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Tickets for recordings of new Old Harry's Game are now available on the BBC tickets web site. Hurry!

-Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at 13:49:51 (GMT)
If anyone could send me the mp3 of Revolting People I would be eternally grateful. As much as I love OHG I know it all word for word now!

Thanks to anyone who can help
-Friday, November 19, 2004 at 19:46:32 (GMT)
Radio 4 fan
Yeah I recommend anyone who wants Old Harry's Game or Revolting People on mp3 to leave their e-mail address here as lots of people have them and are willing to share.
-Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 20:52:34 (GMT)
Considering the beeb has issued all the Dads Army or Only Fools etc from TV, is seems a travesty that the finest ever radio show doesn't get the same treatment as a radio production. Perhaps Nigel can make it happen for us. In the meantime,congrats to Mr Hamilton for this classic and for his astute awareness that it could only work on radio;like a lot of stuff, in fact
-Tuesday, November 09, 2004 at 21:28:29 (GMT)
to john
if you link to your email address then maybe a kind fan will send them to you
-Monday, October 04, 2004 at 18:47:30 (BST)
Where can i get OHG vol 3-4 on mp3! big fan and havent heard them and want to!!!
-Saturday, September 25, 2004 at 19:50:50 (BST)

As I don't live in the U.K., I guess I will have to trust that someone will post here when it actually is transmitted, then have fun trying to hunt it down on then internet.
-Friday, September 24, 2004 at 03:47:55 (BST)
Uncle Phil
Yep, it certainly was originally scheduled for Feb. We all got very excited and then suddenly!! It wasn't anymore!!

And as far as I can make out, it's due to be transmitted early next year. I'm not even sure if it has been recorded yet...
-Friday, August 13, 2004 at 22:45:25 (BST)
I'd like to also know if there are any plans for Series 5? It was originally meant to happen back in February.. Anybody know something?
-Tuesday, August 10, 2004 at 06:07:33 (BST)
i just wanted to say that the fans on this site are the best in the world and i would like to thank them for all ther help.
let the joy of O.H.G. be known to all.

-Saturday, July 31, 2004 at 21:19:31 (BST)
Any news on series 5 yet?
-Friday, July 09, 2004 at 14:58:32 (BST)
can any one tell me how i can Old harrys game xmas episodes on mp3? i have series 1-4 but i missed the xmas ones,
allso dose any one have revoulting people on mp3.
Andy Hamilton Rocks.
-Monday, June 21, 2004 at 11:32:41 (BST)
Uncle Phil
And of course, don't forget that the most recent 'Revolting People' is available on line each week, through the BBC's 'Hear It Again' site (via the Radio 4 page).
-Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 23:30:20 (BST)
Nicholas Sanders
Hi im just wondering if anyone could tell me who or where i can get copies of the first four series + 2 xmas specials on MP3. I have tried Kazaa but it seems that everything on there is now gone.
-Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 21:37:00 (BST)
Rvolting People - the new series starts tonight (Thursday 27 May 2004) at 6.30 pm BBC Radio 4.
-Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 17:08:42 (BST)
Ian Stanley
BEN WEST Hope you still look at this website if so can you send me an email, i tried to email you today off this link and it bounced back to me, many thanks Ben, Ian
-Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 16:20:10 (BST)
Testing - the message board's been playing up...
-Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at 20:49:54 (BST)
it was only last year when i discovered 'Old Harry's Game' and it was quite by chance as i found that nothing intresting was on the tv, (as usual) so i decided to listen to radio 7 and thus discoved the underworld. I waited for a new seris to come, and i waited and waited and waited but, to my horror, I found that the bbc were not going to broadcast the new seris until next YEAR!!! Being at the ripe old age of..er..lets say I am in secondary school, this seems like FOREVER, and I was wondering when the bbc would realise that decent programs should not be droped in oder to air a program like the wonders of drying paint. I have heared it said that nothing is more boreing that watching paint dry, but listening to it...well..what can I say?
-Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 13:10:46 (BST)
I have all of Revolting People on tape - which I hope to turn into MP3 files and put on cd when I have time! If anyone wants them when I've done them I'm happy to hang onto their e-mail addresses and contact them again then.
-Sunday, April 11, 2004 at 13:03:47 (BST)
Hello we're doin a very interstin project @ the moment thnx for u have dun
x-x ???
-Thursday, April 01, 2004 at 15:13:32 (BST)
Uncle Phil
The available CD's are: Vol.1(with 3 episodes each from Series 1 & 2) and Vol.2(with 3 episodes each from series 3 & 4, which include those you already have). Three CD's in each volume. And of course the Christmas Special is also available on CD.

