Thieves Like Us (TV series)

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Thieves Like Us
Thieves group.jpg
Created by Flag of the United Kingdom.svg BBC
Directed by Ben Kellett
Starring Tom Brooke
Fraser Ayres
Jessica Harris
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 6
Running time 30 mins
Original network BBC Three
Original release 22 January – 26 February 2007
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Thieves Like Us is a six-part BBC Three sitcom which was first broadcast in 2007, based on the book The Burglar Diaries.

It follows the lives of Bex and Ollie, a pair of burglars who make their living by burgling factories, warehouses, offices and shops, and take work wherever they can find it.

It is written by The Burglar Diaries' author, Danny King; each episode lasts around 25 minutes.


Actor Character
Tom Brooke Bex
Fraser Ayres Ollie
Jessica Harris Mel
Chereen Buckley Belinda
Darren Tighe Norris
David Bradley Electric
Gary Beadle DS Haynes
Andrew Buckley Roland
Corey J Smith Wayne

Episode guide[edit]

1. The Warehouse Job
First aired: 22 January 2007
Bex and Ollie have a warehouse burglary all set up for an eager client, but Bex's angry girlfriend Mel puts the entire enterprise in jeopardy.

2. The Alarm Job
First aired: 29 January 2007
When Mel is kept awake by a neighbour's burglar alarm going off, she asks Bex to go over and fix the problem.

3. The Teapot Job
First aired: 2/5/2007
When Bex and Ollie's fence is himself the victim of a burglary, he asks them to find the thieves and recover the valuable antique teapot that was stolen.

4. The Jackets Job
First aired: 2/12/2007
Detective Haynes finally thinks he has enough evidence to arrest Bex and Ollie. Can they rely on a clever lawyer to get them free?

5. The Footballer Job
First aired: 19 February 2007
When a bad-boy footballer tosses Mel's young cousin's bicycle into the river, she asks Bex and Ollie to persuade him to make an apology.

6. The Office Job
First aired: 26 February 2007
Bex and Ollie have interviews for real jobs, albeit in telemarketing, but Ollie's girlfriend Mel is suspicious of their motives, especially when she discovers that the police are looking for the pair.

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