Old Harry's Game. Image shows from L to R: Satan (Andy Hamilton), Gary (Steven O'Donnell). Copyright: BBC
Old Harry's Game

Old Harry's Game

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 1995 - 2012
  • 46 episodes (7 series)

The radio sitcom from Hell - literally. Written by and starring Andy Hamilton as the underworld-weary Satan. Also features James Grout, Jimmy Mulville, Steven O'Donnell, Robert Duncan, Annette Crosbie and more.

Old Harry's Game. Image shows from L to R: Satan (Andy Hamilton), Gary (Steven O'Donnell). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1995 - 2012
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
46 (7 series)
Stars
Andy Hamilton, James Grout, Jimmy Mulville, Steven O'Donnell, Robert Duncan, Annette Crosbie, David Swift, Timothy West and more
Writer
Andy Hamilton
Director
Andy Hamilton
Producer
Paul Mayhew-Archer
Companies

Life is not easy. Spending eternity in a place filled with fire and brimstone while the bottom half of you has been turned into a goat is even worse, but that is what Satan has to put up with.

Satan is somewhat world-weary (or rather underworld-weary), and spends most of his time torturing Thomas Quentin Crimp, the evilest human in the world, ignoring his sycophantic and grotesque assistant Scumspawn, and trying to argue with the Professor, a kind human who was sent to Hell because he was an atheist.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Soundtrack
Theme tune is "Resurrection" by Christopher Young, from the film Hellraiser.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 23rd November 1995 at 11pm on BBC Radio 4
Last new broadcast
Thursday 19th July 2012 at 6:30pm on BBC Radio 4
Next repeats
  1. Series 7, Episode 4: Friday at 11pm on Radio 4 Extra
  2. Series 7, Episode 4: Saturday at 3:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
  3. Series 7, Episode 4: Sunday at 3:30am on Radio 4 Extra
  4. Series 7, Episode 5: Friday 17th December at 11pm on Radio 4 Extra
  5. 2010 Specials, Special: Friday 24th December at 11pm on Radio 4 Extra
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