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Old Harry's Game

The Complete Series 3
Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
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Summary

Andy Hamilton's hell-ariously entertaining complete third series of this most excellent Radio 4 award winning comedy.

Satan may rule the roost, but he's beset by the poor unfortunates condemned to sit out Eternity with him. Amongst them is the Professor, who is convinced that societies evolve and mature until Satan introduces him to Bill Clinton.

There's also Scumspawn, with his large expanse of nothingness between the ears, as was always expected and as for Satan himself, he is persuaded to attempt to improve his image on Earth, to remake Casablanca (with Bogart, Bergman and a mutant alien) and starts a football match in Hell which invokes God to send a couple of Archangels down to see what all the fuss is about.

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Excellent

What made the experience of listening to Old Harry's Game the most enjoyable?

This series manages to combine some seriously silly schoolboy jokes with the thought provoking nature of Dante's Inferno. but it's much more fun than you might expect, It is clever, arch, silly, but with lots of unexpected plot twists. Andy Hamilton's writing is on top form. A great audio recording, excellent quality with great sound effects... the clip clop of Satan's hooves make me laugh every time!

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favourite character is Satan: "Master of Flesh and Ruler of the Abyss". He's bubbling with sly witticisms, and has a sneaking respect for The Professor, an atheist with a good heart, who is condemned to hell by the caprice of a sulking God (who he doesn't believe in). The professor is also sharing eternal damnation with Jane Austen, Will Shakespeare, and a whole host of demons,(amongst them Gary and Scumspawn) popes, tax collectors, and many other people you would expect to find in the "Other Place".

Have you listened to any of Andy Hamilton and Jimmy Mulville ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Having bought the first two series of this comedy, I was eager for more. This doesn't disappoint.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I found it funny and thought provoking.

Any additional comments?

To quote another review from TV tropes… The show is lighter and funnier than it sounds, and usually manages to avoid being Anvilicious in its handling of weighty philosophical issues.

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It's Andy Hamilton. You just have to laugh.

It's Andy Hamilton in Hell... He's always worth a listen to. As series three comes to an end I'm already waiting to start series four.

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Andy Hamilton is one of best writers out there

Syperb instalment in the Old Harrys game series. very funny. Bring on next one, cant wait

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Classic Comedy from Andy Hamilton

Even though I have heard it before, the second time is just as funny. Brilliant.

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Very funny

Great fun. well written & performed by the entire cast. Could listen again and again.

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Loved it!

Each series just gets funnier and funnier. wish I'd found this years ago. Worth listening!

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The Old Harry's game was the best,as usual

I absolutely loved this series especially the bit when Satan and The prof when in Thomas' brain. I love All series SPOILER ALERT though in 6th series it's sad that The prof goes to heaven but Edith is the best. I haven't heard the 5th series so I don't no how the prof got into heaven.

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Just another

absolutely loved it, kept me wanting "just another" sad it's finished. Nearly died laughing. can't wait to download next series

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Excellent would recommend

Very very good. Scum spawn continues to develop. As always Andy Hamilton 's genius shines through. All the actors do their parts really well

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What a way to pay for your sins.

It's always nice to know hell is still rolling along. With all the usual gang causing mayhem and confusion, and a bit of kindness put down as mischief and corruption to save the devil's reputation.

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  • 20-06-16

laugh out load entertainment

The actors are great, really better than a lot of movies who get awards. I have listened over and over just for the one liners which bring a smile. You won't need a lot of knowledge of culture, just some broad outlines of life and death. really worth every dime

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  • SWK
  • 18-11-12

The fun Continues

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, depends on your humour but this is good old clean funny. I highly recommend getting a few seasons and if you like the first few episodes .. if you like them get all the series as with the exception of season 7 they are all excellent, season 7 good just not quite the same and a little more repetition .