Ed Reardon’s Week: Series 12 Starts on Tuesday 24 October at 6.30pm on BBC Radio 4

Ed Reardon is back, and after being sent down from University for misappropriation of funds he finds himself temporarily living in a hotel trying to write the first in a new series of novels about his eponymous hero, Inspector Masterson, for which he has high hopes. These are soon dashed by Ed’s agent, Ping, who informs him he must write ‘grip-lit’ with a girl in the title who gets drunk, goes to bed with everyone and then gets chopped up.

Written by DHA clients, Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas, the brand new series begins on Tuesday 24 October at 6.30pm on BBC Radio 4.