath for his breakfast.

However, things may be looking up as episode 1 sees Ed working with the most disturbingly fresh and mesmerizingly compelling voice of his generation, Ben Herbert.

Ben has a three book deal and no time to write them all, so Ed has been drafted in to help him write one of the books - 'How to Survive With Like No Cash'.

Surely a match made in heaven.

Jaz is eating at austerity themed restaurants, Ping is drawing in socking seams with magic marker and Ed is picking blackberries from the canal towpath for his breakfast.

Episode 1:

"In The Current Climate"

Inevitably he finds himself once more battling through the week encountering the numerous 12-year olds who run the media; teaching the lively bunch of pensioners who can teach him a thing or two about money making schemes, frugal living and having a good time thank you very much, and regular run-ins with the rather successful Jaz Milvane, director of Ed's only ever book-to-screen adaptation.

As we renew our acquaintance with Ed austerity has hit hard. Jaz is eating at austerity themed restaurants, Ping is drawing in socking seams with magic marker and Ed is picking blackberries from the canal towpath for his breakfast. However, things may be looking up as episode 1 sees Ed working with the most disturbingly fresh and mesmerizingly compelling voice of his generation, Ben Herbert. Ben has a three book deal and no time to write them all, so Ed has been drafted in to help him write one of the books - 'How to Survive With Like No Cash'. Surely a match made in heaven.

Cast list ep 1

As we renew our acquaintance with Ed austerity has hit hard. Jaz is eating at austerity themed restaurants, Ping is drawing in stocking seams with magic marker and Ed is picking blackberries from the canal towpath for his breakfast. However, things may be looking up as episode 1 sees Ed working with the most disturbingly fresh and mesmerizingly compelling voice of his generation, Ben Herbert. Ben has a three book deal and no time to write them all, so Ed has been drafted in to help him write one of the books - 'How to Survive With Like No Cash'. Surely a match made in heaven.

Ed works with the disturbingly compelling writer Ben Herbert for a book on austerity.

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Radio 4's most curmudgeonly author is back for a new series, complete with his trusty companion Elgar, his pipe and his never ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Felix....John Fortune

Jaz Milvane....Philip Jackson

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Heidi....Matilda Ziegler

Window Cleaner....Dan Tetsell

Pearl....Rita May

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Houseowner....Paul Merton

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis

Ed finds himself working on a corporate video with the high powered team of director and old sparring partner Jaz Milvane, and Oscar-winning producer Heidi Fisher. He's also house-sitting for a well-heeled neighbour and enjoying all the benefits this civic duty brings, such as the use of comfortable furniture in agreeable surroundings, electrical appliances that work, and access to decent stationary and a well-stocked fridge. Perhaps Ed is about to enjoy his week and be well paid for a change.

Radio 4's favourite curmudgeonly author leads us through the ups and downs of his week.

Ed finds himself working on a corporate video with the high powered team of director and old sparring partner Jaz Milvane, and Oscar-winning producer Heidi Fisher.

He's also house-sitting for a well-heeled neighbour and enjoying all the benefits this civic duty brings, such as the use of comfortable furniture in agreeable surroundings, electrical appliances that work, and access to decent stationary and a well-stocked fridge.

Perhaps Ed is about to enjoy his week and be well paid for a change.

Ed has landed on his feet with a decent pad, a coffee maker and gainful employment.

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Episode 3

"Become a Successful Writer"

Radio 4's most curmudgeonly author is back for a new series, complete with his trusty companion Elgar, his pipe and his never ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

This week sees Ed enrolled on a writing course which endeavours to teach him how to 'write successfully'. He naturally feels he's already mastered this art, as testified to in the 1976 issue of Films and Filming, and the fact that he teaches his own course at the local leisure centre. However, much persuasion by Ping and the mention of free food and drink for three days finally sways Ed into attendance. In the event, Ed does learn a thing or two about setting up his very own 'Script Doctor' service at £25 a consultation.

Cast list ep 2

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Mort Rich....Henry Goodman

Dave Wang....Geoff McGivern

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Municipal woman....Nicola Sanderson

Sorting Officer....Martin Hyder

Pearl....Rita May

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis

Radio 4's favourite curmudgeonly author leads us through the ups and downs of his week.

This week sees Ed enrolled on a writing course which endeavours to teach him how to 'write successfully'.

He naturally feels he's already mastered this art, as testified to in the 1976 issue of Films and Filming, and the fact that he teaches his own course at the local leisure centre.

