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Encyclopedia > Hustle (BBC)
The Hustle team (L–R): Ash Morgan, Albert Stroller, Mickey Stone, Stacie Monroe, and Danny Blue
The Hustle team (L–R): Ash Morgan, Albert Stroller, Mickey Stone, Stacie Monroe, and Danny Blue

Hustle is a British television drama series made by Kudos Film & Television for BBC One. Created by Tony Jordan (who also wrote many of the scripts), Hustle follows a group of London-based con artists as they attempt to dupe money out of their victims ("marks"). They only con those who they feel deserve it, citing the (sometimes) first rule of the con, "You can never cheat an honest man" (or woman). Image File history File links Hustle_bbc. ... Image File history File links Hustle_bbc. ... Kudos Film & Television is a British television production company, which has produced drama series for most of the major television networks in the UK. Its best-known series are the spy drama Spooks (known as MI5 in the United States) and con-artist thriller series Hustle for BBC One and... Viewing Figure History BBC One (or BBC1 as it was formerly styled) is the oldest television station in the world. ... Tony Jordan on the set of EastEnders Tony Jordan is the lead writer and story consultant for BBC Soap Opera EastEnders and has written for the soap since 1985, he is considered to be a somewhat veteran of the soap. ... The Houses of Parliament and the clock tower containing Big Ben Part of the London skyline viewed from the South Bank London (see Wiktionary:London for the name in other languages) is the capital of the United Kingdom and England. ... A confidence trick, confidence game, or con for short, (also known as a scam) is an attempt to intentionally mislead a person or persons (known as the mark) usually with the goal of financial or other gain. ... The victim of a confidence game is often called the mark, or the vic. ...


The series frequently breaks the fourth wall or uses cutaway scenes shot in a different style to the rest of the show. The fourth wall is the imaginary invisible wall at the front of the stage in a proscenium theatre, through which the audience sees the action in the world of the play. ...


The first six-episode series was originally broadcast in February and March 2004, and a second six-episode series began on 29 March 2005 and ran until May 2005. The third series began on 10 March 2006 (and will begin on 14 April 2006 on BBC Scotland). In October 2005, it was announced that the BBC had sold United States screening rights for the first two series to cable television station AMC, who has also joined as a production partner for the third run. It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in Leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in Leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 14 is the 104th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (105th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... BBC Scotland (BBC Alba in Gaelic) is a constituent part of the British Broadcasting Corporation, the publicly-funded broadcaster of the United Kingdom. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house Cable television or Community Antenna Television (CATV) (often shortened to cable) is a system of providing television, FM radio programming and other services to consumers via radio frequency signals transmitted directly to people’s televisions through fixed optical... AMC is a cable television network that airs movies. ...

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Cast

Adrian Lester, born August 14, 1968 in Birmingham, England, is a British actor of African descent. ... Robert Glenister as Ash Morgan on Hustle Robert Glenister is a British actor, the son of director John Glenister and the brother of actor Phil Glenister. ... Jaime Murray as Stacie Monroe in Hustle Jaime Murray is a British actress. ... Robert Vaughn as Albert Stroller in Hustle Robert Francis Vaughn (born November 22, 1932) is an American actor noted for stage, screen and TV work. ... Marc Warren as Danny Blue in Hustle Marc Warren (born March 20, 1967 in Northampton, England) is a British actor. ...

Guest stars

Orla Brady (b. ... David Walliams as Sebastian Love (right) in Little Britain David Walliams (born David Williams, August 20, 1971) to Peter and Kathleen Williams is a British comedy actor, best known for his partnership with Matt Lucas in the sketch show Little Britain, a double act in which the seeds were planted... David Orson Calder (1823 - 1884) was a prominent early pioneer settler in Utah. ... Tamzin Outhwaite (born on November 5, 1970 in Ilford, Essex, England) is a British actor best known for playing Melanie Owen (nee Healy, Beale) in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Ben Miles is a British actor best known for his role as Patrick Maitland on the television situation comedy Coupling. ... David Haig is a British character actor. ... Ronald Pickup is a well-established British actor, born in Chester, Cheshire on 7 June 1940. ... Rebecca Lacey (b. ... Lee Ingleby (born January 28, 1976 in Burnley, England) is a British actor. ... Fay Ripley (born on 28 June 1966) is an English actress from Wimbledon, London, England. ... Max Beesley (born in 1971 in Burnage, Manchester, England) is a British actor. ... Robert Llewellyn Robert Llewellyn (born 10 March 1956 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England) is a British actor, presenter, and writer. ... Mel Smith Mel Smith is an English actor, film director, writer, producer born in London on December 3, 1952) He attended New College, Oxford. ... Sara Cox (born December 13, 1974 in Bolton, Lancashire, England) is a British television and radio personality and presenter. ... Linford Christie Linford Christie, OBE (born April 2, 1960) is a former British athlete and the only man ever to win Olympic, World, Commonweath and European 100 m gold medals. ... George Richard Chamberlain (born March 31, 1934 in Beverly Hills, California to parents Chuck and Elsa Chamberlain) is an American actor who became a teen idol in the title role of the television show Dr. Kildare. ...

