Then Satan has to deal with a rebellion and with human depravity on the increase, Hell's getting over-crowded. It's time for a new assistant. But will Scumspawn (Robert Duncan) get the job? Andy Hamilton stars as Satan in the comedy that's satirical, philosophical, inventive, topical - and timeless.
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"Raising hell to new heights"
Funny, clever, provocative
Scumspawn's attempts at ingratiating Satan a.k.a Old Harry
Andy Hamilton only plays Satan, the Devil, Lord of Darkness, Beezlebub, Old Harry: all titles of the ruler of hell. There are different actors playing the other main roles and the incidental roles. The main characters (apart from Andy Hamilton's Satan) are the professor; the financial whizz kid who killed the professor; and Scumspawn, the demon who wants to please Satan and be his deputy. They all have their strong points, but If forced to choose then Scumspawn comes above Satan in my estimation of humor and narrative force, although the professor and his relation to his nemesis is often central to the plots.
Dare to laugh at the Devil
Complete second series and the name and role of the assistant demon has changed so listen after the complete first series to derive maximum comprehension and enjoyment.
This is my favourite radio comedy programme ever, works on every level, as a sitcom, a comedy about big ideas, genuine pathos, and very funny slapstick/ broad humour too. Contours up fantastic images. I just love it....
Series two as good as series one though I do miss Gary a bit. Scum spawn is a delightful addition to the cast. I really do enjoy old Harrys game and am off to download series three. Would recommend to anyone
"if you don't like this......."
.....well, you clearly have a humour failure. it is a fantastically true depiction of life down under......looking forward to my arrival.....
you can listen to these again and again....true brilliance
"Old Harry rules the roost "
Andy Hamilton has written another super script for the denizens of hell. Will the devil find more ways to torment Thomas? Will Scumspawn get to be second in command? Will the professor win an argument out right? Listen and some questions may be answered!!
Witty and very funny. Thoroughly enjoyable and worth every penny. I would highly recommend this whole series to anyone with a sense of humour.
This show is excellent! Very funny and always funny! It has a satirical edge that hasn't dated even after close to twenty years!
"Hilarious from beginning to end"
The genius of Andy Hamilton. There are seven series and a Christmas special, all absolutely first class. Superbly witty, brilliantly performed, a must-have for the collection.
"The Game Continues"
Hopefully you've arrived here after listening to series one and want to know if the exquisite brilliance of this show continues. The answer is yes, of course! If, however, you are reading this but haven't listened to Series 1 'get thee behind' and start there as each season in this series is more enjoyable if listened to in order.
So Gary's gone, after his failed rebellion, and we're introduced to Scumspawn. We will meet Nero, Chuckles, and a host of other reprobates (this is Hell after all). While the Professor's backstory gets a more thorough inspection.
Each episode is thoroughly clever, and is worth repeated listening. This is still a fantastically written series that deserves every ounce of your time and attention. It is only a shame that those who dismiss audio as a valid entertainment medium will miss out on something as marvellous as this.
"Old Harry burns with laughter"
If this is hell I hope it truly does exists - if only for the opportunity to listen to our historical icons and their myths being exploded with such skilled wit. Jane Austin a rowdy! Who knew! Its impossible not to laugh out loud at this devil and the trials and tribulations of the daily grind in hell. Fear not the pit of despair - rise from it laughing with Old Harry - its a devil of a game and an audio treat that will have you hugging yourself with glee.
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