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Old Harry's Game: The Complete Series 1 & 2 | [Andy Hamilton]

Old Harry's Game: The Complete Series 1 & 2

It's not easy being Satan - thrown out of heaven by a vengeful, white-haired God merely for daring to voice the concerns of middle management and condemned for all eternity to listen to Edith Piaf and Elvis Presley. Still, there are new arrivals to welcome - the Professor, an atheist whose unerring optimism is a nasty blow, and Thomas, chairman of a privatised water company (so vile that Judas Iscariot starts calling him the Guv'nor).
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The first two BBC Radio 4 series of the fiendishly funny comedy that's set in hell.

It's not easy being Satan - thrown out of heaven by a vengeful, white-haired God merely for daring to voice the concerns of middle management and condemned for all eternity to listen to Edith Piaf and Elvis Presley.

Still, there are new arrivals to welcome - the Professor, an atheist whose unerring optimism is a nasty blow, and Thomas, chairman of a privatised water company (so vile that Judas Iscariot starts calling him the Guv'nor).

Satan has to deal with a rebellion of his own from head demon Gary: he wants staff feedback sessions, more flexible rostering, and wider access to nuns and virgins.

And with human depravity on the increase hell's getting ever more crowded: time for a new assistant. Will Scumspawn get the job?

A fiery furnace of brilliant one-liners and biting satire, Old Harry's Game is the insider's guide to Hell. (Bet you didn't know God's real name was Nigel.)

©2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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    "From Gary to Scumspawn in two easy seasons"

    Andy Hamilton is God, No, correct that, he's Satan.

    Americans will miss the topical references to British pop culture, but no one will miss the digs at evangelists, CEOs, scientists and humanity in general. Andy Hamilton has created a hell where Jane Austen heckles the Prince of the Underworld, where Elvis vies with Edith Piaf for annoying soundtracks and where Shakespeare reveals that the real writer of all "his" plays is a candy vendor named Trevor. One advisory: listen to two or three at a time otherwise you risk a muscle tear from laughing too hard.

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    "I Gem I Missed First Time Around"

    I heard parts of this when it was first broadcast and downloaded it because I thought I might enjoy it. I listen to it in the car and nearly had a road accident I was laughing so much. The sheer genious of Andy Hamilton and the cast just keep on delivering through the series.

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