Wednesday, September 1st, 2004
s0e1: Assembling the Team - Part 1
Wednesday, September 1st, 2004
s0e2: Assembling the Team - Part 2
s0e3: Danny's Card Trick
Tuesday, February 24th, 2004
s1e1: The Con Is On
Mickey "Bricks" Stone has just been released from prison, having served a sentence for attacking his wife's boyfriend. An expert at the "long con," he assembles his old team of fellow hustlers to pull off one last con before he retires for good. His team is diverse, ranging from old hand Albert Stroller, to the alluring Stacie Monroe, and the jack-of-all-trades Ashley "3 Socks" Morgan. Their "mark" is a greedy business man and with the con all going to plan, short con player Danny Blue enters the picture to try and join the team and could jeopardize the score. With the police hot on their trail, will Mickey and his crew be able to pull off the con successfully, or will Danny bring it all crashing down? On thing is for sure - the con is on.
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2004
s1e2: Faking It
Danny makes a big mistake and blows a con, which makes Mickey question if Danny is right for his crew. Albert is viciously beaten after cheating in a card game and the team decide to wreak revenge the only way that they know how - by playing the long con. The stakes are higher than normal with Albert out of the picture. Can they pull off the con, or will the Mark, a ruthless and violent person, cause even more harm?
Tuesday, March 9th, 2004
s1e3: Picture Perfect
Mickey Bricks and his team of con artists decide to dabble in the world of art this week, when they set up an elaborate scam to swindle a greedy gallery owner, by faking an early Mondrian painting.
Tuesday, March 16th, 2004
s1e4: Cops and Robbers
Mickey crosses paths with Victor Maher, ex-fraud squad officer, now head of security at a bank. Victor blackmails Mickey into doing something he normally wouldn't do.
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2004
s1e5: A Touch of Class
Desperate for a lucrative con, the team decides to fleece a bitter, rich divorcee but Mickey's feelings for her begin to cloud the issue.
Tuesday, March 30th, 2004
s1e6: The Last Gamble
The crew picks a greedy fat-cat as their mark for a con using his two secret weaknesses- gambling and prostitutes- but the situation is complicated by a previous mark who seeks payback for them claiming to sell him the London Eye.
Tuesday, March 29th, 2005
s2e1: Gold Mine
The gang are back and despite his better judgement, Mickey gives Danny a chance to run his own scam. However, the object of the scam has a habit of sending con men to jail so the risks for the gang are high. And it doesn't make them feel any better to discover that Danny plans to convince the man, a savvy property developer, that there's a goldmine in the heart of London.
Tuesday, April 5th, 2005
The gang are on the verge of completing a job but Albert's gone AWOL. When he finally appears it's all too late because 'the mark' has pulled out - but Albert has a new plan.
Tuesday, April 12th, 2005
s2e3: The Lesson
Danny has found a potential new member of the gang, Trevor (played by Lee Ingleby). He's a short con artist, who's very good at what he does, but his marks are not always the greedy; he also targets the elderly and the poor...
Tuesday, April 19th, 2005
The team's plan to con an auction house with a comic book forgery goes awry when corrupt copper, Sam Phillips (played by Fay Ripley), decides she wants in on the play.
Tuesday, April 26th, 2005
s2e5: Old Acquaintance
When Stacie claps eyes on her estranged husband Jake who left her five years ago taking everything she owned with him, she's certain he is to be the gang's next mark. Having graduated from the short con world to the professional poker circuit, he's good and he won't be an easy target. But the team swears to exact revenge on him for Stacie. Is Stacie really prepared to leave her friends for love? Or has she really got another card up her sleeve....?
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005
s2e6: Eye of the Beholder
Mickey's got a plan and this one is like no other. They're going to steal the Crown Jewels. Will he be able to get the others to join him on such a dangerous mission?
Friday, March 10th, 2006
s3e1: Price For Fame
The team plan to con a violent businessman out of a hundred grand by pretending to be music promoters interested in representing his young son.
