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Have a Great Weekend

Ed Reardon's Week, Series 8 Episode 1 of 6

Radio 4's most curmudgeonly author is back for a new series, complete with his trusty companion Elgar and his never ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Inevitably he finds himself once more battling through the week encountering the numerous 12-year olds who run the media, teaching the lively bunch of pensioners who can "teach him a thing or two about money making schemes, frugal living and having a good time thank you very much", and regular run-ins with the rather successful Jaz Milvane, director of Ed's only ever book-to-screen adaptation.

As we renew our acquaintance with Ed we find him in a somewhat lighter mood, enjoying normal weekend-ish type things, like having a bath, and whistling. He's also visiting the DIY store - because he can. His renewed acquaintance with 1960's hot young model, Fiona Templeton, could have much to do with this new outlook, particularly as they have a shared love of the free sachets to be found in the Sunday newspapers. As long as they don't mix up the shampoo sachet with the brown sauce sachet they should be fine.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 11 Apr 2016 05:30


Role Contributor
Ed ReardonChristopher Douglas
FionaJenny Agutter
OliveStephanie Cole
Jaz MilvainPhilip Jackson
PearlRita May
PingBarunka O'Shaughnessy
Post Office ClerkNicola Sanderson
Kourier (stet)Dan Tetsell
StanGeoffrey Whitehead
WriterAndrew Nickolds
WriterChristopher Douglas
ProducerDawn Ellis