However, much persuasion by Ping and the mention of free food and drink for three days finally sways Ed into attendance.

In the event, Ed does learn a thing or two about setting up his very own 'Script Doctor' service at £25 a consultation.

The script doctor will see you now. After a writer's course, Ed turns expert.

"Become a Successful Writer"

This week sees Ed enrolled on a writing course which endeavours to teach him how to 'write successfully'. He naturally feels he's already mastered this art, as testified to in the 1976 issue of Films and Filming, and the fact that he teaches his own course at the local leisure centre. However, much persuasion by Ping and the mention of free food and drink for three days finally sways Ed into attendance. In the event, Ed does learn a thing or two about setting up his very own 'Script Doctor' service at £25 a consultation.

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"Parsnip Junction"

Radio 4's most curmudgeonly author is back for a new series, complete with his trusty companion Elgar, his pipe and his never ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Py....Katy Wix

Charles....Geoffrey Palmer

Pearl....Rita May

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis

Ed finds himself in the middle of some sibling rivalry when Ping's sister, Py, undertakes some work experience at the agency. Ed finds the 'can-do' attitude of Py rather refreshing after Ping's normal 'might be a problem' response, particularly when she finds him some paid work with one Charles Cobbold, reinventing the much loved children's classic 'Parsnip Junction'. If Ed can withstand Charles' Communist tendencies and his penchant for porn he may be on to a winner.

Ed finds himself reinventing the much-loved children's classic Parsnip Junction.

Ed finds himself in the middle of some sibling rivalry when Ping's sister, Py, undertakes some work experience at the agency.

Ed finds the 'can-do' attitude of Py rather refreshing after Ping's normal 'might be a problem' response, particularly when she finds him some paid work with one Charles Cobbold, reinventing the much loved children's classic 'Parsnip Junction'.

If Ed can withstand Charles' Communist tendencies and his penchant for porn he may be on to a winner.

Ed gets caught up in sibling rivalry when Ping's sister Py undertakes some work experience

"Parsnip Junction"

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Episode 5:

"Writer In Residence"

Radio 4's most curmudgeonly author is back for a new series, complete with his trusty companion Elgar, his pipe and his never ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Fed up with everything on the radio originating from Cambridge, Ed decides to immerse himself in popular culture and retunes away from Radio Four. The new outlook on the world that Radios 1, 2 and 5 bring to Ed proves fortuitous when his daughter, Eli, manages to secure him an interview at her husband's university. So it is that Ed finds himself 'Writer in residence' with all the benefits that this affords, including discussing the merits of the worst Lady Gaga wardrobe malfunction of the year.

Cast list:

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Professor Judith....Rachel Atkins

Announcer....Lewis Macleod

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Felix....John Fortune

Eli....Lisa Coleman

Bill....Darren Boyd

Pearl....Rita May

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Radio 4's favourite curmudgeonly author leads us through the ups and downs of his week.

Fed up with everything on the radio originating from Cambridge, Ed decides to immerse himself in popular culture and retunes away from Radio Four.

The new outlook on the world that Radios 1, 2 and 5 bring to Ed proves fortuitous when his daughter, Eli, manages to secure him an interview at her husband's university.

So it is that Ed finds himself 'Writer in residence' with all the benefits that this affords, including discussing the merits of the worst Lady Gaga wardrobe malfunction of the year.

Fed up with everything on the radio originating from Cambridge, Ed decides to immerse himself in popular culture and retunes away from Radio Four.

"Writer In Residence"

After immersing himself in popular culture, Ed gets a new job at a 'uni-collegy' thing.

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Episode 6:

"Summer of '76"

Radio 4's most curmudgeonly author is back, complete with his trusty companion Elgar, his pipe and his never ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Ed has embraced the online age and subscribed to Facebook but finds he has opened up a Pandora's box of so-called friends that he's never actually met. That is until one Fiona Templeton pops up and he's reminded of the events of 1976 when he was a hot new writer and she a hot young model. Should an old acquaintance be renewed or should Ed leave well enough alone?

Cast list:

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Recycling Man....Paul Sharma

Pearl....Rita May

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Fiona....Jenny Agutter

Jaz Milvane....Philip Jackson

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Cliff....Geoff McGivern

Ray....Simon Greenall

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Ed finds himself befriended online by an old flame.

Ed has embraced the online age and subscribed to Facebook but finds he has opened up a Pandora's box of so-called friends that he's never actually met.

That is until one Fiona Templeton pops up and he's reminded of the events of 1976 when he was a hot new writer and she a hot young model.

