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This 2008 TV series features Maurice Riley and Syd Woolsey, better known as the invisibles. They were once master burglars in England but then they retired with their spouses to the Spanish Mediterranean coast. However, they got homesick and returned to England in a small fishing village of Devon. Financial circumstances led them back to burgling once again.

BBC One
1 Season, 13 Episodes
May 1, 2008
Comedy, Drama
7.3/10
Cast: Anthony Head, Warren Clarke, Jenny Agutter, Dean Lennox Kelly
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The Invisibles Full Episode Guide

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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