Friday, March 17th, 2006
s3e2: The Henderson Challenge
After two seasons of clashes of methods, Mickey and Danny finally put it all on the line. In a head-to-head competition, the two men are dropped naked in the middle of London and must use all of their skills as con men to make it through the day - whomever has acquired the highest monetary value of goods wins. The rub is that if Mickey loses, he declares that he'll hand over the role of leader to Danny. Are big changes a foot? Will Danny's moxie ultimately win him control of the crew?
Friday, March 24th, 2006
s3e3: Whittaker Our Way Out
Fellow con-man James Whittaker Wright III enlists the help of the Hustle crew to avenge his legendary grifter grandfather's treatment by Cornfoots Merchant Bank. Posing as enterpreneurs and investors they try to get back at the bank by a massive con. But have the Hustle crew forgotten just how devious James Whittaker Wright III can be?
Friday, March 31st, 2006
s3e4: A Bollywood Dream
One of Albert's long time concierge contacts, Harold, asks Albert to target a man who's caused a lot of suffering in the Asian community - Kulvinda Samar, a greedy sweatshop owner and ardent fan of Bollywood films. The gang agree to use a classic movie-investor con on Samar - given it's Bollywood they'll have a lot to learn, but as ever, they're determined to make it perfect.
Friday, April 7th, 2006
s3e5: The Hustlers News of the Day
After a completely false exposé in a newspaper, one of Stacie's friends attempts suicide out of shame the article caused. To help right this wrong, the Hustle crew decide to take down the men responsible - the editor Frances Owen and reporter Tim Millen. The con? To convince these two muck-rakers that they have the biggest Royal scoop ever and that they'll be making headlines. Of course if Mickey and the gang have their way, their headlines will be a little different than the way they intended.
Friday, April 14th, 2006
s3e6: Law And Corruption
The Hustle crew find themselves under the thumb of DCI York, an unconventional cop set on catching "The Ghost" - the legendary thief Adam Rice. DCI York blackmails the gang into helping him, so they make contact with Rice and talk their way into his latest scam. While stealing from a country-house, they try to arrange for Rice to get caught red-handed. Can the Hustle gang escape this dodgy copper, or will York nick them all?
Wednesday, April 18th, 2007
s4e1: As One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest, One Flew In
The Hustle crew are back, but they are short a man - Mickey Stone. Mickey is off in Australia to pull off a major con and Danny uses this opportunity to prove to everyone that he's capable of being the new boss. Of course Danny's never been shy about taking on a challenge and for his first time as leader, Danny and the gang are off to Los Angeles. The con? To sell the Hollywood sign to a Texan...
Wednesday, April 25th, 2007
s4e2: Signing Up to Wealth
Back on their home turf, the gang set about getting back to business as usual - playing the long con. Porn czar Dickie Brennan has his eye set on owning a prize-winning horse and his ruthless ways make him confident that he'll get what he wants. Of course, the Hustle crew are more than willing to lend a hand, even though they know nothing about horses. Meanwhile, Danny is focused on finding a new grifter to complete the team and begins interviews. Billy Bond isn't giving up on getting noticed and will stop at nothing to join the gang even though Danny has his heart set on a pretty lady member.
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007
s4e3: Getting Even
Eddie is getting the squeeze and it's up to the "Hustle" gang to set things straight. Although not an official grifter, Eddie is more than a bartender, he's a member of the crew. So when his father is held ransom by the owner of his Father's nursing home - it's personal.
Wednesday, May 9th, 2007
s4e4: A Designer's Paradise
Billy finally gets his shot to play the inside man with Danny. Using the "Emperor's New Clothes" as inspiration, the crew are looking to con Clarissa Bartwell, an immoral "fashionista." While exploiting Clarissa's passion for fashion, Billy runs into trouble with someone from his past. Unless Billy can hand over 20,000 pounds, this certain someone threatens to blow their cover. Can Billy keep this threat away long enough to complete the con, or is his first long con going to be his last?