They are still available (or at least they were when I bought the Chrimbo Special, online from the Beeb Shop about 6 weeks ago). And I THINK Amazon UK still sell them.
-Sunday, March 21, 2004 at 11:21:38 (GMT)
Help! All we have on casette are 4 episodes (football fan,C of E Synod,WB Yeats and Derek) Is it still possible to get all the other episodes on a cd?
-Friday, March 19, 2004 at 02:07:08 (GMT)
I hate the bbc!!
-Monday, March 15, 2004 at 14:11:09 (GMT)
Christopher Moore
I emailed the BBC and they just said it would be rescheduled and told me that the schedules were changed but they didnt know why. They also said that it will be transmitted in the future, but they dont know when. ANd they suggested keeping an eye on the 'Whats On' pages.

I guess that clears it up. !!?!?!?!?!?!??!

-Friday, March 05, 2004 at 01:44:10 (GMT)
thats really annoying
-Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 23:36:28 (GMT)
A YEAR!!?! We have to wait an (almost) entire YEAR? I'm gobsmacked. I need more OHG.
-Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 18:08:25 (GMT)
Uncle Phil
All very odd, I must say.
And highly disappointing too, of course.
Oh hum, back to the CD's then...
-Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at 19:05:39 (GMT)
Strange.... In January I e-mailed the BBC ticket line regarding availability of recording tickets and was informed that it was "in the can" already.
-Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at 08:30:56 (GMT)
Mark Robinson
I got this message from the bbc

Thank you for your e-mail regarding 'Old Harry's Game'.
Due to a delay with production, the new series of this programme will not begin until 4 January 2005, at 11pm.
Thank you again for contacting the BBC.
Collette McSorley
BBC Information

-Saturday, February 14, 2004 at 15:29:49 (GMT)
Simon (who does the website)
I've e-mailed R4 asking the same questions, but haven't got a reply yet, so it looks like we'll have to wait.
Begs the question though, *why* did they pull it? Since Andy's rather good at slipping topical comments in, even whole episodes, was there a Hutton reference possibly? and is the BBC's being a bit overly cautious?
Although that said, when Jill Dando died, they simply re-recorded references to her.

Not that there's anything wrong with Mitch Ben though :-)
Simon (surfing whilst off work with tonsillitis...)
-Friday, February 13, 2004 at 11:38:54 (GMT)
Series 5 - when will it be on??
Further Uncle Phil's post, both the Radio 4 and Radio Times web sites list "Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music" in the 11pm slot for Thurs Feb 19th. The Radio Times listing has changed in the last couple of days from Old Harry's Game to this.
-Thursday, February 12, 2004 at 11:53:32 (GMT)
Uncle Phil
Well, according to Digiguide it ain't on at that time (it has has "Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music" in that timeslot).

Ok, this may be wrong and Digiguide may download an update over the next few days, but it's not certain....

Possibly transmission has been put back a few weeks? I hope not.:-{
-Saturday, February 07, 2004 at 22:13:26 (GMT)
Really looking forward to the new series. But unfortunately 11 p.m. is always to late. does anybody know if it's going to be repeated at an earlier time of a different day
-Saturday, February 07, 2004 at 19:31:38 (GMT)
I cannot wait til the 19th Feb. Bring it on. But I can't find any of the other series on Kazaa or Winmx. Can anyone help?
-Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 18:06:32 (GMT)
Anyone heard of news on recording dates at the Beeb and ticket availability?

I found out about the 2002 Xmas Special recording too late so don't want to miss out on this series.

-Monday, January 05, 2004 at 19:14:00 (GMT)

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christopher moore
in case anyone has missed it, season five starts on Thursday 19th February, at 11pm on BBC Radio 4.

