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.

2010 Specials - Christmas Spirit

Satan decides to ban Christmas.

Further details

Old Harry's Game, the sitcom set in hell, returns and, in the first of two episodes, Satan decides to ban Christmas.

Satan runs his infernal world with the assistance of his chief demon, Scumspawn. Among those he torments are Edith, a murdered historian, and Thomas, the most repellent human who ever lived.

Full of jokes and broad comedy, the show is also a philosophical study of the human condition, asking such questions as whether man is inherently good or evil.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 23rd December 2010
Time
6:30pm
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Andy Hamilton Satan
    Jimmy Mulville Thomas Crimp
    Robert Duncan Scumspawn
    Annette Crosbie Edith
    Philip Pope Ensemble Actor
    Michael Fenton Stevens Ensemble Actor
    Felicity Montagu Ensemble Actor
    Nick Revell Ensemble Actor
    Writing team
    Andy Hamilton Writer
    Production team
    Andy Hamilton Director
    Paul Mayhew-Archer Producer

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