History Radio / OldHarrysGame

28th Feb '17 3:44:34 AM Outis
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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Professor's name (Richard Whittingham) is stated in the first episode and occasionally thereafter, but he is nearly always referred to simply as "the Professor".

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Professor's name (Richard Whittingham) (Richard) is stated in the first episode and occasionally thereafter, but he is nearly always referred to simply as "the Professor".
27th Feb '17 7:05:22 AM Outis
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The title is a reference to Old Harry (a nickname for the Devil) and ''Harry's Game'' (a 1980s British TV drama).
27th Feb '17 7:00:08 AM Outis
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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Professor's name (Richard Whittingham) is stated in the first episode and occasionally thereafter, but he is nearly always referred to simply as "the Professor".



** When The Prof first appeared in Season One, he was named Professor Richard Whittingham.
24th Feb '17 5:50:31 PM Outis
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** Thomas believes that anyone who uses a position of power to help others is only doing it for PR. He has claimed that UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi arranged his own assassination so Creator/DavidAttenborough would make a movie about him and that UsefulNotes/NelsonMandela's whole life work was just done in the hopes of meeting Music/TheSpiceGirls. Both times, [[EvenEvilHasStandards even Satan is a little stunned]].
** Thomas also considers "Maybe you shouldn't [kill your grandmother" to be a "strange thing" to tell someone. PlayedForLaughs.

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** Thomas believes that anyone who uses a position of power to help others is only doing it for PR. He has claimed that UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi arranged his own assassination so Creator/DavidAttenborough Creator/RichardAttenborough would make a movie about him and that UsefulNotes/NelsonMandela's whole life work was just done in the hopes of meeting Music/TheSpiceGirls. Both times, [[EvenEvilHasStandards even Satan is a little stunned]].
** Thomas also considers "Maybe you shouldn't [kill kill your grandmother" to be a "strange thing" to tell someone. PlayedForLaughs.
16th Oct '16 3:56:45 AM foxley
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* MysteryWriterDetective: Parodied when Satan summons the spirits of Creator/ArthurConanDoyle and Creator/AgathaChristie to solve Edith's murder, but they turn out to be completely useless. Dame Agatha suggests her own plots, regardless of their relevance, and Sir Arthur keeps going on about ghosts and fairies.
-->'''Agatha''': I'm sorry, but I'm doing my best here. Usually I know who the killer is before I start out.
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.
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