Wednesday, May 16th, 2007
s4e5: Conning the Artists
Eddie's bar is the "Hustle" crew's hangout and the place to go when celebrating the success of a recent con. Unfortunately, their most recent celebration comes to a grinding halt when they are taken hostage. A man claiming that the gang dishonored his family has come to seek revenge and this time it's not about money - it's personal. Can the grifters negotiate their way out, or have they gone too far and must pay the ultimate sacrifice?
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007
s4e6: Big Daddy Calling
It's back to the US for the crew as they seek some revenge of their own. Mafia boss Johnny Maranzano has beaten up Albert and to settle things the gang decides to pick the apple of Johnny's eye - the Big Daddy fruit machine and its $5 Million dollar jackpot. Las Vegas may be grifter heaven, but it's going to take a miracle to devise a con to steal from a casino that never closes and is under 24/7 security. The stakes are high, because it's not about not getting caught, it's about not getting killed.
Thursday, January 8th, 2009
s5e1: Return of the Prodigal
Legendary con artist Mickey Bricks is back and the con is on, in more ways than one... After a close brush with the law in Australia, Mickey returns to a changed London to sting a new breed of avaricious marks. Albert, currently detained at her Majesty's pleasure, already has one lined up: a callous young businesswoman, Sara Naismith, and her assistant Aaron. Posing as city traders, Mickey and Ash offer her the chance to join an insider dealing scam. But when the con starts to unravel, has Mickey met his match, or has someone been playing them all?
Thursday, January 15th, 2009
s5e2: New Recruits
With a new crew in place, Mickey decides to con intellectual property experts Carlton and Harry, whose ruthless business practices have led to a suicide. Posing as a hot new PR company, Mickey and Emma sell the pair a gimmick to promote the 'Spider's Web', a security device for precious works of art. Naturally the con artists have a hidden agenda, but when rookie grifter Sean messes up a simple task, will Mickey regret taking on someone so green to play the long cons?
Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
s5e3: Lest Ye Be Judged
Albert is up for parole, and the Grifters decide to con greedy judge Anthony Kent to raise money for his coming home party. Kent was rumoured to have been involved in a gold bullion robbery, but never got his share. Mickey and Emma reignite the case to convince him they know where it is buried, while Ash gives Sean some vital training on a casino con. But with the team unaware Albert is in trouble, will he be waiting for them when they collect him at the prison gates?
Thursday, January 29th, 2009
s5e4: Diamond Seeker
When a deal goes wrong and the team are left with a priceless diamond, they are forced to take on their most dangerous mark to date. Mickey thinks they can keep the necklace if Emma is willing to trick Toby Baxter, the rich recluse who had it stolen to order. The team put everything in place to back up the fabricated story, but has Emma agreed to the risky plan for the wrong reasons? And if so, will Baxter see through her lies?
Thursday, February 5th, 2009
Caught out while posing as lawyers, the team promises to save a community centre under threat. Mickey becomes interested in the youth club's plight when it is threatened with demolition. When he discovers that corrupt MP Rhona Christie is involved, he sends Sean into the murky world of politics to investigate, much to Sean's annoyance. Sean is even more annoyed when he catches Mickey and Emma in an intimate embrace. Can the team find a way to expose the deceitful MP and survive their week in politics?
Thursday, February 12th, 2009
s5e6: The Road Less Travelled
The team hope to con upper-class twit Alfie Baron, but all is not as it seems. Alfie is the plant of aggrieved former mark Carlton Wood, who is determined to get his own back. Seeing a straightforward con, Ash convinces Mickey that Sean is ready to play the inside, and the team set about gathering all their savings as they plan to take Alfie for millions. As Sean lays down a one million pound convincer, their largest ever, could this be the end for the team?
