Sky to make a pact with the Devil?

Animated Old Harry's Game planned

Radio 4 sitcom Old Harry’s Game could be made into an animated sitcom for Sky 1.

A pilot episode of the show, set in a Hell riddled with bureaucracy and office politics, is set to be presented to Sky commissioners next week.

The broadcaster has co-funded the development with Northern Ireland Screen, as Belfast-based Flickerpix is creating the animation using a mix of claymation and 2D animation.

Producers are currently using existing scrips from the seven radio series but trade magazine Broadcast reports that creator Andy Hamilton is preparing to write new episodes if it is commissioned.

Hamilton – who also co-wrote Outnumbered – stars in the series as Satan. It first aired on Radio 4 in 1995.

The project was said to be inspired by a review of the radio show that concluded: ‘What a shame it’s so surreal that it will never make it to TV.’

Published: 30 Sep 2010

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