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  • Christopher Douglas

    The complete Series 14 of the popular BBC Radio 4 comedy - plus Christmas special 'Magnificent' Gillian Reynolds, The Telegraph Author, curmudgeon and master of the complaining letter and the abusive email, Ed Reardon is back for a fourteenth fantastic series. In these globally unprecedented times, Ed is also experiencing new and unusual circumstances. For the first time in 20 years, he's financially independent thanks to the timely arrival of his state pension, and living in a stylish, newly affordable 'capsule urban living unit' (a former office space converted into a flat). He has the luxury of three (organic) meals a day, all the premier catfood Edgar can eat, and even a new...read more

  • Christopher Douglas And Andrew Nickolds

    Series 5-8 of the curmudgeonly comedy starring Christopher Douglas Freeloading freelancer Ed Reardon is back, and still trying to survive in a world where the media seems to be run by idiots and lying charlatans. Success continues to eludes him, but at least he can eke out a living teaching creative writing, condensing modern classics and doing a spot of celebrity ghostwriting. These four series find him shouldering his share of grandfatherly responsibilities; taking up residence in Berkhamsted's premier accommodation for the financially distressed; rekindling a romance with an old flame; and curating a moving tribute for Jaz Milvane's 'surprise' 60th birthday bash. Meanwhile, Ed's...read more

  • Christopher Douglas And Andrew Nickolds

    The first four series of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 comedy Welcome to the world of Ed Reardon, writer and liver of life at the cutting edge - well, above The Cutting Edge, in a one-bedroom flat over a hairdresser's in Berkhamsted that he shares with his his trusty feline companion, Elgar. Divorced, impoverished and embittered, he spends his time penny-pinching, freeloading and ranting at the modern world and the 'moronic 12-year-olds' who run the media. Once a promising novelist (his first and last book, Who Would Fardels Bear? was turned into a Hollywood movie), he now lives off the royalties of his 1982 episode of Tenko (£17 per annum) and whatever scraps of freelance work he...read more

  • Christopher Douglas And Andrew Nickolds

    Series 9-12 of the hit comedy featuring curmudgeonly author Ed Reardon Author, pipe-smoker, fare-dodger and master of the complaining letter and abusive email, Ed Reardon returns for another four series. Despite many thwarted attempts at literary succes, he's still living a precarious existence with his trusty companion Elgar, reliant on any small morsels of work Ping can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together. He also continues to have regular run-ins with his nemesis, Jaz Milvane - who somehow manages to make money out of mad schemes, while Ed makes nothing - and his love life remains more than a little erratic. Among his endeavours in these 24 episodes, Ed attends his first...read more

  • Christopher Douglas

    Ed Reardon (Christopher Douglas) - author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive email - returns for another series. In these six episodes, Ed performs at the Berkhamsted Festival of Literature (in a jazz band), writes the links for TV's Japanese Night (with his own episode of Tenko as the centrepiece), and finds himself in hospital with his beloved laptop. Written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds, Ed Reardon's Week includes supporting roles from Stephanie Cole as Olive, John Fortune as Felix and Barunka O'Shaughnessy as Ping. Ed Reardon's Week was voted Best Radio Programme by the Broadcasting Press...read more

  • Christopher Douglas

    Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive email, attempts to survive in a world where the media seems to be run by idiots and lying charlatans. In these six episodes, Ed 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. He has a new member in his writing class, Clive, who is actually impressed by Ed's writing portfolio. But 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. In addition, Ed is a surprise hit when he takes part in a new...read more

  • Christopher Douglas

    Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive email, attempts to survive in a world where the media seems to be run by idiots and lying charlatans. In these six episodes, Ed and Mary Potter are in a record breaking second month of partnership 'bliss'. But work isn’t going so well: it's time for Ed to drag out the old jeans, buy a mobile phone and cut ten years off the CV as the new Head of New Media Development is a genuine 12-year-old. And after a run-in with the Head of Stakeholder Communications Engagement at a local council meeting, Ed finds himself in anger management classes. Plus, Jaz suggests that Ed revive one of his old stage shows,...read more