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The complete series 12 of the popular BBC Radio 4 comedy, starring Christopher Douglas as Ed Reardon.
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 accommodation and 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
©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd
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"The funniest sitcom ever to grace Radio 4." ( Radio Times)
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