Can't wait!
-Saturday, December 27, 2003 at 07:14:40 (GMT) Cheers for bringing it up - Simon)
If anybody out there is interested OHG is on radio 7 at 2pm & 9pm wedhesdays. Episode 1 series 1 started today 26-11-03
-Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at 20:39:38 (GMT)
Adam Wilcox
I suppose its a long shot, but does anyone have the Radio4 panto that was on a few years ago. It stared Tony Robinson as Aladdin- I only heard the first 3 mins, as a powercut meant I was unable to hear the rest of it. Does anyone have a copy they could send me on CD/mp3/minidisc or whatever- I would reimburse them.
-Monday, August 25, 2003 at 20:11:49 (BST)
Mark Robinson
Should make everyone aware that the CD's that are on sale are 12 epiodoes (2 seperate collectors cd's)out of the 24 from the 4 series not includung the christmas specail that will come out in november - they are not all 4 series worth of episodes
-Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 18:17:04 (BST)
Ken Riley
BBC 7 repeating Series 2 starting Thursday 21st August.
-Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 10:18:28 (BST)
Bout bleedin time!!!
-Tuesday, August 19, 2003 at 18:05:39 (BST)
I've looked on Amazon, and they have a pre-release sale for the christmas special as well!!. Out in November I believe
-Saturday, August 16, 2003 at 11:23:06 (BST)
Tristan Sargent
HEY EVERYBODY!!! BBC have just released the complete series 1 and series 2 on CD - three CDs a set, available for 16 each. Check out HMV.co.uk, I imagine you can get them through them - though I guess everybody's already got them from the internet, right?
-Saturday, August 16, 2003 at 08:28:12 (BST)
Ken Riley
New cd just bought from Amazon with 3 episodes from series 3 and 3 from series 4 on it. Included one I didn't have.
15.99 + VAT + postage.
-Monday, August 11, 2003 at 13:10:08 (BST)
E Ross
I am looking for all episodes to download as I have missed them all and I really want to get a hold of them.

-Saturday, July 12, 2003 at 14:42:41 (BST)
Mark Robinson
if people are looking for any of the episodes then i can send them an mp3 cd free of charge - or do the audio one's at the cost of covering the money for the actaul cd's
-Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 19:49:45 (BST)
Andrew F
Try posting a request on the newsgroups. Someone did a flood on alt.binaries.sounds.radio.bbc a few months back..
-Friday, June 13, 2003 at 13:01:05 (BST)
I am unable to find MP3's anyware on the net! has any one got an idea where to find them?
-Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 00:26:08 (BST)
mark davison
i missed the xmas episodes! i know every episode word for word, and i missed the xmas episodes. Please someone put me out my missery, where can i find the MP3? I'd even settle for WMA or Real player. pls help me.
-Friday, June 06, 2003 at 20:32:32 (BST)
Can someone please help me. A friend also introduced me to this piece of brilliance. Unfortunately, since March I have been listening to the same 2 episodes. They are still funny but I am desperate to get them on my computer. I tried Kazaa but it wouldn't find any.
-Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 20:40:53 (BST)
Mark Robinson
The Old Harry's Game Mp3's can also be located on Kazaa as Well as WinMX I also have the 26 Episodes on Mp3 CD and can do Audio cd's... Depending on which type people want can they state which type they want in the e-mail
-Saturday, March 01, 2003 at 14:10:22 (GMT)
Dave S
All the episodes are available on WinMx, even the christmas special. I have already downloaded them all, but if you can't find them them let me know and i'll repost them again.
-Sunday, February 16, 2003 at 01:23:16 (GMT)
Old Harry's Game is some of the most brilliant comedy I have ever heard! Does anyone know where I can get the Xmas episodes? I live in Seattle.
-Saturday, February 08, 2003 at 14:09:12 (GMT)
Have to agree with Tristan. OHG as a TV show or a cartoon just wouldn't work. The beauty of it being on radio is that the effects are all in the mind - Scumspawn's transformations being the best example. It wouldn't be the same.
-Thursday, February 06, 2003 at 15:56:01 (GMT)
Help! I have just discovered OHG through a friends BBC cassette. I want more!! Does anyone have them on cd that could copy them for me!
-Monday, January 27, 2003 at 23:12:30 (GMT)
Beel Z Bubb
Only ever really heard odd episodes before, but thanks to the overwhelming benificence of R7 I've been recording and listening to the first series [Sky+, then optically to Minidisc BTW, - a comedy archiver's dream come true]. Well, almost all the first series.... I think R7 changed their schedule on Sun 12th Jan, and I didn't get episode 1.2 'Corruption'. If anybody could send me an mp3 or WMA of this, I'd worship at your shrine forever.
-Friday, January 17, 2003 at 16:52:12 (GMT)
I missed the Christmas episodes, as I was out of the country.
If anyone who has a copy they could e-mail me, it might earn you enough brownie points to get you into heaven....
-Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 14:49:51 (GMT)
Never heard any rumour to that effect. I once asked Phillip Pope, and there were certainly no plans at the time. Apart from anything else, it'd be a bit awkward to do visually - it would need a whacking special effects budget... unless it was a cartoon of course (like The Mr. Hell Show et al?).

