Meera Syal

Ed Reardon's Week: Series 13
  • Ed Reardon's Week: Series 13

    • Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

    • Christopher Douglas (Read by)

    • Meera Syal (Read by)

    • Stephanie Cole (Read by)

    • Full Cast (Read by)

    Curmudgeonly author Ed Reardon is back - 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.

    'The funniest sitcom to ever grace Radio 4' - Radio Times

    In these six episodes, Ed and Elgar return to London (from their failed jaunt living in a shepherd's hut in the country) destitute and on the lookout for a new roof over their respective heads, where he bumps into Geoff Daytona - a rich successful entrepreneur and motivational speaker Ed was at school with. Surely big bucks are in Ed’s future when Geoff commissions Ed with writing his self-help book – The Geoff Daytona Method. Ed then collides with the worlds of reality television and, most surprisingly of all modern parenting.

    Written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds, this sublimely funny sitcom stars Christopher Douglas as Ed Reardon, with Barunka O'Shaughnessy, Philip Jackson, Monica Dolan, Geoffrey Whitehead, Brigit Forsyth and Stephanie Cole with guest star Meera Syal.

    Written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds
    Produced by Simon Nicholls
    A BBC Studios Production

Meera Syal (Author, Reader) Meera Syal, CBE, is one of our most acclaimed actors and writers of stage and screen. She starred in the hit series The Kumars at No. 42 and recently in the BBC film of David Walliams' The Boy in the Dress. She is currently in David Hare's play Behind the Beautiful Forevers at the National Theatre, and in the latest series of Broadchurch. Meera is also known for her funny, sharp and provocative fiction. Her two earlier novels are Anita and Me (a national curriculum set text) and Life Isn't all Ha Ha Hee Hee. The House of Hidden Mothers is her long-awaited third novel. Anil Gupta (Author) Anil Gupta is a British writer and producer. Among his producing credits for radio and television are the series Goodness Gracious Me, The Kumars at No. 42, The Office, Citizen Khan and Bromwell High.