TV Thick As Thieves (ITV 1974, Bob Hoskins, John Thaw) Published 2 years ago on April 15, 2017 In sitcom Thick As Thieves, when George Dobbs is released from prison he is amazed to find his wife now living with fellow ex-con Stan. The three end up living together. The theme tune is a very similar spin on the Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads theme tune, same instrumentation (and McGuinness Flint vibe) and the urban decay of the wholesale demolition of terraced houses that were happening all over the UK at the time. It’s excellent but not quite as catchy – something you could say about the series as a whole really. In fact the second and final season of Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads had only just finished on BBC-1 (a couple of months prior at the beginning of April) when Thick as Thieves began and there are more than a few similarities between the two shows – not least the enduring friendship between the two leads. Bob Hoskins is typically fantastic as Dobbsy of course and John Thaw is equally good. Pat Ashton as Annie scores strongly too. A capable player during the 1970’s who is not as well remembered as she should be. There would possibly have been more than one season but for the fact that John Thaw had committed himself to The Sweeney, this also gave the writers the opportunity to concentrate on their classic show Porridge. production details UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 8×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 1 June – 20 July 1974 Saturdays 8.30pm Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais / Producer: Derrick Goodwin cast BOB HOSKINS as George JOHN THAW as Stan PAT ASHTON as Annie NELL CURRAN as Daphne TREVOR PEACOCK asTommy Hollister MICHAEL ROBBINS as Sgt Black JOHNNY BRIGGS as Spiggy THE EPISODES 1 June – 20 July 1974 1. The Homecoming (1 Jun 74) 2. Happy Release (8 Jun 74) 3. Good Conduct (15 Jun 74) 4. Two Men In My Life (22 Jun 74) 5. The Trouble With Tommy (29 Jun 74) 6. Three Into Two Won’t Go (6 Jul 74) 7. Home And Away (13 Jul 74) 8. Holy Deadlock (20 Jul 74) Bob HoskinsDerrick GoodwinDick ClementIan La FrenaisJohn ThawJohnny BriggsLondon Weekend TelevisionLWTMichael RobbinsPat AshtonSitcomsTrevor PeacockTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes13 hours ago House Hunters: Green Acres In Agoura Hills (S153EP2 HGTV Mon 25 Feb 2019) Green Acres In Agoura Hills: A single mother wants to relocate to a home in the city of Agoura Hills,... Episodes13 hours ago Maine Cabin Masters Season 3 Episode 11 airs Mon 25 Feb 2019 on DIY A family from Maine work together to save a historic cabin from the 1930s that was owned by a famous... Episodes13 hours ago The Good Doctor: Believe (S2EP16 ABC Mon 25 Feb 2019) Believe: The new chief of surgery, Dr. Jackson Han (Daniel Dae Kim), believes Dr. Shaun Murphy is a liability more... Episodes13 hours ago The Enemy Within Series Premieres Mon 25 Feb 2019 on NBC Pilot: Former CIA agent Erica Shepherd is now known as one of the most notorious traitors in recent American history.... Episodes13 hours ago Grave Mysteries: Murder Behind Closed Doors (S2EP3 ID Mon 25 Feb 2019) Murder Behind Closed Doors: While hunting for clues in the case of 27-year-old single mother Ashley Melnyczok, who was murdered... search EPISODES Episodes13 hours ago The Passage: You are Like the Sun (S1EP7 FOX Mon 25 Feb 2019) You are Like the Sun: Brad and Lila flash back through their history together as they plan to save Amy.... Episodes13 hours ago Those Who Can’t: One-Ding Wonder (S3EP7 TruTV Mon 25 Feb 2019) One-Ding Wonder: At a high school in Denver, three immature, rule-breaking teachers and the school’s sympathetic librarian do whatever it... Episodes13 hours ago American Pickers: Pick Like a Honey Badger (HISTORY Mon 25 Feb 2019) Pick Like a Honey Badger: Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are eager to search through a barn that nobody has... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.