Shame in a way - lots of TV viewers would love this programme, but will never get to realise it!
-Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 10:05:32 (GMT)
Brian Cluskey
I may upset a lot of traditionalists here but.... does anybody know if OHG is to be turned into a TV show?
-Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at 23:21:38 (GMT)
Martin J0lt
Just listened to the first two episodes on BBC7.
It's dead funny - hope I'll be able to catch most of them.
-Sunday, January 12, 2003 at 22:12:20 (GMT)
Richard Maude
The BBC 7 website is now listing Old Harry's Game on the schedule from Thursday 9 Jan at 14:00, repeated at 21:00
-Wednesday, January 08, 2003 at 19:17:29 (GMT)
Mark Robinson
i have all the episodes of Old Harry's Game including the Xmas special simply contact me if anyone wants a cd of them
-Saturday, January 04, 2003 at 15:01:13 (GMT)
Old Harry's Game Christmas Special.

No MP3, but it's available to listen on the BBC Radio 4 website (real audio). Listen soon, since they'll probably pull it shortly.
-Friday, January 03, 2003 at 18:27:04 (GMT)
Simon Paintr
Does anyone have MP3's of the Old Harry's Game Christmas special at all? I've heard all the other episodes expect that one
-Friday, January 03, 2003 at 00:02:37 (GMT)

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-Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at 22:08:36 (GMT)
Barry Piggott
All the people wanting to catch up on their missing episodes - the BBC have stated that Old Harry's Game will be one of the series that is going to be broadcast on their new (and excelllent) digital radio station BBC7.
There is so much stuff to record, I don't know how I'm going to manage to catch it all.
-Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 23:12:54 (GMT)
Mark Robinson
actually myth of Pandora's box stated that when it was opened it let all the evil that is in the world today but was closed just in time to keep hope inside
-Friday, December 20, 2002 at 22:57:03 (GMT)
Hi I recently refound my old (and knackered) recordings of said program (and can't stop listening to em...I could probably dictate the entire script of each show). All I got however is a bit of Series 2 and series 4. So is anyone prepared to send me mp3s of the whole of OHG to date (I'm gonna by the BBC tape though). Please please email me. If someone was prepared to go on IRC and send them to me or something. I need more :-D
-Friday, December 20, 2002 at 20:40:09 (GMT)
Ah. You're right about Pandora, btw. As it's 31/12-1/1, that means I will easily be able to catch it. I must let my colleagues know.
-Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 13:50:23 (GMT)
Tristan Sargent
Oh yeah, definitely. Sensibly, Hamilton hasn't made it blatant - in fact, I'm not sure the word 'love' is ever used... and I was expecting the professor to accuse Satan of being in love (and probably then saying '...and that thought terrifies you') but Hamilton doesn't resort to the obvious. It was a more gentle and subtle affair than that - after all, love is most convincingly illustrated by actions and not declarations. Hamilton also throws in a mythical allusion by having the 'love interest' character bear the name 'Hope'. If I remember the Greek myth about the origins of sin correctly, Hope was the last thing to come out of Pandora's Box, the sole benevolent and positive component of a swarm of sins and evils. Quite appropriate really!
-Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 09:33:09 (GMT)
Cheers for that! I'll take that as encouraging - I can't say I've not been apprehensive about the idea of Satan falling in love, as it does seem a little out of character. I guess Hamilton has managed to pull it off, then?
-Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 16:43:31 (GMT)
Tristan Sargent
Yep. Part 1 goes out at 6.30 on New Year's Eve, and is repeated at 11 that night. Then, Part 2 goes out at 6.30 and then 11 on New Year's Day.

