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All four series of the hilarious historical sitcom set just before and during the American Revolution Baltimore, 1770, and shopkeeper Samuel Oliphant has much to worry about. Storm clouds are gathering, business is bad, and to make matters worse, he’s been forced to play host to two British soldiers. Hapless officer Captain Brimshaw is decent enough, but his fellow redcoat – the one-eyed, one-eared, one-armed and one-legged Sergeant McGurk – is a shameless rascal obsessed with money and sex. Adding to Samuel’s troubles are his family – his wife Elizabeth has become a lesbian, his son Joshua is a dimwitted giant, his eldest daughter Cora is in love with the pro-British Ezekiel Spriggs and her sister Mary is an ardent revolutionary… In these four series, Mary tries to starts a mutiny at her sister’s wedding; Cora falls pregnant – but the marriage isn’t consummated; McGurk turns spy and Ezekiel discovers the truth about his ginger baby (and sets out to find the ginger father). With war fast approaching, Samuel turns his shop into a bar called Sam’s Place and helps an old flame called Ingrid, Cora discovers a gift for penning pornography, and Mary discovers there’s no place like home. And as the revolution hits Baltimore, Ezekiel is kidnapped by rebel militia, Captain Brimshaw attempts to broker peace with George Washington and Samuel and company flee to London. Can they persuade King George III to end the war? Written by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses, who also star as Sergeant McGurk and Samuel Oliphant, this riotously funny comedy boasts a stellar cast including Sophie Thompson, Jan Ravens, Felicity Montagu, James Fleet, Hugh Dennis and Rebecca Front. Written by and starring Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses Produced and directed by Paul Mayhew-Archer First broadcast BBC Radio 4: 18 January-22 February 2000, (Series 1), 24 April-29 May 2001 (Series 2), 27 May-1 July 2004 (Series 3), 2 May-6 June 2006 (Series 4)Show more
Neil Pearson stars in Andy Hamilton's BBC Radio 4 comedy series about a sports agent with a conscience One of the main movers and shakers at TS Sports Stars agency, Trevor Heslop is honest, decent and sensitive. Unfortunately, he works in a world of cut-throats and corruption, with nightmare clients and a rapacious partner with the morals of a barracuda. Add to that his dysfunctional family - estranged wife Meryl and teenage son Toby - and it's a miracle he manages to stay afloat in the shark tank that is his life. In these eighteen episodes, he grapples with a Buddhist (and a specially trained bear), tackles a footballer who's just issued his seventeenth public apology, ends up in court as a witness while trying hard not to lie and proposes taking on the firm's first Muslim client - but do his colleagues think this is a good idea? As he copes with the ultimate client from hell, Ralph, struggles to keep his dignity and his staff, and tries to save his reputation from being destroyed by a ruthless tennis star, can Trevor retain his decency in an increasingly indecent world? Written by Andy Hamilton, whose radio credits include the Sony Award-winning Old Harry's Game, this funny, fast-moving comedy stars Neil Pearson as Trevor, Paul Reynolds as Sammy and Michael Fenton Stevens as Ralph, with guest appearances from Kevin R. McNally, Doon Mackichan and Kayvan Novak.Show more
Andy Hamilton is a familiar and much-loved voice on Radio 4. With this collection he presents a collection of observations and reminiscences about both his personal life and his 40 years working in comedy. Andy looks at Childhood, Politics, The Human Body and Animals. Using comic observation and personal anecdotes he will explore each theme, examining how much (or how little) things have changed in the 60ish years he's been on this planet.Show more
The sitcom set in hell returns with a two-part special. Six years ago London won the right to host the biggest sporting event in the world and with typical modesty the Brits have barely mentioned it ever since. Well now the news has reached Satan in Hell, and he decides to have a little look into this sporting event. In part one he finds out how it all began by going back to ancient Greece - a time when Greece had great philosophers, big ideas and a bit of cash. Part two sees him transporting historian Edith from the chaos of Hell up to London in two thousand and twelve so she can appreciate real chaos. Written by and starring Andy Hamilton as Satan, with Annette Crosbie as Edith.Show more
It's the most wonderful time of the year, but Satan isn't in a very Christmassy mood in these two seasonal specials. In Christmas Spirit, he is busy dealing with the seasonal rush. Tired of Hell being inundated with drunken morons who died doing something completely stupid at the office party, he decides to do something radical: abolish Christmas! Ring in the New sees Satan feeling fed up with the relentless chaos and grimness of Hell. So when Edith suggests a relaxing minibreak, he heads off to the Lake District - leaving Scumspawn in charge... Written by and starring Andy Hamilton (as Satan), this bestselling series co-stars Jimmy Mulville as Thomas, Robert Duncan as Scumspawn and Annette Crosbie as Edith. 'One of the great comic creations of recent years' - Sunday Telegraph.Show more
The complete third series of Andy Hamilton's hell-ariously entertaining Radio 4 comedy. 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, Satan's personal assistan, with his large expanse of nothingness between the ears - 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 to start a football match in Hell which provokes God to send a couple of Archangels down to see what all the fuss is about.Show more
Six episodes from the hit BBC Radio comedy, written by and starring Andy Hamilton. In 'Knowledge and Ignorance', Satan punishes a feng shui expert and has a debates with the Professor over whether humans can handle knowledge or not. 'Beautiful England' finds Satan setting out to prove to the Professor that the English are the worst nation on Earth, while 'Health and Safety' sees the inhabitants of Hell joined by a Health and Safety inspector who says the lighting is inadequate. In 'Poets' Corner', Satan decides to visit Yeats in Poets' Corner and Thomas and Scumspawn try writing some poetry of their own. 'Sleep' starts with Thomas and the Professor discovering that Satan does not know what it's like to sleep, so they try to give him forty winks; and 'Beauty' introduces a legendary lovely to Hell when Helen of Troy meets the Professor and Thomas. Then God turns up for a chat...Show more
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. Animals aren’t meant to end up in Hell because they’re not evil - well, except for dolphins of course. So why is it here? After much licking, begging and slobbering - mainly from Scumspawn - Satan decides to keep the dog and ask God (Timothy West) what is going on. But God has decided to go on a gap year to find himself. And Hell receives another, even more inexplicable guest... All six episodes from the seventh series of BBC Radio 4’s Sony Award-winning comedy set in Hell. ‘One of the great comic creations of recent years’ - Sunday Telegraph. '... one of the best-written comedies around, sustained over its 12 years on the air by brilliant performances and production' - Daily Telegraph.Show more
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.Show more
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.Show more
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? At least Satan still knows how to have his fun: he's sneaked more teeth into Cherie Blair's smile. Written by and starring Andy Hamilton (as Satan), this bestselling series co-stars Annette Crosbie as Edith, Jimmy Mulville as Thomas and Robert Duncan as Scumspawn. A fiery furnace of wicked one-liners and scorching satire, Old Harry's Game is the insider's guide to Hell. 'One of the great comic creations of recent years' - Sunday Telegraph.Show more
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 which make deft political points. Hamilton and Tarses, who has written for the Muppets and the Bob Newhart Show, appear alongside Jan Ravens (Deadringers) and James Fleet in an unmissable series with appearences from Hugh Dennis and Michael Fenton Stevens (TWOS).Show more
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