Monday, January 4th, 2010
s6e1: And This Little Piggy Had Money
Just as the team are finishing with one genius con where Emma is posing as pop princess Kylie, Albert is out finding and priming the next unsuspecting mark - ex-banker Piggy Richardson who has been hounded by the press after a very public pension scandal. However, just as the plan starts to fall into place, a mysterious woman enquires about Mickey's whereabouts and throws their plan into disarray. Mickey hasn't got a clue who she is or what she wants but when she invites him out for dinner, he's intrigued. That is until the mystery lady turns out to be the beautiful, DCI Lucy Britford. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Mickey is certain that he can outsmart Britford, after all, no one's managed to catch him yet!
Monday, January 11th, 2010
s6e2: The Thieving Mistake
While at the airport seeing Albert off on a trip, the team encounters `Liability' Finch, a hapless friend of Ash who is in hot water with a customs officer and a Russian art collector as a result of a bungled painting theft. Despite being ordered by Mickey to lie low and avoid trouble, Sean sets out to help Finch, with disastrous consequences.
Monday, January 18th, 2010
s6e3: Tiger Troubles
Albert is in Chinatown to close a deal with Phil and his brother-in-law, Charlie. However, Czech Charlie is a notorious hard-man and not one to ever consider conning, so when Phil collapses and dies, Albert decides to cut his losses and leave the con. But Charlie isn't pulling out. He wants his brother's cash by the end of the week or else! Can the team con half a million to save Albert's bacon?
Monday, January 25th, 2010
s6e4: The Father of Jewels
The gang are just about to close a deal worth 50,000; that is, until Sean is distracted by someone with whom he has a score to settle. He lets the mark walk off with the money while he pursues this man. Emma is shocked to discover that the man is none other than Rex Kennedy, Sean and Emma's dad, who walked out on them 25 years ago.
Monday, February 1st, 2010
s6e5: Conned Out of Luck
The gang are left in shock as the unthinkable happens - Mickey is conned! Some lowlife rips him off by selling him a useless mobile phone online. According to the age-old laws of grifting, when a grifter is conned he's guaranteed a run of bad luck. What will the gang do if Mickey loses his mojo? They head to Eddie's to drown their sorrows, only to find it heaving with customers. It seems Lady Luck has switched her allegiance and the chums need to do something to restore the balance.
Monday, February 8th, 2010
s6e6: The Hush Heist
Just as the gang are about to close another successful deal, a cruel twist of fate reveals one of the marks to be an undercover police officer. It seems the team might be in a spot of bother. Mickey and the team are arrested and unceremoniously thrown in the slammer. Things look like they have gone from bad to worse when Nigel Chambers and the beautiful Jennifer Hughes from MI6 arrive to question Mickey. The pair has a proposition for him and, unfortunately for Mickey, these two don't play by the book.
Friday, January 7th, 2011
s7e1: As Good As It Gets
Mickey and his team have a wealth of potential marks lined up, but when Eddie's niece gets scammed by ruthless modelling agent Wendy Stanton they put all that on hold to come to the rescue. Wendy is the ultimate ice-queen, and the team will need an ambitious plan to get her to pay out. With modelling shoots, lifestyle coaches and even a meeting at the Diplomatic Office of America, could this be the gang's toughest con yet?
Friday, January 14th, 2011
s7e2: Old Sparks Come New
When Emma finds out that ex-boyfriend Joe Ryan is facing eviction, the team find themselves travelling to Birmingham to take on Georgina Althorp, owner of an unscrupulous law firm. Mickey and the gang set about the ambitious task of selling Georgina a castle and a title - but will she bite? Meanwhile, it seems love is blossoming once more for Emma; are they about to lose one of the team for good?
Friday, January 21st, 2011
s7e3: Clearance from a Deal
Mickey and Albert visit the first Wendell Casino to open in in the country. The Wendell family are well known for their strict policy on cheaters and have a rogue's gallery on show of anyone who has ever been caught. Albert isn't happy when he sees a picture of his grand father Charlie Stroller up on the wall. Albert is determined to do what ever it takes and clear Charlie's name even if it means that the whole team's pictures end up hanging up on the wall.