Was at the recording last night - it was rather sweet actually, and Clare Skinner is well cast. Be prepared for a slightly different show, as Thomas and the Professor take a little bit of a back seat to allow for the introduction of a new character.

Supposedly they'd thought of transmitting it on Christmas Day but thought better of it... Christ's Birthday / Devil, Hell - bad combo, they reckoned!
-Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 09:34:18 (GMT)
Does anybody know yet when the Christmas special is going to be BROADCAST?
-Friday, December 13, 2002 at 12:46:48 (GMT)
Test Entry
-Saturday, December 07, 2002 at 11:18:33 (GMT)
Jim Crews
If the Christmas show(s) do come about, and if anyone does record them I would like a copy! We have all 4 complete series and they are fantastic! Probably the best satirical shows every made.
I am more than willing to have them placed on cd's (in mp3 or .cda format) and either sent to me via streamload OR pay you back for the snail mail to the states. Thanks in advance.
-Saturday, November 02, 2002 at 23:03:39 (GMT)
Kev P
You may be pleased to know that according to the BBC Ticket unit website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/tickets/ there's a two part Christmas special of OHG recording at the Drill Hall in London on Tuesday 17 December 2002.
-Friday, November 01, 2002 at 16:53:30 (GMT)
Fantastic news, I've updated the site with this new info - Simon
Mark Robinson
I will do the 700mb mp3 CD free of charge(as i have plenty of them) and send them to u as long as there is not a huge about of people asking for them. Click on my name on Either this message or the previous posting and let me know
-Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 18:50:51 (BST)
Mark Robinson
I have "ALL" the Old Harry's Game Episodes. From the first episode in series 1 all the way through to the last episode of series 4. I have a CD-RW/R combo drive so i can do episode on CD's - Once 700MB CD if you want them in MP3 format(that means u will get all four series) or 12 CD's if u wish them to be in normail CD format - can get two epidoes a CD in regualr CD format - can also cases and inside cover for them for all four series
-Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 18:42:34 (BST)
Great site!
As for the show itself, it's got to be the best radio comedy ever made - and then some! I can't think of a better cast for this show, and the writing is superb!

Sadly, I too am lacking in a few episodes. The ones I don't have are as follows:

Series 1: Episodes 2,3,4
Series 2: Episodes 3,5,6
Series 3: Episodes 5,6
Series 4: Episode 4

Anyone who can swap or anything - give me a shout!
-Friday, October 11, 2002 at 16:51:35 (BST)
Where can I get hold of recordings of OHG? Recorded series 4 off Radio 4, but all the mp3 links are dead. Can anyone help me out?


-Friday, October 04, 2002 at 11:52:46 (BST)
helpful site for poor German students who have to write about Harry :-) no reproduction but inspiration
as far as the play itself is concerned: love it love it love it - great black humour
-Thursday, September 26, 2002 at 13:13:44 (BST)
If you wish to contact me about selling episodes of Old Harry's Game [see message below] please write to:
-Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 02:56:29 (BST)
If anyone has tapes or a CD-Rom of Old Harry's Game [all episodes] for sale, I am interested in buying them. I prefer mp3's on CD-Rom but would buy audio tapes. They would have to be shipped to the United States.
.....thank you, Stan
-Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 02:54:27 (BST)
Great Show. I was fortunate enough to have some episodes taped from the radio, which I have recently encoded into MP3. I am missing the following ones, Season1 Ep2; S2 Ep3,6 (I have half of 5) S3 Ep ,2,3; and All of Season 4. If any one has any of these in any format, let me know, so that I may add it to my collection. I will return the favor with any episodes that you may be missing too.
-Saturday, September 14, 2002 at 08:32:21 (BST)
The most amusing radio program ever produced... or may I be suspended in a barrel of badger vomit for all eternity! One of the few web sites I keep returning too. Good work.
-Saturday, August 24, 2002 at 17:27:45 (BST)
Jim Crews
This has to be the four funniest series ever produced! My wife listens to them constantly ... so much so that she can almost quote chapter and verse! Is there any word on Andy Hamilton doing a 5th season? I saw where as of last August there wasnt but I figured that maybe after a year ...
-Thursday, August 15, 2002 at 00:55:08 (BST)
Rory Johnson
Does anyone have available all the episodes, either for download or on disc? I've tried some of the links here but had no luck, I think the AudioGalaxy.com links are down now due to that sites legal problems. Many thanks in advance. Rory
-Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 17:10:25 (BST)
Ben West
Brian Phillips - I think it was "that business with Cantona" as in Eric Cantona the footballer (I supsect refering to when he kicked a taunting fan in a match).

