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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.
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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.
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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.
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The law catches up with the crafty Hustle conmen when corrupt police officer DI Fisk (played by Patrick Baladi) is bribed into bringing them down. Unaware of Fisk’s watchful eye, the gang moves in on their latest mark, Linda Runcorn (played by Nina Sosanya), the crooked CEO of an online hotel and restaurant guide. They develop an inheritance scam to convince Linda a wealthy heir has left her valuable jewellery and an impressive estate. Meanwhile, Fisk arrests Sean’s ex-girlfriend, pickpocket Kat (played by Skye Lourie), 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...
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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.
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The first episode sees the grifters take on gold dealer Dexter Gold (played by Paterson Joseph). 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. Masquerading as a renegade army unit, the team lures in their greedy mark with the promise of a consignment of looted Libyan gold, but will the team pull off the con before the experts find out the truth? 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. But for once Ash is innocent and, though the absence of Eddie's breakfasts is taking its toll, there's no way he'll own up to something he didn't do. It's stalemate.
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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.
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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!
Railton FC fell at the hands of Don Coleman, a ruthless football agent who is prepared to step over anyone who gets in the way of him making money. Coleman pulled a clever trick on the football club using the small print in a talented young player's contract. As a result, the club didn't get a transfer fee when the player left, leaving it in piles of debt it couldn't pay off. It's time for the Hustlers to give Coleman a taste of his own medicine, playing the game of the long con...
Sean poses as Brandon Harris, a star striker from Canada looking to relocate to England, with Ash acting as his manager. The pair gain Coleman's trust by involving him in a transfer deal which will make him some serious cash before Mickey, who plays the role of an investment facilitator, goes to reel him in.
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?
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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.
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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 it it means that the whole team's pictures end up hanging up on the wall.
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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?
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
First they need a mark, and quick! Fortunately, Sean has found Luke Baincross; a wannabe playboy with a huge country mansion. Baincross Hall houses an Indian art collection, including a life-sized gold tiger worth ten million pounds. Luke was planning to sell it to finance his third divorce but the estate's trust has forbidden it. Emma is sent in to capture his attention with the hope they can steal the tiger, have Luke fake an insurance claim and pay the team a fee of half a million.
They convince Luke to lend it to a major museum to make it easier to steal and more convincing to the insurer. He loves the idea - it makes him money, gets him great publicity and he gets one over on the infuriating museum curator.
The gang set to work on a recce of the museum - escorted by the curator, Ms Baboor. She assures them that the museum's vault is the most secure 200 square feet in London. The team are left with the challenge of making sure that the tiger ends up in the gallery and not the impenetrable vault, but with Mickey having no plan B, they may be skating on thin ice...
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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.
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As the team wraps up an ingenious con featuring Emma as pop princess Kylie Minogue, Albert is busy priming the next unsuspecting mark: former banker Piggy Richardson, who has been hounded by the press after a public pension scandal. When Albert introduces himself as a headhunter for the Western Bank of California and paints a very pleasant picture of what life could be like away from the glare of the media, Piggy is keen to meet Mickey, who is posing as a currency specialist with a PhD in Economics.
However, just as the plan starts to fall into place, a mysterious woman enquires about Mickey's whereabouts and throws everything into disarray. Mickey has no idea who she is or what she wants but, when she invites him out for dinner, he's intrigued that is, until she turns out to be DCI Lucy Britford. With a 95 per cent conviction rate and a good idea of what the crew is up to, Britford believes that catching Mickey would be the "ultimate scalp" and a great stepping-stone in her career. Emma is the only one who seems worried although it's possible her concern may be tinged with jealousy...
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. With the agreement of the team, he decides to plough on with the con. His confidence has so far served them well but this time his arrogance could prove their undoing
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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.
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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?
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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?
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Mickey's team is back in London, so the con is on. Just back from Las Vegas, the crew is a little low on funds, so their eager to get back in the game. Their target? Benny Frazier.
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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?
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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....?
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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"The Con is On" is an episode in the British television drama series Hustle that was first broadcast on 24 February 2004. It is the first episode of the series created by Tony Jordan, and made by Kudos Film & Television for BBC One in the United Kingdom.