The Invisibles. Image shows from L to R: Syd Woolsey (Warren Clarke), Maurice Riley (Anthony Head). Copyright: Company Pictures.

The Invisibles

BBC One comedy drama. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2008. Stars Anthony Head, Warren Clarke, Dean Lennox Kelly, Jenny Agutter, Mina Anwar, Paul Barber, Emily Head and Darren Tighe.

Series 1, Episode 4

Maurice becomes obsessed when the one safe he failed to crack comes back into his life. Despite Syd and Hedley's warnings that the safe is cursed, Maurice is adamant he can finally beat it. Meanwhile Grace becomes suspicious of her father's behaviour.

Further details

Grace drops a bombshell on her parents when she tells them she's taking a year off university to go to New York with her boyfriend, Lee, and work as a burlesque dancer... or stripper, as her father calls it.

Maurice goes into protective father mode and endeavours to learn everything he can about the boyfriend before she goes, which involves breaking into his flat. However, he is stopped in his tracks by a spooked Grace, who whacks him round the head with a frying pan. When Grace later sees her dad with a cut head, and acting strangely under interrogation, her suspicions go into overdrive.

Meanwhile, Maurice has other issues at hand. The famous safe-maker, Gerard Wilson, has died. The one safe that Maurice failed to crack was made by Gerard. Now, with Gerard out of the picture, Maurice is adamant that the gang will find the safe and crack it. Hedley and Syd, however, are less than keen - they believe the safe is cursed. But Maurice is the boss and what he says goes, so the boys go about hunting down the safe and planning the job.

Grace, in her search for truth, confronts Syd and questions him about her father's past. Syd's nervous procrastination further fuels her suspicions. Barbara isn't much better under duress and finally Grace decides it's time to face her father head on. She steals Syd's notebook and follows them to the lock-up where the safe is being stored. There, she finds her dad, who she believed worked in a bank, about to crack a safe...

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 22nd May 2008
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Anthony Head Maurice Riley
Warren Clarke Syd Woolsey
Dean Lennox Kelly Hedley Huthwaite
Jenny Agutter Barbara Riley
Mina Anwar Helen Huthwaite
Paul Barber Young Nick
Emily Head Grace Riley
Guest cast
William Ivory Priest
Clive Mantle Vernon Huthwaite
Marc Elliott Lee Ellis
Josie Kidd Widow
Andy Linden Foreman
Sagar Arya Waiter
Writing team
Faye Dorn Script Editor
Jack Lothian Writer
Production team
Metin Hüseyin Director
Richard Burrell Producer
George Faber Executive Producer
Charles Pattinson (as Charlie Pattinson) Executive Producer
Polly Hill Executive Producer
Andrew Lowe Executive Producer
Adam Trotman Editor
Tom McCullagh Production Designer
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