Ian Stanley - just seen your message, don't worry, glad ypu enjoyed them.
-Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at 13:29:27 (BST)
Brian Phillips
In the first series, there is a mention of "that business with Cantineau" and that there was "...no need for it". What does this refer to?
-Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 13:21:02 (BST)
Eternal thanks to Barry Piggott for the collection!

On the subject of another series - hope that any such recording also waits for availability of James Grout, Jimmy Mulville etc. as the series wouldn't be the same without them.

Does anyone know the the origin of the music for cello and piano in which Scumspawn plays both instruments at the same time in one of the episodes (can't remember which at the moment)?
-Wednesday, April 03, 2002 at 22:46:39 (BST)
Ian Stanley
Important notice for Ben West, can you get intouch with me regarding your help with my problem getting OHG on disc, lost all your details when i moved and just want to repay your kindness, if i dont hear from you, can i just say a very big thank you, mind you my wife is bloody sick of hearing it, lol
cheers mate!
-Sunday, February 03, 2002 at 23:18:05 (GMT)

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David Craig
Thanks to Barry Piggot, you're able to download all the OHG episodes in WMA format (better compressin than MP3) from my PC. You can do this via. Audiogalaxy.com (Napster like service). I have an ADSL link so I could email also.
-Saturday, September 29, 2001 at 14:17:22 (BST)
Patrick Gray
TO Barry Piggot
I'm really interested in your CD of all four series, I have some on tape and some on mini-disc but they are not complete and most are out of order. Do you have an e-mail address so I can get in contact with you. By the way do you have any of Revolting People ?
-Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 13:35:48 (BST)
Mary Bolton
Hello everyone, i'm a sixteen year old student, and i have spent many a happy hour listening to OHG i think it is much cleverer than many of the TV comedys, although some are excellent. i only posses tapes i have recorded myself but would very much like to fill the gaps i have for one reason or another, any suggestions?
-Friday, September 21, 2001 at 12:46:14 (BST)
Chris Rose
Fifth series - no indication as yet. There's been a gap of about eighteen months to two years between each series, which was also true of Hamilton's "Drop the Dead Donkey"; I once asked Mr. Hamilton in late 1998 about the likelihood of a fourth series of OHG, and he said he needed to find the time to write it, so I'm sure that's a major consideration - time. Remember also, as a succesful writer of many years, Hamilton has other projects. Last year's untransmitted radio pilot "It's Only a Theory" doesn't seem to have taken off, but he still appears regularly on the News Quiz, "Revolting People" has had a second series, and on television we now have 'Bedtime' (10.35 tonight on BBC1); he's a busy boy!

We should also bear in mind that OHG is now seven years old and fresher projects may be more enticing to a writer of Hamilton's variety. Either way, I figure we'll have to wait a year or two to see a Series 5 if Mr. Hamilton decides to write it.

P.S. Does anybody know of a contact address for fans - it'd be nice if we could bring the site to his attention?
-Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 11:28:56 (BST)
Has there been any indication of a Fifth Series?
-Monday, August 20, 2001 at 14:21:02 (BST)
BBC's reasons for releasing the episodes they have can only be guessed at. I think the most likely explanation, though, is that like many shows, OHG didn't truly hit it's stride until the second series. Not that series 1 is noticeably inferior, rather it isn't quite the same show as in subsequent series; you have Gary instead of Scumspawn, no Nick Revell, no Felicity Montagu, and Penelope Nice playing Deborah. Even the Professor's second name is different.

