OLD HARRY'S GAME - Christmas Specials 2010,
This review is from: Old Harry's Game: A Christmas Episode (BBC Audio) (Audio CD)
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Two hilarious episodes of this most irreverent show are on this one disk which must surely be among the most tasteless ever issued by the BBC. No doubt some people may be offended by the use of the bible as a source for a comedy show. For the rest of us, thisis a feast of laughter.
In the first episode, Satan (played by Andy Hamilton who also wrote the dialogue), decides to try to abolish Christmas. He begins by taking over the Today programme's Thought for the Day. It is not so much a parody as a pastiche. I was helpless with laughter.
In the second episode, Satan decides to take a mini-break in the Lake District in order to avoid the influx of stupid drunks expected in Hell on New Year's Eve. He leaves his sidekick, Scumspawn (beautifully played by Robert Duncan) in charge in his absence. While trying to get away from it all, he takes a quiet stroll in the country where he is accosted by an intrusive stranger who assures him that Jesus loves him. This disk is well worth an hour of anybody's time. The material is fresh, new and daring - a delight.