Ed Reardon's Week Radio sitcom following curmudgeonly 50-something writer Ed Reardon, and his flawed attempts to escape poverty via literary success. Genre: Sitcom Broadcast: 2005 - 2008 (BBC Radio 4) Episodes: 30 (5 series) (Ser 1 Ep 1&2 missing - will attempt to locate) Starring: Christopher Douglas, Philip Jackson, John Fortune, Sally Hawkins, Barunka O'Shaughnessy, Stephanie Cole, Rita May, Geoffrey Whitehead, Simon Greenall, Daniel Tetsell, Alice Lowe Writers: Christopher Douglas, Andrew Nickolds Production: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Full Details: This sitcom follows the life of Ed Reardon, a curmudgeonly writer who has only managed to have one novel published since the 60s. Despite his distinct lack of success, Ed remains bullishly optimistic about his future. Yes, he may only have a single pair of trousers and have one of the lowest sales ranks on Amazon, but no writer knows more about stealing stationery from their agent... as a freeloader Ed Reardon is the acknowledged king of his profession! Regular characters joining Ed include Felix, the boss of Ed's publishers, Ping his '12 year-old' agent, the lively pensioners he teaches a screenwriting class to and his old friend, the irritatingly rich and successful movie director Jaz Milvane. Review: This show is easily in the shortlist of the radio sitcoms of the decade. Perfectly written, and perfectly performed, it is intelligent Radio 4 comedy at its very best.
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