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5.0 out of 5 stars Old Harry's Game, The complete Series 3 and 4. As funny as, well... Hell!, 23 Oct. 2009
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Finally the BBC have seen fit to release these series properly after years of making do with the pointless 'Old Harry's Game Volume 2', which contained only six of the twelve episodes presented here.

If you're reading this you probably don't need any introduction to Old Harry's Game. You know all about Andy Hamilton's excellent portrayal of the Devil, cynical and twisted with a voice like Anthony Newly. You know about Scumspawn, his most revolting and fawning demon, played by Robert Duncan. You're familiar with the most damned of damned souls, Thomas Crimp, and the Professor, who would be in heaven if only he believed in him with a capital H. You know this is a wickedly funny comedy, which follows Satan as he tries to win philosophical arguments with the Prof, whilst inventing cruel and unusual torments for those unlucky enough to find themselves in his realm.

For some reason, the BBC issued these two series years ago with half the episodes missing. This has finally been corrected, and all 12 are presented here. I really can't see why the cut episodes were removed, they are of an equally high quality as the ones which were issued, and indeed, in some cases are even funnier (especially 'a reasonably fantastic journey', where a miniature Satan and Professor take a stroll through Scumspawn's brain). It is great to have all the episodes at last, those of you with the old Volume 2 release, I would heartily recommend replacing it with this.

There are 6 discs in total, with 2 episodes per disc, collected into two three disc boxes, which in turn are held in a thin cardboard cover that serves very little purpose. There are minimal liner notes listing broadcast dates of the series and a track listing so you can skip to your favourite episodes.

Highly recommended to all fans of 'Drop the dead donkey', 'Chelmsford 123' and existing fans of 'Old Harry's Game' wondering if they should update their old Volume 2.
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