Ed Reardon's Week: The Complete Third Series

  • by Christopher Douglas, Andrew Nickolds
  • Narrated by Christopher Douglas, John Fortune, Stephanie Cole
  • 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Here is the award-winning BBC Radio 4 comedy starring Christopher Douglas, John Fortune, and Stephanie Cole
Ed Reardon (Christopher Douglas) - author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger, and master of the abusive email - returns for a third series. In these six episodes, Ed finds his literary juices are flowing after a new commission, and a visit by his father brings thoughts of inheritance to the misanthropic writer’s mind. As well as venting his spleen writing corporate scripts, Ed also uses his skills to update obituaries - and produces a savage profile of an old friend.
Written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds, Ed Reardon’s Week includes guest appearances by Sean Lock, Laura Solon, Mark Watson, Morwenna Banks, and David Warner.
Ed Reardon’s Week was voted Best Radio Programme by the Broadcasting Press Guild.

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Funny, but all the series should be sold as 1 book

This was funny. After the wonderful Cabin Pressure series I search the other BBC cast comedies for a similar experience. The search isn't always successful, but this series could be a candidate.

However, I wonder if the people at BBC understand how many sales they are losing because of their pricing? For 1 Audible credit we listeners can buy audio books that range from about 9 to 28 hours of good listening (depending on the author) while many of these BBC programs are sold in 2.5 hour increments for the price of 1 Audible credit or sometimes a bit less than a credit's value, such as $8 or $9 per unit sold.

So, if each season is sold separately, and the program has 5 or 10 seasons, then the listener is forced to pay $50 to $100 to listen to one BBC program. That's ridiculous.

And, this series, at this time, didn't even have Season 1 or Season 2, and instead started off at Season 3. Seasons 1 and 2 are on Amazon.

When I look through the BBC offerings, with their few hours for high prices, and see few listens (reviews/stars) on each offering, I wonder if the BBC people have any idea of how they are pricing themselves out of reach of listeners.

The work has been done, the cast and production crews have been paid. Everything is available digitally - just languishing because the price is too high.

Combine the seasons, complete the seasons too - don't leave out the beginning or end of a program. And, make the price reasonable. And watch these programs actually sell.


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- Diana

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-02-2010
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited