It's not easy being Satan. Thrown out of heaven, he is condemned for eternity to listen to Edith Piaf and Elvis Presley. Still, there are new arrivals to welcome: the Professor (James Grout), whose unerring optimism is a nasty blow and Thomas (Jimmy Mulville), one of the vilest people around. Andy Hamilton stars as Satan in the comedy that's satirical, philosophical, inventive, topical - and timeless.
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"A rainy day pick-you-up"
Some very funny moments and situations.
It didn't have me splitting my sides but was funny and definately worth a listen.
"A great show"
I love this show. Series one introduces the Prof, as well as Scum Spawn and Thomas Crimp and the Devil himself. Following the adventures of Satan as he tries to convince the Professor that Hell is not just an illusion caused by a coma, each episode is full of gags and topical humour.
Some of the jokes may be a little dated but 9 out 10 hit the mark even today.
An absolute joy to listen to and cant wait to get the rest of this series.
"Harrys Game series one"
Really enjoyed listening to this. Very funny and quite addictive.
"What A Game Harry's Is!"
Along with Cabin Pressure, Old Harry's game is one of the most superlative comedies to grace any format. Andy Hamilton's writing is pin sharp, satirical, and full of marvellous imagery. It is even, on occasion, incredibly touching.
Special note must be made of the performance of James Grout; his initial descent to hell, confrontation with God, and his reactions to his wife are all stand-out moments in this series. Similarly Jimmy Mulville is perfectly odious as Thomas Quentin Crisp.
This is the ideal start to this show, I guarantee that you will be unable to stop at simply one series!
"Old Harry's game radio series one"
I'am so glad I bought Harry's game .
Andy Hamilton is such clever writer you don't know were he's going next.
"OLD HARRY GAME PART1"
I enjoyed this series on the radio. It is wonderful to be able to listen to it over and over and pick up the jokes which I have missed. There is always something new each time I listen. The humour is wide ranging and hits out at many aspects of modern life.
Having heard this first on Radio 4 I was delighted to find it on Audible. Hell may not at first seem to be the the best setting for a comedy series, but Andy Hammilton revels in his role of Satan. Listen time and time again and you will find something new each time and if like me listening to it on a train, you may get strange looks when you find yourself laughing out loud. So go on don't be afraid, indulge your darker side!
Funny in places, seemed to pick up in the last episode so not sure if later series are better.
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