Should an old acquaintance be renewed or should Ed leave well enough alone?

Ed has embraced the online age and subscribed to Facebook but finds he has opened up a Pandora's box of so-called friends that he's never actually met.

Ed is befriended online by old flame Fiona, but should they get reacquainted?

"Summer of '76"

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Radio 4's most curmudgeonly author is back for a new series, complete with his trusty companion Elgar and his never ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Inevitably he finds himself once more battling through the week encountering the numerous 12-year olds who run the media, teaching the lively bunch of pensioners who can "teach him a thing or two about money making schemes, frugal living and having a good time thank you very much", and regular run-ins with the rather successful Jaz Milvane, director of Ed's only ever book-to-screen adaptation.

As we renew our acquaintance with Ed we find him in a somewhat lighter mood, enjoying normal weekend-ish type things, like having a bath, and whistling. He's also visiting the DIY store - because he can. His renewed acquaintance with 1960's hot young model, Fiona Templeton, could have much to do with this new outlook, particularly as they have a shared love of the free sachets to be found in the Sunday newspapers. As long as they don't mix up the shampoo sachet with the brown sauce sachet they should be fine.

Cast list Ep.1

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Fiona....Jenny Agutter

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Jaz Milvain....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Post Office Clerk....Nicola Sanderson

Kourier (stet)....Dan Tetsell

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Ed is enjoying weekend-ish things, like having a bath, and whistling.

Inevitably he finds himself once more battling through the week encountering the numerous 12-year olds who run the media, teaching the lively bunch of pensioners who can "teach him a thing or two about money making schemes, frugal living and having a good time thank you very much", and regular run-ins with the rather successful Jaz Milvane, director of Ed's only ever book-to-screen adaptation.

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Ed reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and his never-ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

This week, following one of his numerous, pithy, letters of complaint to the BBC, Ed finds himself doing some research for his son, Jake, the only family member left representing the name of Reardon working in the media. The unexpected consequence of this is that Ed finds himself working in harmony with the 12 year- olds both on screen and in the coffee stations and tea points of power, to produce a piece of genuinely water-cooler factutainment.

Cast list Ep. 2

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Radio DJ....Simon Greenall

Policeman....Martin Hyder

Pearl....Rita May

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Jake....Sam Pamphillon

Pool Manager....Nicola Sanderson

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Ed finds himself working with his son, Jake, on a piece of 'genuine' factutainment.

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Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and his never-ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Jaz Milvain asks Ed to curate a moving tribute to him and his work in film for the 'surprise' party that he's organising for his 60th birthday. Whilst Ed relishes the idea of a comedy 'roast' Jaz is looking for something more akin to a light sauté.

So it is that Ed tracks down Jaz's first masterwork, 'It's a Nude Nude Nude Nude World' to form the cornerstone of the tribute, not knowing that Fiona did a few day's work on it.

Cast list for episode 3:

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Fiona....Jenny Agutter

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Posh Woman....Sally Grace

Frank....Simon Greenall

Cliff....Geoff McGivern

Waiter....Martin Hyder

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Ping....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Ed is commissioned to write a tribute for Jaz's 60th birthday celebrations.

Jaz Milvain asks Ed to curate a moving tribute to him and his work in film for the 'surprise' party that he's organising for his 60th birthday. Whilst Ed relishes the idea of a comedy 'roast' Jaz is looking for something more akin to a light sauté.

Jaz Milvain asks Ed to curate a moving tribute for his 'surprise' 60th birthday bash.

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Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and his never-ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Ed decides to 'Make a Difference' to impress Fiona and as a consequence finds himself becoming 'a voice for the people' when he joins a group trying to change the railways. As a consequence he finds himself on local radio representing the group and 'channelling grumpy', and astonishingly finds that people agree with his views and find his conversation 'totes legde'. Thus it is that 'Captain Grumblebum' is created.

Cast list episode 4:

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Fiona....Jenny Agutter

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Frank....Simon Greenall

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Cliff/Jonathan....Geoff McGivern

Ping/Lisa....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

12 year old official....Sam Pamphilon

Mandy Kramer....Nicola Sanderson

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Ed finds himself an unlikely star of local radio.

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Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and his never-ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Ed joins the modern gaming fraternity when he meets Graham Pearson - the man who gave the world 'Rosicrucian Armageddon' - and is hired to add some authentic 'oldenspeak' to its sequel - 'Rosicrucian Armageddon 2'. Whilst he tries to get to grips with NPC's, orbs and the Quest for the Grail his daughter unexpectedly arrives complete with son, Smile, Japanese tea infuser, dream catcher and native American chants to purge Ed's flat.

