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

The Invisibles

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC One
  • 2008
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

A comedy drama series about two old-time crooks who leave Spain to move to a sleepy Devon fishing village. Stars Anthony Head, Warren Clarke, Dean Lennox Kelly, Jenny Agutter, Mina Anwar and more.

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Series 1, Episode 5

Young Nick's dad is in trouble and the boys promise to help. But, when Hedley discovers he's going to be a father he starts to question his role in the gang - with devastating consequences.

Further details

When Young Nick's dad, Old Nick, the war hero, is tricked into selling a valuable war medal, Maurice and Syd vow to get it back.

The job runs according to plan until Hedley refuses to break down a door. Instead, he tries to open a window which sets off the alarm, forcing the boys to abort their mission. When Maurice berates Hedley for his mistake, Hedley admits there's a problem. Helen is pregnant. He's going to be a dad. And he doesn't want to be in the gang any more. So, he's out.

Maurice and Syd try to talk Hedley round, but he's adamant. He loves the gang and thinks that if he remains in it he'll be a liability. He's thrilled about becoming a father, but worries that he has nothing to offer the child.

Maurice tells Syd it's a temporary wobble and they must do all they can to get him back on track. Syd says they should respect his wishes and accuses Maurice of harbouring some guilt about the way he acted when Barbara was pregnant.

When Hedley sees some hoodies breaking into a car outside the pub, he assumes that their father must be absent or in prison, and worries that his child will grow up to be just like that. Determined to make a difference in the world, he signs up for a charity boxing match to raise money for the local community. While training him, Maurice and Syd engineer a meeting with Old Nick, thus prompting Hedley to come back on board to help him - though he swears this will be the last time...

Broadcast details

Thursday 29th May 2008
60 minutes

Cast & crew

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
Guest cast
Ram John Holder Old Nick
Dean Bardini The Duke
Adrian Hood Security Guard
Ben MacLeod Hoody
Writing team
Mark Burt Writer
Production team
Metin Hüseyin Director
Richard Burrell Producer

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