British Comedy Guide
Please consider donating to help British Comedy Guide produce quality comedy coverage. Thank you. Find out more
Thieves Like Us. Copyright: BBC
Thieves Like Us

Thieves Like Us

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three
  • 2007
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Sitcom about two bungling burglars who give criminals a bad name. Stars Tom Brooke, Fraser Ayres, Darren Tighe, Jessica Harris, Chereen Buckley and more.

F
X
R
W
E

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2007
Channel
BBC Three
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Stars
Tom Brooke, Fraser Ayres, Darren Tighe, Jessica Harris, Chereen Buckley, David Bradley, Gary Beadle, Robin King and Andrew Buckley
Writer
Danny King
Director
Ben Kellett
Producers
Pete Thornton and Micheál Jacob
Company

Sitcom about two bungling burglars who make a living lifting stuff from warehouses.

Neither Bex or Ollie are particularly ambitious or courageous, preferring instead to aim low and live comfortably rather than risk big and gain big. Although essentially criminals, the duo have a strong sense of morality and won't break into normal people's homes, or touch anything with deep sentimental value. They're also allergic to violence - they break out in cuts and bruises.

Bex has a steady girlfriend in Mel, whereas Ollie is somewhere in the top ten with Belinda. Each girlfriend has differing views about what their fellas do for a living and this can sometimes create problems, though at the end of the day both Mel and Belinda know what Tammy Wynette was banging on about when she sung Stand By Your Man.

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 22nd January 2007 at 8:30pm on BBC Three

Share this page