Cast list episode 5

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Eli....Lisa Coleman

Newsreader....Corrie Corfield

Graham....Tom Goodman Hill

Pearl....Rita May

Ping/Lisa....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Delivery man/waiter....Dan Tetsell

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Ed lends some authentic 'oldenspeak' to the modern gaming fraternity.

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Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and his never-ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Ed joins the modern gaming fraternity when he meets Graham Pearson - the man who gave the world 'Rosicrucian Armageddon' - and is hired to add some authentic 'oldenspeak' to its sequel - 'Rosicrucian Armageddon 2'. Whilst he tries to get to grips with NPC's, orbs and the Quest for the Grail his daughter unexpectedly arrives complete with son, Smile, Japanese tea infuser, dream catcher and native American chants to purge Ed's flat.

Cast list episode 5

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Eli....Lisa Coleman

Newsreader....Corrie Corfield

Graham....Tom Goodman Hill

Pearl....Rita May

Ping/Lisa....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Delivery man/waiter....Dan Tetsell

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Ed lends some authentic 'oldenspeak' to the modern gaming fraternity.

(05/06)

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Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and his never-ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

With the Olympics looming Stan spies a golden opportunity - renting out Ed's flat for the duration of the games at the princely sum of £3,000 a week. So Ed has to pack up his newspaper collection, sift through his takeaway trays and leave the place he's called home for the last years. But where will he go?

Episode 06 of 06

Stan decides to cash in on the Olympics, leaving Ed to look for a new home.

Cast list episode 6

Ed Reardon....Christopher Douglas

Fiona....Jenny Agutter

Janie....Rachel Atkins

Olive....Stephanie Cole

Cliff....Geoff McGivern

Frank....Simon Greenall

Jaz....Philip Jackson

Pearl....Rita May

Ping/Lisa....Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Stan....Geoffrey Whitehead

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

(06/06)

With the Olympics looming Stan spies a golden opportunity - renting out Ed's flat for the duration of the games at the princely sum of £3,000 a week. So Ed has to pack up his newspaper collection, sift through his takeaway trays and leave the place he's called home for the last years. But where will he go?

Stan decides to cash in on the Olympics, leaving Ed to look for a new home.

Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and his never-ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

With the Olympics looming Stan spies a golden opportunity - renting out Ed's flat for the duration of the games at the princely sum of £3,000 a week. So Ed has to pack up his newspaper collection, sift through his takeaway trays and leave the place he's called home for the last years. But where will he go?

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Episode 1: "The Personal Statement"

He's back. Despite many thwarted attempts at literary success and a lifetime of scrimping and scraping to keep mind, soul and cat together, the curmudgeon's curmudgeon can never be kept down for long and returns to Radio 4 for a new series.

Ed Reardon once more finds himself grabbing at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, throws his way, with his only source of regular income coming from teaching the increasingly savvy and adventurous pensioners their module in short story writing. Jaz Milvane continues to be his nemesis, somehow making money out of mad schemes whilst Ed makes nothing and his love life remains, like his payment of utility bills, erratic to say the least.

As we renew our acquaintance with Ed we find him grovelling to his former girlfriend Fiona, claiming to be a 'changed man'. But as she quite rightly points out, he's still wearing the same socks and sandals. As Ed tries to get back into her good books, he finds himself retiring from the writing trade and applying for real jobs. So it is, he writes a personal statement and attends his first interview for a salaried position since, well, ever.... -

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Ed starts applying for real jobs to try to get back into ex-girlfriend Fiona's good books.

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Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and the curmudgeonly attitude to life that he's mastered over years of failure.

This week, the council is taking a holistic approach to cost-cutting and decides that Ed's writing class needs to get paid for some of their work. When it transpires that the class feels that they are wasting their time and thinking of joining the 'Bonkers About Baking' class Ed decides to set them the task of writing 'Hedgerow Jottings' and 'Tales from the Towpath' in an attempt to earn money and become real writers. Meanwhile, when the new intern at the agency turns out to be more than he seems, Ed finds himself maintaining his non-tax paying status by becoming the oldest intern in town and sharing an office with Ping.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Ed finds himself the oldest intern in town and sharing an office with Ping.

