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.

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Series 7, Episode 1

Not only is historian Edith Barrington taking forever to write his biography, An Angel Misunderstood, but everything is thrown into confusion when a dog turns up. Animals aren't meant to end up in Hell because they're not evil, but after much licking, begging and slobbering - mainly from Scumspawn - Satan decides to keep the dog and ask God what is going on. But God has decided to go on a gap year...

Broadcast details

Thursday 19th February 2009
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 30th August 2011 11:00pm Radio 4
Thursday 25th April 2013 10:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 12th February 2015 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 12th January 2017 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 24th November 2018 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 26th February 2019 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Friday 19th November 2021 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 20th November 2021 3:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 21st November 2021 3:00am Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 9th January 2024 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

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

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