Maurice Riley and Syd Woolsey are old friends who return from the good life on the Costa del Crime to a quiet Devon fishing village. They plan to eke out their retirement fishing and availing themselves of the NHS. However, the quiet life is not for them. As their ill-gotten gains run short, they find themselves drawn back into a life of crime, only crime has moved on and they've got new things to learn.Syd Warren Clarke (Dalziel and Pascoe) stars as alarms man Syd and Anthony Head (Little Britain, Buffy) plays safe cracker Maurice. With four wives and three divorces under his belt, single life is hard for Syd. But Maurice is his rock and Syd would lay down his life for his friend.HedleyDean Lennox Kelly (Shameless) plays Hedley, the 30-something-year-old son of Syd and Maurice's former partner in crime. When Hedley hears Syd and Maurice are planning to put down roots locally, he wants in on the action.Grace and BarbaraJenny Agutter plays Maurice's wife Barbara. Barbara is aware of her husband's penchant for cracking open the odd safe or two but their daughter, Grace, played by Emily Head, has no idea how her dad made his money.The Invisibles creator William Ivory says, "It's a dream of a cast. And what's especially brilliant is the breadth of the talent on board. The Invisibles is an ensemble piece which means every character relies on the one next to them to give full value in terms of what the script is trying to achieve. And that means, in an ideal world, you're looking to fill every role with a heavy hitter - but in truth you seldom achieve that. This time, I think we have..."The Invisibles was produced by Company Pictures (Elizabeth I, Shot Through the Heart, Shameless) for BBC One. Filming took place in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Comedy drama series about the best robbers in town. After fifteen years of living it up in the Costa del Sol, Maurice Riley and Syd Woolsey are back in Blighty. Mo is determined to keep his promise to his wife and not return to crime, but Syd's son is in trouble and the only way they can help bail him out is to rob again. With the help of their old colleague's son, Hedley the boys try one last job. Or so they say.
The duo are horrified when an ex-copper that they know from their past moves into the flat below them. Maurice does everything he can to keep the man away from his daughter who doesn't know anything about her father's criminal activities.
Maurice is concerned when the chairman of the local golf club befriends Barbara and takes an interest in one of her bracelets. Syd, meanwhile, thinks about rekindling a romance with an old flame.
Maurice decides to try and crack the one safe that he could never open, ignoring warnings of a curse on the safe from Hedley and Syd.
Hedley considers leaving the gang and giving up his life of crime after finding out that his wife is pregnant.
After their doctor suffers a heart attack, Maurice and Syd realize that they're getting old. After bodging an attempt to retrieve a stolen violin, they find themselves in a police siege in the pub.