Image shows from L to R: Peter Jones, Donald Hewlett, Charles Hawtrey. Copyright: BBC.

A Right Royal Rip-Off

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama about stealing the crown jewels. 1 episode in 1982. Stars Peter Jones, Lockwood West, Bernard Bresslaw, Charles Hawtrey and others.

The programme is repeated on Radio 4 Extra on Saturday at 6am.

A Right Royal Rip-Off

Sequel to Burglar's Bargains. A pair of robbers plan to steal the crown jewels

Comedy Drama
BBC Radio 4
Peter Jones, Lockwood West, Bernard Bresslaw, Charles Hawtrey, Donald Hewlett, John Warner, Ronald Herdman, Steve Hodson and others
Wally K Daly
Martin Jenkins

Inmates Charles and George have a nice little scam going on behind bars. The last thing they want is to be released from prison, so they plot an outrageously daring heist - involving the Crown Jewels.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Saturday-Night Theatre: A Right Royal Rip-Off (Other official name)
  • Wally K Daly Trilogy: A Right Royal Rip-Off
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 3rd April 1982 on BBC Radio 4 at 8:30pm
Episode length
90 minutes
Upcoming repeats
  1. Saturday at 6am on Radio 4 Extra
  2. Saturday at 4pm on Radio 4 Extra
  3. Sunday at 4am on Radio 4 Extra