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The Reboot

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Comedy. The curmudgeonly author takes listeners through his week. The Reboot. Ed Reardon is in unfamiliar territory as he has returned to full-time education at 'Uni'.

Episode 1: 'The Reboot'

Ed Reardon is back, and this time in slightly unfamiliar territory as he has entered the groves of academe and returned to full-time education at 'Uni'. He's doing a three-year course in, well he's not entirely sure, but at the end he'll get a BA with the chance of a two-year MA add-on. The fact that he'll have warm, comfortable accommodation for the foreseeable future, a student loan to pay the rent and that he'll reach 65 by the time he's finished the course and therefore passed the age of paying back the fees has nothing to do with his decision to study. No, this is all to do with making up for lost time when his studies were cut short in his youth following expulsion from school.

Of course, as with all students nowadays Ed will need to boost his loan by earning extra cash so he'll still be pestering his agent, Ping for writing opportunities and so it is as we renew our acquaintance with Ed, and trusty companion Elgar, that we find him reimagining a series of children's books and giving them a savvy post-modern twist for a "cool hundred each" whilst trying to keep up with the other students and their love of coffee shop loyalty cards, seminar satisfaction surveys and certain daytime TV programmes.

The regular cast are joined this series by guests including Sylvestra Le Touzel, Nicholas Farrell and Maya Sondhi.

Cast list ep 1

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

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 27 Jul 2018 11:30

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Role Contributor
Writer Christopher Douglas
Writer Andrew Nickolds
Ed Reardon Christopher Douglas
Olive Stephanie Cole
Pearl Brigit Forsyth
Max Divian Ladwa
Antonia Sylvestra Le Touzel
Jaz Milvain Philip Jackson
Ping Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Stan Geoffrey Whitehead
Producer Dawn Ellis