Thick As Thieves. Image shows from L to R: Stan (John Thaw), Annie (Pat Ashton), George Dobbs (Bob Hoskins). Copyright: London Weekend Television.

Thick As Thieves

ITV sitcom about ex-crooks. 8 episodes (1 series) in 1974. Stars John Thaw, Bob Hoskins, Pat Ashton and Johnny Briggs.

Thick As Thieves. Image shows from L to R: Stan (John Thaw), Annie (Pat Ashton), George Dobbs (Bob Hoskins). Copyright: London Weekend Television.

Thick As Thieves

Dobbs is in for a shock when he is released from prison after serving 3 years. He finds his wife is living with his old friend and fellow thief, Stan

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1974
Channel
ITV
Episodes
8   (1 series)
Starring
John Thaw, Bob Hoskins, Pat Ashton and Johnny Briggs
Writers
Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
Director
Derrick Goodwin
Producer
Derrick Goodwin

Having served a three-year jail sentence, small-time house burglar George Dobbs (Bob Hoskins) is released from prison one day earlier than expected.

But when he arrives back at his Fulham terraced house, it is his best friend and fellow crook, Stan (John Thaw), who opens the door - topless, his face covered in shaving foam, and wearing Dobbs's pyjama bottoms!

It's immediately apparent that while Dobbs has been 'doing time', Stan has been 'doing his missus'. However, wife Annie has affections for both men; a reluctant agreement is reached, and a delicate ménage-à-trois develops...

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
Theme music by Mike Hugg and Ian La Frenais.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 1st June 1974 on ITV at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Saturday 20th July 1974 on ITV at 8:45pm
Length of episodes
25 minutes

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