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

The Bigger They Are

  • Radio comedy drama
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 1985
  • 1 episode

The last of Wally K Daly's crime caper comedies. This time, there's a plot to defraud the Bank of England. Also features Peter Jones, Donald Hewlett, Charles Hawtrey, Lockwood West, John Bull and more.

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
1985
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Stars
Peter Jones, Donald Hewlett, Charles Hawtrey, Lockwood West, John Bull, John Hollis, David Timson, John Rye and more
Writer
Wally K Daly
Producer
Martin Jenkins
Companies

A Mafia plot to defraud the Bank of England is foiled by the amazing escapades of two city gents, a group of prisoners and a prison governor. Anything might happen - and does!

Additional details

Also known as
  • Wally K Daly trilogy: The Bigger They Are
  • Saturday-Night Theatre: The Bigger They Are
Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 3rd August 1985 at 8:30pm on BBC Radio 4
Episode length
90 minutes
All previous repeats
  • Sunday 12th July 2020 at 4:00am on Radio 4 Extra
  • Saturday 11th July 2020 at 4:00pm on Radio 4 Extra
  • Saturday 11th July 2020 at 6:00am on Radio 4 Extra

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