Friday, January 28th, 2011
s7e4: Benny's Funeral
Albert, Mickey, Ash, Sean and Emma attend the funeral of a fellow grifter called Benny. Benny had a history with the team having helped Mickey out of a difficult situation years ago and nearly taking Ash's place in the group. Ash bumps into a panicked man that looks like Benny after the funeral. Ash the chases after him and learns that Benny is still alive. Benny explains to Ash why he had to fake his own death and the team decide to help him.
Friday, February 11th, 2011
s7e5: The Fall of Railton FC
When Ash finds out that the local football club where he grew up has gone bust and closed down, he suggests the Hustle gang should tackle the greed that has taken over the great game, as the drama continues. Of course, the team stand to make loads of cash in the process! When Ash has an accident and develops a rare condition that means he can't lie, it looks like it won't just be the con that's over but Ash's days as a grifter as well. Can Mickey, Albert, Sean and Emma convince the seemingly untouchable Coleman to score an own goal, or will they be shown a red card?
Friday, February 18th, 2011
s7e6: The Delivery
Mickey and the team find themselves thrust into a daring, daylight heist to retrieve some stolen diamonds which are buried beneath a busy police station, and things look stacked against them when it turns out the jewels belong to a mafia boss who wants them back. Meanwhile, Albert is visited by a figure from his past who brings a shocking revelation.
Friday, January 13th, 2012
s8e1: Gold Finger
The first episode sees the grifters take on gold dealer Dexter Gold. Famous for parting the elderly from their precious treasures in return for a pittance and trading stolen gold at profitable prices, the gang is eager to give this fraudster a taste of his own medicine. Meanwhile, Eddie finally has enough of the gang's childish behaviour when he finds that someone has defaced his precious photo of Liverpool legend Ian Rush. Failing to see the funny side, and certain that the culprit is West Ham supporter Ash, Eddie bans the team from the bar until he owns up.
Friday, January 20th, 2012
s8e2: Picasso Finger Painting
Mickey has been taken prisoner by notorious gangster and international art collector Petre Sava, who wrongly believes the gang were behind the theft of his stolen Picasso. Now Ash and the others face a race against time to locate the missing painting and return it before Mickey becomes Sava's next victim.
Friday, January 27th, 2012
s8e3: Curiosity Killed the Kat
The law catches up with the crafty Hustle conmen when corrupt police officer DI Fisk is bribed into bringing them down. Unaware of Fisk's watchful eye, the gang moves in on their latest mark, Linda Runcorn, the crooked CEO of an online hotel and restaurant guide. Meanwhile, Fisk arrests Sean's ex-girlfriend, pickpocket Kat, on false charges, blackmailing her to spy on the team so he can catch them. Left with no choice, Kat persuades Sean to let her join the con. Things get heavier when Fisk demands that Kat plant cocaine in Emma's bag, resulting in Emma's arrest. With Emma in prison and the grifters under surveillance, there seems little way the Hustle gang can escape unscathed...
Friday, February 3rd, 2012
s8e4: Eat Yourself Slender
After one of the teams friends called Carol suffers a heart attack, the gang find out that she's been the victim of a sham diet plan run by American Dr Dean Deville and his wife, Dana. Mickey comes up with a weight-loss scam to sell them a a new miraculous diet pill, but knows they'll first need to gain their trust.
Friday, February 10th, 2012
s8e5: What's on TV?
Albert decides to return to an old haunt and soon discovers that it's been pulled down by ruthless property tycoon, Dale Ridley. He ends up recruiting the rest of the team to deliver a special form of retribution.
Friday, February 17th, 2012
s8e6: The Con is Off
Mickey believes that he has found the ultimate mark in multi-millionaire businessman Madani Wasem. The stakes end up being much higher than usual as Wasem is extremely dangerous and the kind of mark they usually try to avoid dealing with.