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Crabby, crusty, and curmudgeonly he may be, but Victor Meldrew, played brilliantly by Richard Wilson, voices the exasperation of the once silent majority. Accompanied by his long-suffering wife Margaret (Annette Crosbie), Victor's howlingly funny battles against what he perceives as modern-day ills have turned him into one of the great comic creations of our time. This collection gathers three of the best TV episodes from the well-known BBC 1 Series and an additional four scripts that were specially adapted for radio by One Foot in the Grave creator David Renwick and fully re-recorded by the cast. The episodes are: Alive and Buried': Made redundant at 60, Victor Meldrew has plenty of time on his hands, except now he has to contend with Age Concern workers and unreliable mechanics. 'Timeless Time': It's night-time. Victor can't sleep, which means that Margaret won't be able to either. 'In Luton Airport No-one Can Hear You Scream': Victor and Margaret return from holiday to find their home has been demolished. 'The Beast in the Cage': Victor encounters road rage when he's stuck in a bank-holiday traffic jam. 'The Man in the Long Black Coat': Following the garden gnome incident, Victor Meldrew's feud with neighbour Patrick continues apace. Added to that, Victor has also bought some radioactive manure for his allotment. The Broken Reflection': Victor is acting as a neighbourhood vigilante and is not looking forward to his accident-prone brother coming to visit from New Zealand. The Trial': Although selected for jury service, Victor hasn't yet been required in court. However, he is still on call and therefore stuck at home all day. Can he survive the boredom?Show more
This is Stephen Wyatt's adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic comic adventure. Episode 1: The wealthy Squire Allworthy steps into bed and finds an infant wrapped between his sheets. Episode 2: Tom is banished from the home in which he has spent his entire life. Episode 3: Tom follows his true love Sophia to London and receives an invitation to a masked ball.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
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
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, James Grout, Jimmy Mulville and Robert Duncan star in a seasonal, two-part special of Old Harry's Game, the BBC Radio 4 comedy series set in Hell. There's no rest for the wicked and Satan's as busy as ever, especially when a new, extremely beautiful woman called Hope arrives in Hell. When it transpires, however, that she has been sent to the underworld accidentally, even the sardonic Satan begins to melt to her charms. Soon he has embarked on an epic quest to confront Death in order to return her to the land of the living. Helping, or more often hindering, Satan are the Professor, Scumspawn and Thomas who encounter Queen Victoria, Harpo Marx, St Peter, Death (who has a surprisingly strong Welsh accent) - and talking crocodiles. Devilishly good fun to play - that's Old Harry's Game. '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
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