Andrew Nickolds

Ed Reardon's Week: Series 12
  • Ed Reardon's Week: Series 12

  • The complete Series 12 of the popular BBC Radio 4 comedy, starring Christopher Douglas as Ed Reardon

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

    Curmudgeonly author Ed Reardon is back – sent down from University and temporarily living in a hotel, where he’s trying to write a novel. With Ping away ‘oop North’, Ed has a new agent, Maggie, a jam-making, sock-knitting ‘older lady’. Can she help him to turn his fortunes around?

    In these six episodes, Ed gets a writing gig on ‘Your Motorhome Magazine’ – and moves into exciting new accomodation; attends his annual health check, where he gets inspiration for his new column and tries to prove his identity to claim an inheritance. Plus, he is persuaded to enter the world of local politics; discovers a whole new world of self-satisfaction surveys and decides to put his relationship with Maggie on a more permanent footing by introducing her to his children.

    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.

    Episode guide

    The Writer in the Van 24 October 2017
    Diabetes Day 31 October 2017
    The Legacy 7 November 2017
    An Enemy of the People 14 November 2017
    How Did I Do? 21 November 2017
    A Different Direction 28 November 2017

    Cast

    Ed Reardon……………………………Christopher Douglas
    Receptionist……………………………Nicola Sanderson
    Ping……………………………Barunka O’Shaughnessy
    Jaz Milvain……………………………Philip Jackson
    Maggie……………………………Monica Dolan
    Stan/Cliff……………………………Geoffrey Whitehead
    Pearl……………………………Brigit Forsyth
    Olive……………………………Stephanie Cole
    Policeman……………………………Dan Tetsell
    Nurse……………………………Ruth Madeley
    Nikki……………………………Vicki Pepperdine
    Eli……………………………Lisa Coleman
    Jake……………………………Sam Pamphilon
    Dozzer……………………………Don Gilet
    Jack……………………………Karl Theobald
    Dominic……………………………Tyger Drew-Honey
    Frank/Man……………………………Simon Greenall
    Himself……………………………Petroc Trelawney

    Credits

    Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas
    Produced by Dawn Ellis

    First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 24 October-28 November 2017

Christopher Douglas is the author of Jardine, the biography of England test cricketer Andrew Jardine. With Andrew Nickolds, he is the co-creator of Ed Reardon, and stars in Ed Reardon’s Week. He also teamed up with Nigel Planer to create the character of ‘Nicholas Craig’, a classical actor who starred in the BBC Four series How to be Old with Nicholas Craig and whose autobiography I, An Actor, was published by Methuen in 2001. Andrew Nickolds’ radio credits include Loose Ends, Dave Podmore’s Cricket Night and (with Christopher Douglas) ten series of Ed Reardon’s Week. He is the author of numerous books, including Arthur Daley's Back to Basics, The Word of Pod and Cabinet Pudding. He writes a column as Ed Reardon for The Oldie, and one as Dave Podmore for the website Cricinfo.