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Ed Reardon at Christmas

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 25 December 2012

It Started in August

Celebrate Christmas with Radio 4's favourite curmudgeonly author, Ed Reardon, and his faithful companion Elgar.

It's Christmas Day and where is Ed Reardon spending it? The scepticism of his writing class back in August about where Ed would be hanging his stocking, wasn't entirely misplaced, and receiving a Christmas card from one's girlfriend signed without a kiss and her surname added in brackets probably doesn't bode well. However, all is not lost as Ed's jocular round robin email to his family inviting himself to join their Christmas celebrations wasn't all in vain - there was at least one member of the family who didn't bounce it back. So, following assurances that his requirements would be minimal, his levels of merriment would be Dionysian and a small caveat about what he regards as permissible Christmas viewing Ed is encouraged to think that he won't be spending Christmas alone. Or he could be looking at a day with only Elgar, an Oxo cube and a cinnamon stick.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas
Produced by Dawn Ellis.

Credits

Ed Reardon
Christopher Douglas
Fiona
Jenny Agutter
Olive
Stephanie Cole
Jaz Milvain
Philip Jackson
Pearl
Rita May
Ping
Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Stan
Geoffrey Whitehead
Writer
Andrew Nickolds
Writer
Christopher Douglas
Producer
Dawn Ellis

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