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 6

Maurice is determined to start taking his health more seriously. Meanwhile Grace's very valuable violin has been stolen and Barbara wants Maurice to get it back. The series ends with the gang pulling off an explosive getaway.

Further details

Maurice's check-up at the doctors doesn't quite go as planned when the doctor has a heart attack. Syd, who is lingering in the waiting room, frantically drives Maurice and the doctor to hospital.

Once home, Maurice determines to take his health more seriously - but his plans to chill out for a while are marred by an irate Barbara. Grace's very valuable violin has been stolen and she wants Maurice to get it back. Now.

Meanwhile, Syd is harbouring a secret. He was at the doctor's for an appointment of his own, not just to support Maurice. But Syd's way of handling bad news is to get drunk, so he hooks up with his wayward son, Joe, and together they go on an all-day bender.

So, just when Maurice needs Syd to do a raid on the local music shop to retrieve Grace's violin, Syd is paralytic. Hedley is furious that they are going to do a job with Syd in that state, but Maurice is adamant that they need him. Unsurprisingly, the job does not go well and the gang are in danger of being caught red-handed.

Struggling to find a way out, Maurice - the strategist - thinks that maybe it would be easier if they surrendered. They're old and decrepit and shouldn't be putting themselves under this stress. Syd can't believe his ears and, in an emotional bid to get through to Maurice, he reveals his secret...

Maurice is shaken back to reality and, with the help of Barbara, Young Nick, Helen and Joe, the gang pull off an explosive getaway.

Broadcast details

Thursday 5th June 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
Emily Head Grace Riley
Darren Tighe Joe Woolsey
Guest cast
Richard Howard Dr Faulkner
Maurice Roëves McLelland
Colin MacLachlan Copper
Mark Carey Senior Copper
Jotham Annan Junior Copper
Writing team
William Ivory Writer
Faye Dorn Script Editor
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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