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Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and his never-ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

When Ed's flat burns down his old nemesis, Jaz Milvain, rides to the rescue. As a "National Treasure" lots of people want to work with Jaz (or so he says) and he's got some serious investors who want him to make a movie - an action-adventure with a quirky sci-fi twist. Ed is not keen until Alex offers him a rather nice hotel to work from. So it is that Ed starts writing 'Doctor Bond', or is it 'Harry Hobbit'. -

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Ed finds himself writing a script for Jaz Milvain's latest film.

Ed finds himself writing a film script, an action adventure with a quirky sci-fi twist.

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

Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and his never-ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

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!

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

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Ed appears to have stepped on the gravy train at last as he takes up a professorship at Much Wenlock Court - a prestigious writing retreat. He hopes this will lead him to, at the very least, a contentious Saturday Essay on the Today Programme. However, this retreat has been set up by one Jaz Milvain so could Ed's change in fortune be too good to be true?

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Ed takes up a professorship at a prestigious writing retreat.

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Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and his never-ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Ed discovers that he can put his extensive general knowledge to good use when he finally finds his niche and becomes a contestant on the Radio 4 seminal quiz 'What Do You Know'. Not only is his general knowledge excellent, but he's also being paid a fee to the grand sum of £43. Is his luck turning at last?

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Ed finally becomes a contestant on the Radio 4 seminal quiz What Do You Know?

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Ed Reardon returns to Radio 4 in a new series and whatever happens you can guarantee he'll be scrimping, scraping and ranting in order to keep mind, soul and cat together.

When we last met Ed he was happily involved with BBC Radio producer Laura and her BBC expenses. As we meet again, the pair seem to be enjoying a state of not uncomfortable, slightly drunken, bliss and the relationship has enabled Ed to reconnect with life in London whilst keeping a toehold, and a cat, in Berkhamsted. But good things never last for Ed and the course of the series sees him and Elgar having to take advantage of the numerous empty premises in need of temporary caretakers and live-in guardians, or guardian angels as Ed likes to think of them as Stan throws him out on the street.

Things have also changed for Ping who is suffering the biggest disaster to hit the office since they stopped making pens shaped like bananas - she has a new boss in the form of Suzan -pronounced 'Suzanne'. Ed, of course, wastes no time trying to get on the right side of Suzan in the hope of some work whilst Jaz Milvane continues to be his nemesis, plaguing his every move.

The regular cast are joined this series by guests including Raquel Cassidy, Pam Ferris, Celia Imrie and Jeremy Paxman

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Ed Reardon's Week is a BBC Radio Comedy production.

When we last met Ed he was happily involved with BBC Radio producer Laura and her BBC expenses. As we meet again, the pair seem to be enjoying a state of not uncomfortable, slightly drunken, bliss and the relationship has enabled Ed to reconnect with life in London whilst keeping a toehold, and a cat, in Berkhamstead. But good things never last for Ed and the course of the series sees him and Elgar having to take advantage of the numerous empty premises in need of temporary caretakers and live-in guardians, or guardian angels as Ed likes to think of them as Stan throws him out on the street.

Ed Reardon returns to lead us through his week, as he keeps mind, soul and cat together.

Ed Reardon returns to Radio 4 in a new series and whatever happens you can guarantee he'll be scrimping, scraping and ranting in order to keep mind, soul and cat together.

When we last met Ed he was happily involved with BBC Radio producer Laura and her BBC expenses. As we meet again, the pair seem to be enjoying a state of not uncomfortable, slightly drunken, bliss and the relationship has enabled Ed to reconnect with life in London whilst keeping a toehold, and a cat, in Berkhamsted. But good things never last for Ed and the course of the series sees him and Elgar having to take advantage of the numerous empty premises in need of temporary caretakers and live-in guardians, or guardian angels as Ed likes to think of them as Stan throws him out on the street.

Things have also changed for Ping who is suffering the biggest disaster to hit the office since they stopped making pens shaped like bananas - she has a new boss in the form of Suzan -pronounced 'Suzanne'. Ed, of course, wastes no time trying to get on the right side of Suzan in the hope of some work whilst Jaz Milvane continues to be his nemesis, plaguing his every move.

The regular cast are joined this series by guests including Raquel Cassidy, Pam Ferris, Celia Imrie and Jeremy Paxman

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Ed Reardon's Week is a BBC Radio Comedy production.

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Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and the curmudgeonly attitude to life that he's mastered over years of failure.

Ed finally finds himself homeless. However, all is not lost as an unexpected bonus of the recent financial apocalypse is that there are many premises in need of temporary caretakers. So it is that Ed finds himself residing in a furniture warehouse in Berkhamsted, complete with 'dream kitchen' fake fruit and a massage chair. He also somehow finds himself an author with a two book cookbook deal and a three figure advance.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Ed Reardon's Week is a BBC Radio Comedy production.