So with their cassette release the BBC were probably caught between releasing the show which was by then familiar to the fans, and its first incarnation. Perhaps they felt they needed to release the first episode in order to introduce the programme to new listeners, but didn't want to alienate people who had come to know a different show in the course of series 2 and 3. Why they couldn't have just started by releasing series 2, I don't know! I mean, it's set in Hell, how much explanation does that need???

What is certain is that commercial considerations are probably at work. I doubt that with this initial release they wanted to commit to releasing further episodes without knowing what the sales would be like, justifying their 'best of...' approach.

However - if you want to see them on cassette (or CD), there's no harm in making your feelings known. BBC do sometimes respond to demand, and it's been a year or so since that first cassette came out. Moreover, OHG is by no means an unpopular show, so the possibility of further releases must have occurred to them!
-Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 15:41:12 (BST)
William Turner
As a very recent discoverer of OHG, I've been trying to find past episodes to listen to. Is there really only the Series1 tape?! Not even CDs? I can't even find MP3s, only mentions of! Help!
-Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 21:31:10 (BST)
Barry Piggott
I'm a big fan of Radio comedy in general, and have amassed a large collection of cassettes over the years. OHG is one of my favourites, and I'm lucky enough to have recorded them all at the time of transmission.
Now, using modern technology, I've even managed to record series four onto CD!
-Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 20:56:00 (BST)

Sue Farmery
Love this site.

OHG is the best radio show in years. I am glad the BBC have brought out a tape at last but why only half of series one and two? True fans wan't to own every episode. I've already written to the BBC to say this. How about a few more fans making the point. Long live OHG!
-Friday, May 18, 2001 at 23:45:42 (BST)
Rosaleen Carter
Yeah, went to the recordings of most of both series. Never quite as good as OHG, but it definitely has its moments - usually when Andy Hamilton's Sgt McGurke is 'onstage'.

Only thing - the format strikes me as being uncannily similar to Allo Allo - small businessman trying to make ends meet, having to keep in with rebels and occupying forces etc. I'm sure this wasn't intended, but the parallels are fascinating.

-Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at 13:29:12 (BST)
Andy Robson
Love the series, delighted to find a web page. If anyone has series 1,2 or 3 on tape I'd love copies. I have all of Series 4 if anybody needs them.

Anybody listen to Revolting People, also written by and starring Andy Hamilton?
-Friday, May 11, 2001 at 21:23:21 (BST)
Thomas Stewart
Yes they do, I got mine from www.whsmith.co.uk
They are only a selection of epesodes from series 1 and 2
-Wednesday, May 09, 2001 at 14:07:47 (BST)
Dave Cole
I love old harry's game so when radio 4 announced that you can buy season 1+2 on tape i wanted to buy it. Does anybody know where i can buy the tapes. I have been on whsmiths and woolworths websites but they dont seem to do any tapes
-Sunday, May 06, 2001 at 16:32:52 (BST)
Rosaleen Carter
Fab site as ever - getting better all the time, in fact.

Any chance of fitting in articles about para-Harry's Game stuff? Like, cast details - the other stuff they've done... or relevant other stuff by Andy Hamilton?
-Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 18:10:40 (BST)
I will try, when time permits... - Simon
Ian Stanley
Does anybody have copies of all the episode's that have been broadcast already? I've only heard a few from season 2 and would love to listen to every episode, the few that i heard were hillarious and would love a copy off them all. I am willing to pay for any expenses incured for tapes and postage. If you are able to help me please either email me or you can phone me on 07751 446317.
many thanks Ian .....
-Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at 01:01:20 (BST)
Simon Edwards
Cool site.
-Monday, March 19, 2001 at 00:11:28 (GMT)
Thomas Stewart
Cool site,
shame bbc don;t do cds as well?

see ya
-Monday, March 12, 2001 at 00:15:18 (GMT)
Hello! Good to see that a new series is being made of this brilliant show.
-Sunday, March 11, 2001 at 23:01:09 (GMT)
Welcome to the OHG noticeboard.
-Saturday, March 10, 2001 at 12:18:17 (GMT)