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.
Pleased to meet you. Hope you guess his name.
Surprise. His name—one of many—is Old Harry.
Hell is busy. So many people to torture for eternity and more arriving all the time.
The two newest arrivals are a good-hearted professor who’s in Hell just because he’s an atheist (and God hates that) and the utter certain that killed him in a fit of road rage.
Satan is flummoxed because the professor finds it more plausible that he’s dreaming in a coma than that there’s an afterlife. Hilarity ensues.
My main complaint is the lack of female cast. I don’t expect everything to pass the Bechdel Test but it’s not unreasonable to want a woman in the regular cast.