Episodes

Series 1

  1. "The Con is On" — written by Tony Jordan, directed by Bharat Nalluri
    • "You can't cheat an honest man." They find a man who is definitely not honest and they take him for a hefty sum of money through an investment scam.
  2. "Faking It" — written by Tony Jordan, directed by Bharat Nalluri
    • Albert gets beat up after being caught cheating at cards and the crew decides to take revenge on the thug, a casino owner and avid movie fan.
  3. "Picture Perfect" — written by Matthew Graham, directed by Bharat Nalluri
    • The gang has a painting forged and sells it to an unknowing art enthusiast.
  4. "Cops and Robbers" — written by Tony Jordan, directed by Minkie Spiro
    • Mickey is blackmailed and forced to help a man rob a bank. He develops a plan to help the man —until he realizes that he is the one being conned.
  5. "A Touch of Class" — written by Ashley Pharoah, directed by Minkie Spiro
    • A rich, recently divorced woman is the target of the cons. Everything is going according to the plan until Mickey's feelings for the woman start to get into the way.
  6. "The Last Gamble" — written by Tony Jordan, directed by Robert Bailey (director)Robert Bailey
    • The crew picks a greedy fat-cat as their mark for a con using his two secret weaknesses, gambling and prostitutes.

Tony Jordan on the set of EastEnders Tony Jordan is the lead writer and story consultant for BBC Soap Opera EastEnders and has written for the soap since 1985, he is considered to be a somewhat veteran of the soap. ... Bharat Nalluri is a British television director, best known for his work with the independent production company Kudos Film & Television in the early-to-mid 2000s. ... Matthew Graham is a British television writer, and the co-creator of the BBC / Kudos Film and Television science fiction series Life on Mars, debuting in 2006. ... Blackmail is the crime of threatening to reveal substantially true information about a person to the public, a family member, or associates unless a monetary demand is met. ... Ashley Pharoah is a British television writer, co-creator of the successful drama series Life on Mars, which began on BBC One in 2006. ...

Series 2

  1. "Gold Mine" — written by Tony Jordan, directed by Otto Bathurst
    • Harry Holmes, an old time grifter, is nailed by a cocky property developer, a man who thinks he can't be conned. The crew aim to prove him wrong.
  2. "Confessions" — written by Matthew Graham, directed by Otto Bathurst
    • A gangster turned famed chef seeks his long lost son, and Albert lays the plan for them to take him for what isn't rightly his.
  3. "The Lesson" — written by Tony Jordan, directed by Alrick Riley
    • Danny discovers a potential member for the crew and brings him in on their latest con in an effort to prove his mettle.
  4. "Missions" — written by Howard Overman, directed by Alrick Riley
    • The team's plan to con an auction house with a comic book forgery goes awry when a corrupt cop decides she wants in.
  5. "Old Acquaintance" — written by Julie Rutterford, directed by John Strickland
    • Stacie's ex-husband reappears in London, and the gang decide that revenge is best served cold, but will Stacie fall for him again?
  6. "Eye of the Beholder" — written by Tony Jordan, directed by John Strickland
    • No one has attempted to steal the crown jewels since Thomas Blood, and no one has ever succeeded. Mickey plans to change that.

This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Cooks in training in Paris Chef is a term commonly used to refer to an individual who cooks professionally. ... Crown jewels are those that belong to the sovereign and pass to the next sovereign to symbolize the right to rule. ... Thomas Blood (1618 - August 24, 1680) was an Irish born Colonel who is best known for attempting to steal the Crown Jewels of England from the Tower of London in 1671. ...

Series 3

  1. "The crew are back and working their way back up after losing everything in a brief spell in Las Vegas. Their mark, a people-trafficker called Benny Frazier, will do anything for his son, an aspiring rap artist. The con is set, but has the "mark" caught on?
  2. Written by Tony Jordan, directed by Otto Bathurst
    • Flaws are revealed in the gang's leadership - to solve this dilemma Albert suggests the "Henderson Challenge". Dropped naked in the middle of London and given six hours to grift as much money as possible, it becomes a test of pure grifting skill.

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Hustle (BBC) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (637 words)
Hustle is a British television drama series made by Kudos Film and Television for BBC One.
Created by Tony Jordan (who also wrote many of the scripts), Hustle follows a group of London-based con artists as they attempt to dupe money out of their victims ("marks").
In October 2005, it was announced that the BBC had sold United States screening rights for the first two series to cable television station AMC, who has also joined as a production partner for the third run.
Hustle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (135 words)
Hustle (BBC), a BBC TV drama series, distributed in America by AMC.
Hustle (1975 movie), a 1975 neo-film noir motion picture starring Burt Reynolds as a private investigator
"Hustle (song)", the Van McCoy song which was inspired by and helped popularize the dance
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