Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses' script for Revolting People, about the American War of Independence, winningly mixes the "boom boom" school of jokes, literary silliness (jeopardy means "like a jeopard"), and anachronisms that make deft political points.
"Laugh out loud funny"
It's not easy being Satan. There are the long hours (that stretch into eternity), and Hell seems to have more admissions than it can cope with. One of the new arrivals is Edith, a historian, athlete, and humanitarian. And she's trouble: she refuses to believe she's dead, she knows Thomas, and she's not afraid of Satan. But will the Grand Tour, which includes the Pit of Musicians, the Lake of Fire, and the Pit of Health and Safety Inspectors, finally make her realise where she's ended up?
"Dark Abyss Jumped"
The complete Series One of Andy Hamilton's award-winning BBC Radio 4 comedy set in Hell. It's not easy being Satan. Thrown out of heaven, he is condemned for eternity to listen to Edith Piaf and Elvis Presley. Still, there are new arrivals to welcome: the Professor (James Grout), whose unerring optimism is a nasty blow and Thomas (Jimmy Mulville), one of the vilest people around. Andy Hamilton stars as Satan in the comedy that's satirical, philosophical, inventive, topical - and timeless.
"Really enjoyed the series."
Andy Hamilton's fiendishly funny BBC Radio 4 sitcom set in Hell returns for a two-part festive special. Satan embarks on an epic quest and encounters Queen Victoria, Harpo Marx, a highly intelligent bluebottle, Death, Davina McCall, and St Peter and his rottweilers.
"Not my favorite of the series"
Satan may rule the roost, but he's beset by the poor unfortunates condemned to sit out Eternity with him. Amongst them is the Professor, who is convinced that societies evolve and mature until Satan introduces him to Bill Clinton. There's also Scumspawn, with his large expanse of nothingness between the ears, as was always expected. And as for Satan himself, he is persuaded to attempt to improve his image on Earth, to remake Casablanca (with Bogart, Bergman, and a mutant alien) and starts a football match in Hell .
"laugh out load entertainment"
Andy Hamilton's complete 4th Series of this comedy winner from Radio 4. Satan's got the health inspector in and it seems that the lighting in hell isn't up to scratch but that's the least of his worries, with bad Feng-Shui, no sleep and some atrocious poetry not even Helen of Troy can perk up his day. Another hex-allent series from one of the writers of Revolting People and Trevor's World of Sport.
"The fun Continues"
Humphrey Lyttelton was a role model, influence and inspiration for several generations of musicians and comedians. Performing at this special tribute concert, organised and introduced by his son Stephen, are an all-star cast of friends and admirers from the world of music, including Elkie Brooks, Stacey Kent, Jools Holland, Charlie Watts, Acker Bilk’s band and of course the Humphrey Lyttelton Band. Joining forces with them are a host of comedians from the Clue team, including Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Barry Cryer, Tony Hawks, and more!
Six more episodes of Andy Hamilton's fiendishly funny and award-winning BBC Radio 4 comedy. James Grout, Jimmy Mulville, Robert Duncan, and Andy Hamilton star in six episodes from the third and fourth series of Old Harry's Game, the comedy series set in Hell. Satan may rule the roost, but he's beset by the poor unfortunates condemned to sit out Eternity with him. Amongst them are the Professor, who is convinced that societies evolve and mature until Satan introduces him to Bill Clinton.
The complete Series Two of Andy Hamilton's award-winning BBC Radio 4 comedy set in Hell.
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.
Jean Paul Sartre said, 'Hell is other people'. But, as Satan will tell you, Hell is actually a fiery, unendingly cruel domain where Oliver Reed can never quite catch the barman's eye and Yves St Laurent is forced to wear a donkey jacket. But Hell is about to become more hellish for Satan himself (Andy Hamilton). Not only is the historian Edith Barrington (Annette Crosbie) taking for ever to write his biography, An Angel Misunderstood, but everything is thrown into confusion when a dog turns up.
"A good ending for a good series"
Trevor and Sammy are the movers and shakers at TS Sports Stars agency. Friends for 20 years, and business partners for nine, they are chalk and cheese: Trevor is thoughtful, honest and sensitive; Sammy is a rapacious dealmaker with the morals of a hyena. In these six episodes, we follow Trevor and his partner as they deal, in their very different ways, with colleagues and clients.
The second in the series. Trevor and Sammy are the movers and shakers at agency TS Sports Stars. Yet although friends for 20 years and business partners for nine, they are chalk and cheese: Trevor (Neil Pearson) is a thoughtful, decent, and sensitive "new man"; Sammy is a foul-mouthed, unreconconstructed, aggressive dealmaker. Trevor is the worrier, Sammy the warrior.