Stealing the Crown Jewels with Al Murray
In 1671, an Anglo-Irish officer, the self-styled Colonel Blood attempted to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London. The thwarted crime brought him face-to-face with King Charles II. This incredible story is the subject of a riotous new stage comedy, The Crown Jewels, starring Al Murray and Mel Giedroyc.
In this episode of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb finds out more from Al Murray as well as the play’s author Simon Nye and its director Sean Foley.
This episode was produced by Rob Weinberg.
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