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  • Andy Hamilton

    In Series 1 and 2 of Andy Hamilton Sort of Remembers, the much-loved Andy presents a collection of potentially misremembered anecdotes. He’s been working in comedy for over 40 years and there’s a lot of reminiscing he can do…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. In Series 1, Andy looks at Childhood, Politics, The Human Body and Animals. He remembers his favourite childhood sounds (ice cream van anyone?), the politician he calls ‘the upstairs bathroom’, how his own brain and body occasionally conspire against him and gives listeners top...read more

  • Andy Hamilton

    In this second series of Andy Hamilton’s hit comedy, it’s business as usual for Baltimore shopkeeper Samuel Oliphant and family - in other words, chaos and confusion. Samuel yearns for a quiet life, but with two difficult daughters; a huge, dimwitted son; a pompous son-in-law and a brace of British officers to deal with, there is little chance of that. These six episodes see the return of Samuel’s wife, the birth of Cora’s baby,and Samuel’s store facing competition from a new super-emporium. Meanwhile, Mary climbs into bed with Captain Brimshaw, Sergeant McGurk takes up spying, and Samuel is left a fortune - on the condition that his family can fulfil puritanical Aunt Sybil’s...read more

  • Andy Hamilton

    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...read more

  • Andy Hamilton

    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...read more

  • Andy Hamilton

    The complete first series of Andy Hamilton’s hilarious sitcom set just before the American War of Independence. ‘refreshingly different comedy’ - Observer Baltimore, 1770, and shopkeeper Samuel Oliphant is worried. There are weevils in his biscuits, the impending war looks set to impact badly on his business (‘dead people tend to shop less’) and to cap it all, a pair of British soldiers have been billeted on him. Captain Brimshaw is ineffectual but decent, while Sergeant McGurk is a corrupt multiple amputee. Together with Oliphant’s family - elder daughter Cora and her insufferably pompous fiancé Ezekiel; younger daughter Mary, a passionate revolutionary; and son Joshua, who...read more

  • Andy Hamilton

    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...read more

  • Andy Hamilton

    Poor Satan has to undergo yet more trials and tribulations in this fifth series of the Sony Award-winning comedy. What with missing the Professor, a case of Seasonal Affective Disorder, and above all, the disastrous overcrowding in Hell, he hasn’t felt this depressed since Bill Clinton survived his heart operation. Levels of human sin are at their highest ever, and people are dying at an unprecedented rate. The check-in demons are overwhelmed, and Satan has to find a solution. He decides to launch a Crusade of Moral Rearmament, and infiltrates the worlds of religion, sport, politics and the media in an attempt to persuade people to behave better. Meanwhile, a new arrival is fomenting...read more

  • Andy Hamilton

    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...read more

  • Andy Hamilton

    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...read more

  • Andy Hamilton

    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...read more

  • Andy Hamilton

    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...read more

  • Andy Hamilton

    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...read more

  • Andy Hamilton

    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...read more

  • BBC Audio

    Four of the funniest episodes from the bitingly humorous BBC Radio 4 quiz, chaired by Miles Jupp. The News Quiz returns to take a sideways look at the headlines, with the help of some up-to-the-minute comedians and commentators. Jostling for a byline in this sparkling collection are Jeremy Hardy, Andy Hamilton, Angela Barnes, Susan Calman, Andrew Maxwell, Fern Brady, Desiree Burch, Michael Deacon, Kerry Godliman, Holly Walsh, Andy Zaltzman and Helen Lewis. Among the thorny issues the teams delve into are The Presidents Club hostess controversy; Donald Trump’s planned meeting with Kim Jong-un; the Windrush documentation scandal; a faked Russian assassination; Buddhist funerals for...read more

  • Bbc Radio 4

    The complete 98th series from the long-running topical BBC Radio 4 comedy panel show, hosted by Miles Jupp. Eight more episodes featuring a panel of comedy guests who trawl through news stories big and small to provide comedy, commentary, irony and irreverence. Guests include; Hugo Rifkind, Zoe Lyons, Andy Hamilton, Lucy Porter, Susan Calman and Desiree Burch. Each week, the panellists discuss the week's top stories including Vladimir Putin's suggestion to log off from the world wide web, Theresa May's return to Brussels to discuss the backstop, and the Polar Vortex. Produced by Richard...read more