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

Old Harry's Game

BBC Radio 4 sitcom about Satan. 46 episodes (7 series), 1995 - 2012. Stars Andy Hamilton, James Grout, Jimmy Mulville, Steven O'Donnell and others.

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

Old Harry's Game

The radio sitcom from Hell - literally. Written by and starring Andy Hamilton as the underworld-weary Satan

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

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.

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Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
Theme tune is "Resurrection" by Christopher Young, from the film Hellraiser.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 23rd November 1995 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 19th July 2012 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Tuesday 2nd April 2019 at 11:00pm on Radio 4 Extra

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