History Radio / OldHarrysGame

17th Jul '16 2:08:07 AM DaibhidC
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Many of the damned souls Satan takes the Professor and Edith to meet.


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* ShoutOut: When Satan summmons Creator/AgathaChristie and Creator/ArthurConanDoyle to help solve Edith's murder, Dame Agatha suggests the plots of ''The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side'' and ''Murder on the Orient Express''.
8th Jul '16 12:48:09 AM Q4
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** In series 6, Edith's friend, rival historian [[spoiler:and killer]] Rosemary, complains that Edith's habit of putting her awards in a box in the attic was an ostentatious way of rubbing her nose in it. When Satan brings up the subject of her awards in series 7, Edith all but admits that Rosemary was right.

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** In series 6, Edith's friend, rival historian [[spoiler:and killer]] Rosemary, complains that Edith's habit of putting her awards in a box in the attic was [[BlaseBoast an ostentatious way of rubbing her nose in it.it]]. When Satan brings up the subject of her awards in series 7, Edith all but admits that Rosemary was right.
5th Jun '16 5:54:20 AM Q4
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** Whenever Satan wants to take on a role in the real world, such as chairman of the General Synod, or head of the BBC board of governors, the previous incumbent will "mysteriously" meet with an unusual accident, often involving misplaced wild animals.
4th Jun '16 4:23:29 AM Q4
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* TheAgeless: Everyone in Hell remains the same age they were when they died, forever. Satan mentions in passing that the upshot of this is that many of the damned are aged, senile and don't really understand where they are.


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* NotGrowingUpSucks: This is why Satan spends much of series 7 trying to return baby Patrick to the living world instead of to Heaven. As there is [[TheAgeless no aging]] in Heaven or Hell, it is the only way to stop Patrcik from remaining a baby forever.
4th Jun '16 4:08:04 AM Q4
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* ChildrenAreInnocent: And therefore cannot be sent to Hell. Much of series 7 revolves around this point.


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* PurityPersonified: Hope in the first Christmas special.
4th Jun '16 4:01:40 AM Q4
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Satan's list of the types of sinners who are continually arriving includes murderers, rapists, blackmailers, robbers, arsonists, and people who support Manchester United Football Club who aren't from Manchester.

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Satan's list of the types of sinners who are continually arriving includes murderers, rapists, blackmailers, robbers, arsonists, and people who support Manchester United Football Club who aren't from Manchester.Manchester (which is all of them).


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** The old chestnut about Manchester United supporters living everywhere except Manchester.
4th Jun '16 3:55:11 AM Q4
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** The notion of there being no concept of time in Hell, which was heavily referenced in the first couple of series, was later dropped, presumably because it didn't make sense when Satan could move freely between Hell and Earth anyway.



* VillainHasAPoint: Whenever Satan and the professor have an argument (which is what drives most episodes in the first four series), Satan's cynical view of human nature is generally borne out.

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* VillainHasAPoint: Whenever Satan and the professor have an argument (which is what drives most episodes in the first four series), Satan's cynical view of human nature is generally borne out. out, though never so completely that the professor will concede.
** In series 6, Edith's friend, rival historian [[spoiler:and killer]] Rosemary, complains that Edith's habit of putting her awards in a box in the attic was an ostentatious way of rubbing her nose in it. When Satan brings up the subject of her awards in series 7, Edith all but admits that Rosemary was right.
4th Jun '16 3:30:44 AM Q4
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* FallenAngel: Satan, of course. Some of the other demons in Hell (including Gary and Scumspawn) are also fallen angels who supported his rebellion.
** And at the end of season 7, [[spoiler:Gabriel]].
1st Jun '16 3:06:41 PM Q4
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* StoryArc: Season 2 has Satan's search for a new assistant, Season 5 concerns Satan's attempts to reduce the amount of sin in the world, and Season 6 has Edith's WhoDunnitToMe storyline.

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* StoryArc: Season 2 has Satan's search for a new assistant, Season 5 concerns Satan's attempts to reduce the amount of sin in the world, and world, Season 6 has Edith's WhoDunnitToMe storyline.storyline, and Season 7 has a story arc about a dog and a baby being sent to Hell.
31st May '16 6:43:34 AM Q4
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* PhraseCatcher: Anyone who accompanies Satan to the land of the living will invariably ask "Are you sure they can't see us?". Even The Professor keeps asking long past the point where he should be used to it.
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