Age is only a number – especially when it comes to crime.
There is a grey crime wave sweeping Britain with the number of senior citizens convicted for criminal activities increasing by 20 per cent. This wry documentary goes behind the statistics to meet an extraordinary range of law-breaking pensioners: from smugglers and shoplifters to burglars and bootleggers.
From aging career criminals to elderly first time offenders, “Britain’s Oldest Crooks” asks why older people are turning to crime, whether it be loneliness, boredom or simply not being able to afford life on a pension.
Their true stories are shocking and sometimes funny and poignant, ultimately revealing ‘retirement’ in an entirely different light.