Ed finally finds himself homeless, but with a two-book deal!

Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and the curmudgeonly attitude to life that he's mastered over years of failure.

Ed finally finds himself homeless. However, all is not lost as an unexpected bonus of the recent financial apocalypse is that there are many premises in need of temporary caretakers. So it is that Ed finds himself residing in a furniture warehouse in Berkhamsted, complete with 'dream kitchen' fake fruit and a massage chair. He also somehow finds himself an author with a two book cookbook deal and a three figure advance.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Ed Reardon's Week is a BBC Radio Comedy production.

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In his continuing quest for somewhere to live, Ed finds himself living in an empty phoneshop, the occupation of which the council hopes will encourage the stakeholders to engage with their creativity. Far from enticing people in to attend 'slam poetry events' Ed has other things on his mind when he and his ex-wife Janet decide to attend the funeral of an old friend - together. Their children are not happy at this prospect, and neither is Elgar when he's left at a cattery called 'Southpaws'.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Ed Reardon's Week is a BBC Radio Comedy production.

Ed plans to attend a funeral with his ex-wife, making his children and cat very unhappy.

In his continuing quest for somewhere to live, Ed finds himself living in an empty phoneshop, the occupation of which the council hopes will encourage the stakeholders to engage with their creativity. Far from enticing people in to attend 'slam poetry events' Ed has other things on his mind when he and his ex-wife Janet decide to attend the funeral of an old friend - together. Their children are not happy at this prospect, and neither is Elgar when he's left at a cattery called 'Southpaws'.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Ed Reardon's Week is a BBC Radio Comedy production.

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Week four of Ed Reardon's 'No Fixed Abode' status finds him tramping along the canal trying to find someone to take him, and Elgar, in. When he fortunes upon the somewhat colourful Joan he hits the jackpot in more ways than one as not only does he gain a rather comfortable cabin bed, but as the pair chat about Joan's rather picaresque life over a can of cider, Ed discovers she has lived her life in the manner for a perfect Sunday night TV drama. Cue a call to his agent, Ping.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Ed Reardon's Week is a BBC Radio Comedy production.

While wandering along the canal, Ed finds the inspiration for a perfect Sunday TV drama.

Week four of Ed Reardon's 'No Fixed Abode' status finds him tramping along the canal trying to find someone to take him, and Elgar, in. When he fortunes upon the somewhat colourful Joan he hits the jackpot in more ways than one as not only does he gain a rather comfortable cabin bed, but as the pair chat about Joan's rather picaresque life over a can of cider, Ed discovers she has lived her life in the manner for a perfect Sunday night TV drama. Cue a call to his agent, Ping.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.
Produced by Dawn Ellis.
Ed Reardon's Week is a BBC Radio Comedy production.

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Ed's fortunes have taken a turn for the better as he's been given an advance to write a projected television series perfect for Sunday night viewing. He has comfortable lodgings, money in his pocket and a warm glow, in fact all is going very well indeed until Suzan decides that her new assistant, Jonathan, should help Ed with 'the scripty stuff'. At which suggestion someone loses their temper, and for once it isn't Ed.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Ed Reardon's Week is a BBC Radio Comedy production.

Finally all is going well for Ed, who has comfortable lodgings and money in his pocket.

Ed's fortunes have taken a turn for the better as he's been given an advance to write a projected television series perfect for Sunday night viewing. He has comfortable lodgings, money in his pocket and a warm glow, in fact all is going very well indeed until Suzan decides that her new assistant, Jonathan, should help Ed with 'the scripty stuff'. At which suggestion someone loses their temper, and for once it isn't Ed.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.
Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Ed Reardon's Week is a BBC Radio Comedy production.

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Ed is facing a milestone in his life as he's about to turn 60. As he reflects on his life he decides that things aren't half bad. He finally has a bed to lay his head on, his cat is in rude health and he is leading a busy and fulfilling literary life. However, as with all things Ed, this state of equanimity can't last and after a curious encounter with Jeremy Paxman Ed decides to make some changes.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis

Ed Reardon's Week is a BBC Radio Comedy production.

All is going well as Ed faces a birthday milestone, until he encounters Jeremy Paxman.

