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

Thick As Thieves

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1974
  • 8 episodes (1 series)

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. 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

Key details

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

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...

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Theme music by Mike Hugg and Ian La Frenais.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 1st June 1974 at 8:30pm on ITV

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