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Old Harry's Game

Christmas Special
Length: 56 mins
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Summary

Andy Hamilton's fiendishly funny BBC Radio 4 sitcom set in Hell returns for a two-part festive special. Satan embarks on an epic quest and encounters Queen Victoria, Harpo Marx, a highly intelligent bluebottle, Death, Davina McCall, and St Peter and his rottweilers.
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Brilliant as always

I love Andy Hamilton and all of his works but Old Harry's Game is the best thing he has ever written and this is no exception!! From puns to peculiar punishments it excels at delivering Hamilton's genius and the skill of the performers

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Brilliant

Brilliant as always the bluebottle is absolute genius. Have listened to a lot of the series and enjoyed everyone of them

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Loved all seven series. Witty, fun and laughs.

How does Andy Hamilton do it? Loved all seven series. Wit, fun and laughter throughout. PLEASE PLEASE can we have the 2010 Christmas specials and the Olympics special.

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hell ain't a bad place to be

no laughing in heaven as Ian Gillan once sang but plenty of laughs in hell hope its as much fun when i get there ☺

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  • mary
  • 07-12-18

Irreverent Comedy

I enjoy the series very much. Satan has his own take on “the fall”. He has assistants, various pits of torture, a surprising number of famous personages and one in particular who argues with him. The sounds effects are amusing; the description of his main imp is gag-worthy, but I sympathize with with the imp’s tender feelings. I just really enjoy this series. Satan’s voice is perfect. Hahaha

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  • Susan
  • 14-12-10

Not my favorite of the series

This really isn't a Christmas tale. It may have been aired around Christmas, hence the title ...
Has an interesting storyline but not one of the better ones.