Ed is facing a milestone in his life as he's about to turn 60. As he reflects on his life he decides that things aren't half bad. He finally has a bed to lay his head on, his cat is in rude health and he is leading a busy and fulfilling literary life. However, as with all things Ed, this state of equanimity can't last and after a curious encounter with Jeremy Paxman Ed decides to make some changes.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas
Produced by Dawn Ellis

Ed Reardon's Week is a BBC Radio Comedy production.

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Ed Reardon is back, this time in unfamiliar territory as he's become a student at 'Uni'.

Episode 1: 'The Reboot'

Ed Reardon is back, and this time in slightly unfamiliar territory as he has entered the groves of academe and returned to full-time education at 'Uni'. He's doing a three-year course in, well he's not entirely sure, but at the end he'll get a BA with the chance of a two-year MA add-on. The fact that he'll have warm, comfortable accommodation for the foreseeable future, a student loan to pay the rent and that he'll reach 65 by the time he's finished the course and therefore passed the age of paying back the fees has nothing to do with his decision to study. No, this is all to do with making up for lost time when his studies were cut short in his youth following expulsion from school.

Of course, as with all students nowadays Ed will need to boost his loan by earning extra cash so he'll still be pestering his agent, Ping for writing opportunities and so it is as we renew our acquaintance with Ed, and trusty companion Elgar, that we find him reimagining a series of children's books and giving them a savvy post-modern twist for a "cool hundred each" whilst trying to keep up with the other students and their love of coffee shop loyalty cards, seminar satisfaction surveys and certain daytime TV programmes.

The regular cast are joined this series by guests including Sylvestra Le Touzel, Nicholas Farrell and Maya Sondhi.

Cast list ep 1

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Episode 1: 'The Reboot'

Ed Reardon is back, and this time in slightly unfamiliar territory as he has entered the groves of academe and returned to full-time education at 'Uni'. He's doing a three-year course in, well he's not entirely sure, but at the end he'll get a BA with the chance of a two-year MA add-on. The fact that he'll have warm, comfortable accommodation for the foreseeable future, a student loan to pay the rent and that he'll reach 65 by the time he's finished the course and therefore passed the age of paying back the fees has nothing to do with his decision to study. No, this is all to do with making up for lost time when his studies were cut short in his youth following expulsion from school.

Of course, as with all students nowadays Ed will need to boost his loan by earning extra cash so he'll still be pestering his agent, Ping for writing opportunities and so it is as we renew our acquaintance with Ed, and trusty companion Elgar, that we find him reimagining a series of children's books and giving them a savvy post-modern twist for a "cool hundred each" whilst trying to keep up with the other students and their love of coffee shop loyalty cards, seminar satisfaction surveys and certain daytime TV programmes.

The regular cast are joined this series by guests including Sylvestra Le Touzel, Nicholas Farrell and Maya Sondhi.

Cast list ep 1

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas
Produced by Dawn Ellis.

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Episode 2: 'All About Eve'

Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and downs of his University Week.

Ed decides that the modern student seems to have a complete absence of healthy anti-authoritarian rage and determines to put this state of affairs right by contacting the student magazine. Current editor, Eve, is surprisingly pleased to see a fellow student, especially one offering to contribute, so hires Ed, who jumps at the £15 expenses per issue. So it is that Ed sets out to give Eve a taste of the hard boiled professional Fleet Street Life whilst stirring up the students.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Comedy. The curmudgeonly author takes listeners through his week.

Ed tries to stir up some dissent when he becomes editor of the student magazine.

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Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and downs of his University Week.

Escaping a 'Wealth Protection Day' being held at the university Ed, armed with a carrier bag, cushion and sleep mask, heads up to the Oval for a relaxing day at the cricket where he meets a surprisingly interesting accountant who informs him he may be owed money by the HMRC. His agent, Ping, has no intention of helping him pursue this though as she's far too busy flirting with the chap with a 'man-bun' in the office across the road.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis.

A chance meeting leads Ed to believe he may be owed a small fortune by the HMRC.

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Ed Reardon returns with a new idea for a novel and an exciting new home.

Episode 1 : The Writer In The Van

Ed Reardon is back, and after being sent down from University for misappropriation of funds he finds himself temporarily living in a hotel trying to write the first in a new series of novels about his eponymous hero, Inspector Masterson, for which he has high hopes. These are soon dashed by Ed's agent, Ping, who informs him he must write 'grip-lit' with a girl in the title who gets drunk, goes to bed with everyone and then gets chopped up.

