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

Burglar's Bargains

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama about robbing Harrods. 1 episode in 1979. Stars Peter Jones, Donald Hewlett, Lockwood West, Bernard Bresslaw and others.

Burglar's Bargains

A gang of robbers attempt a robbery at Harrods

Comedy Drama
BBC Radio 4
Peter Jones, Donald Hewlett, Lockwood West, Bernard Bresslaw, David Timson, John Pullen, Adrian Egan, Elizabeth Rider and others
Wally K Daly
Martin Jenkins

Trouble abounds when two elderly members of a Prisoners' Aid Society decide to use their unique knowledge to pull off 'the robbery of the century' by looting upmarket department store Harrods. They rapidly find themselves involved with rival gangs, the Mafia and nude shop assistants.

This is the first of Wally K Daly's trilogy of criminal gang capers produced on radio in the style of old British comedy films, along with A Right Royal Rip-Off and The Bigger They Are.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Saturday-Night Theatre: Burglar's Bargains (Other official name)
  • Wally K Daly Trilogy: Burglar's Bargains
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 15th December 1979 on BBC Radio 4 at 8:30pm
Episode length
90 minutes
Last repeat
Sunday 28th June 2020 at 4:00am on Radio 4 Extra