Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This British sitcom made excellent use of a brace of future TV and film stars named Bob Hoskins and John Thaw. While serving a three-year prison stretch for burglary, George (Hoskins) was unexpectedly paroled one day before the completion of his sentence. Upon returning to his home in Fulham, George was somewhat taken aback to discover that his wife Annie (Pat Ashton) had spent the past three years shacking up with his best friend and partner in crime, Stan (John Thaw). Adopting a surprisingly philosophical stance, George allowed Stan to remain in his home, leading to a hilarious menage a trois. Debuting June 1, 1974 over ITV's London Weekend Television service, Thick As Thieves rolled along for eight episodes before costar John Thaw bolted to star in the detective series The Sweeney, whereupon writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais resumed their customary duties on another prison-based sitcom, Porridge.
husband-and-wife, menage-a-trois, thief