Ping also palms Ed and Jaz Milvain off with her new assistant, Maggie, a jam-making, sock knitting 'older' lady (who also designs draft excluders) whilst she goes "oop North" to trawl the universities for the next generation of stand-ups. Whilst Jaz is furious with being "tossed on the scrapheap" Ed decides to give Maggie a chance and is soon rewarded when she gets him a writing gig on "Your Motorhome Magazine". This turn of events not only furnishes him with a small but steady income, but also a new home with floral upholstery, carpet on the ceiling and the advantage of letting him and his companion, Elgar, celebrate the freedom of the open road

The regular cast this series are joined by guests Monica Dolan, Vicki Pepperdine, Don Gilet, Karl Theobald and Tyger Drew-Honey.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas
Produced by Dawn Ellis
BBC Studios Production.

1202Diabetes Day20171031

It is time for Ed's annual health check.

Episode 2: Diabetes Day

As the new columnist for 'Your Motorhome' magazine, Ed is enjoying a comfortable life on the open road searching out top tips for mobile homeowners. He's finding inspiration at every turn and, in particular, at car parks - namely the hospital car park where he has to attend his diabetes clinic, and subsequently the swimming pool car park to resume a swim regime when challenged about his health by the hospital. Will his tip of letting down one's tyres to get under car park height barriers prove a hit with the readers?

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas
Produced by Dawn Ellis
BBC Studios Production.

As the new columnist for 'Your Motorhome' magazine, Ed is enjoying a comfortable life on the open road searching out top tips for mobile homeowners. He's finding inspiration at every turn and, in particular, at car parks - namely the hospital car park where he has to attend his diabetes clinic, and subsequently the swimming pool car park to resume a swim regime when challenged about his health by the hospital. Will his tip of letting down one's tyres to get under car park height barriers prove a hit with the readers?

1203The Legacy20171107

Ed may be in line for an inheritance, as long as he can prove who he is.

Episode 3: The Legacy

It came as no great surprise to Ed that when his father, Sidney, died he made sure that no one got a mention in his will by not leaving one. Ed's son Jake, never one to miss an opportunity to make some money, introduces Ed to his old school friend Dozzer who it transpires is a qualified heir hunter who has discovered that the late Sidney Reardon had a property which Ed could inherit. All he needs to do is proves his identity and keep his children away from it.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas
Produced by Dawn Ellis
It was a BBC Studios Production.

It came as no great surprise to Ed that when his father, Sidney, died he made sure that no one got a mention in his will by not leaving one. Ed's son Jake, never one to miss an opportunity to make some money, introduces Ed to his old school friend Dozzer who it transpires is a qualified heir hunter who has discovered that the late Sidney Reardon had a property which Ed could inherit. All he needs to do is proves his identity and keep his children away from it.

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Ed makes a foray into local politics.

Episode 4: An Enemy of the People

Following an encounter with Jack, the refuse collector at the recycling centre, Ed is persuaded to enter the world of local politics. Jack holds Ed as a bit of a hero after reading his comments on various ballot papers when assisting with the local count at several elections and decides that Ed would make the perfect local councillor. Ed takes very little persuading when he discovers the emoluments he can expect and begins his campaign with the help of his new agent, Maggie.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas
Produced by Dawn Ellis

It was a BBC Studios Production.

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Ed discovers a whole new world of self-satisfaction surveys.

Episode 5: How Did I Do?

Whilst trying to track down his delivery of cat food Ed discovers a whole new world of employment opportunities when he meets Dominic, a 'PTP', or 'Paid to Populate' who is working on a development site. They quickly join forces to start a new delivery company and Ed is introduced to a new climate where freebies are distributed in lieu of salaries and continuing employment lies in the fate of the Customer Satisfaction survey.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas
Produced by Dawn Ellis
It was a BBC Studios Production.

Whilst trying to track down his delivery of cat food Ed discovers a whole new world of employment opportunities when he meets Dominic, a 'PTP', or 'Paid to Populate' who is working on a development site. They quickly join forces to start a new delivery company and Ed is introduced to a new climate where freebies are distributed in lieu of salaries and continuing employment lies in the fate of the Customer Satisfaction survey.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas
Produced by Dawn Ellis
It was a BBC Studios Production.

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Ed resolves to take the step of introducing Maggie to his children.

Episode 6: A Different Direction

All is going well for Ed. He has a regular income from his column in 'Your Motorhome' magazine which has the added bonus of also providing him with comfortable accommodation, and he is more than happy with his new agent, Maggie. Determined to make the best of this seismic shift in his circumstances Ed resolves to put his relationship with Maggie her on a more permanent footing by introducing her to his children.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Produced by Dawn Ellis

It was a BBC Studios Production.