The Invisibles

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  • 2008
  • 1 Season
  • 7.0  (253)

The Invisibles is a British television drama series that premiered on BBC One in 2008. The show follows the lives of four retired thieves who are struggling to adjust to their new lives as law-abiding citizens while still longing for the thrill of their old lifestyle.

The series revolves around the central characters of Maurice Riley (played by Anthony Head) and Syd Woolsey (played by Warren Clarke), former members of a gang known as The Invisibles. Maurice and Syd are trying to lead a quiet life after serving time in prison, but their past catches up with them when one of their old criminal associates reveals that they were involved in a heist worth millions of pounds years ago. The money that was stolen was never recovered, and the four men involved all went their separate ways after the job went wrong.

The show also features the characters of Maurice's wife, Jean (played by Jenny Agutter), and Syd's girlfriend, Carol (played by Rosie Cavaliero). Jean and Carol are peripheral characters who provide emotional support and a source of conflict for Maurice and Syd as they attempt to keep their criminal past hidden from their partners.

The Invisibles are forced to get back into the game when a detective (played by Dean Lennox Kelly) approaches them with an ultimatum: either they retrieve the stolen money or they will be sent back to prison. This sets the stage for a series of high-stakes heists and dangerous encounters with influential people from the criminal underworld.

The series explores various themes such as redemption, loyalty, and the price of one's actions. The relationship between Maurice and Syd forms the core of the show, highlighting the complexities of their friendship and the lengths they will go to protect each other despite their checkered past. The other members of The Invisibles also provide intriguing character studies, delving into their individual histories and motivations.

The Invisibles has been praised for its strong performances, particularly those of Anthony Head and Warren Clarke. They bring a depth and complexity to their roles that make for compelling viewing. Jenny Agutter and Rosie Cavaliero also provide strong supporting performances, adding depth to their peripheral characters.

The show's writing is also highly praised for its sharp dialogue and thrilling plot twists. The series manages to balance humorous moments with tense action sequences, making for an engaging and enjoyable viewing experience.

Overall, The Invisibles is a well-written and well-acted series that is sure to entertain fans of heist dramas and crime shows. Its exploration of the human condition and the consequences of one's past actions add a depth and relatability to the characters that make the series stand out from other shows in its genre.

The Invisibles is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on May 1, 2008.

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Episode 13
13. Episode 13
January 1, 2016
Magda tells Lausman she knows where the rest of the ancient scrolls are, but when he takes the bait and volunteers to retrieve them, peril awaits. Jara's hot on his heels, but will she arrive in time?
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
January 1, 2016
A tank of algae is poured into the lake that supplies water to Prague, causing a humanitarian catastrophe. Jara is cured of her distraction, and Magda plots to become the next chairman of the council.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
January 1, 2016
Jara has lost interest in the nix case since being hypnotised by Magda. The bottled water scheme is jeopardised. The magic water is revealed to grant a youthful appearance, but there are side-effects.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
January 1, 2016
Magda concocts a plan to convince Lausman to marry her, as she's now sure that he is the nixes' Messiah. Lausman and Robert are becoming increasingly concerned about Eduard and Johana's wellbeing.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
January 1, 2016
Magda instructs that Lausman should be 'dried out', but when his test results confirm his exceptional genetic status, she tries to rescind the order. Eduard's closing in on the entrance to the waters.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
January 1, 2016
Eduard reveals he knows how to access the waters of Vysehrad. Magda meets in secret with Bishop Laska, who tells her that if Sikorsky fails to exterminate Lausman, it will be up to her to do the job.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
January 1, 2016
The local nix boat dwellers are cynical about Eduard's revolutionary talk. Mr Sikorsky from the Fresh Water Alliance arrives in Prague to 'deal with' Lausman. Jara is removed from the investigation.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
June 5, 2008
A health scare at the doctor's office leaves Maurice seeking a less stressful life and Syd yearning for his lost youth. Barbara has other plans, however, after her daughter's prize violin is stolen. It all ends with the Invisibles holed up in Hedley's pub, at each others' throats, and a SWAT team at the door.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
May 29, 2008
Hedley has second thoughts about the crime game when he learns he's about to become a father. Seeing the former tough guy go soft makes Maurice question the career choices he made when Grace was born. Meanwhile, Hedley worries that a recent bungled job will land him in prison. His confidence shot and his aggression gone, the former pugilist must face a rival pub manager in the boxing ring for a charity match.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
May 22, 2008
Now it's the ladies in Maurice's life causing distress-daughter Grace, who is going to New York with her boyfriend to perform on the stage, and wife Barbara, who wants to keep his secret life secret from Grace. And then there's the one Maurice has thought about almost every day for the last 15 years, "the iron lady" herself.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
May 15, 2008
Four-times-married Syd runs into an old flame who has been thrice married herself and is currently down on her luck. As Syd falls for her again, Barbara loses a cherished bracelet that Maurice gave her years ago. Jealousy clouds Maurice's judgment in his search for the bracelet, which turns up ina very unlikely place.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
May 8, 2008
Maurice and Syd get a shock when a retired cop from their past shows up-and tries to blackmail them into doing a job for him. To keep that past hidden from his daughter, who thinks he had a boring bank job, Maurice reluctantly agrees. However, he and Syd show a little more enthusiasm when they discover the target of the heist.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
May 1, 2008
Despite promising to keep clear of crime, Maurice and Syd agree to do one last job to pay off a debt. The duo quickly discovers that their housebreaking and safecracking skills aren't what they used to be. Even so, the son of their former partner convinces them to resurrect the Invisibles.
Where to Watch The Invisibles
The Invisibles is available for streaming on the BBC One website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Invisibles on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    May 1, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (253)