Christopher Douglas

 

Christopher Douglas performs and co-writes Ed Reardon’s Week for Radio 4, now in its twelfth series and winner of the Broadcasting Press Guild’s ‘Radio Programme of the Year’ award in 2005 and 2010. Other radio credits include a two-part adaptation of George Gissing’s New Grub Street, several plays, three series of Beauty Of Britain (starring Jocelyn Jee Esien) and two series of Mastering The Universe (starring Dawn French). Christopher is the voice and co-creator of the world’s most disappointing cricketer Dave Podmore. He has also presented Pick of the Week and Comedy Club on Radio 4 Extra.

Christopher writes and directs the improbably long-running career of uber-thesp Nicholas Craig (Nigel Planer), whose autobiography I, An Actor first appeared in 1988; the 4th edition was published by Methuen in 2017. Christopher scripted two series of The Nicholas Craig Masterclass for BBC2 along with several further one-offs and five hour-long Nicholas Craig programmes for BBC4.

Other books include Spartan Cricketer (a biography of Douglas Jardine), The Word of Pod (collected columns from The Guardian), Pod Almighty! and Ed Reardon’s Week. Christopher’s stage work includes Scout’s Honour (The Standard awards Best Comedy nomination), Theatrical Digs, An Evening with Nicholas Craig and Ed Reardon: A Writer’s Burden. Christopher has also  taught comedy for the Arvon Foundation and at New York University.