Hustle Season 6 Ep1 - Kelly Adams, Adrian Lester and Paul Chahidi
'Kylie' (Kelly Adams), Mickey (Adrian Lester) and Tamir (Paul Chahidi) © Kudos

Season 6 Episode 1 of 6

First transmission on Monday January 4th, 2010 (UK)

The official details…

The Hustle gang is back in business, ready to take each and every cheat, liar and criminal for all they’ve got, as the drama starring Adrian Lester, Robert Glenister, Robert Vaughn and Matt Di Angelo returns. From MPs’ expenses to fat-cat bankers, there are plenty of marks for the team to target. Brother-and-sister duo Sean and Emma are working out well as new members of the crew and, as much as Mickey hates to admit it, Albert was right about them – they are proving to be real assets to the team, especially as Emma bears a striking resemblance to a certain Antipodean songstress.

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.

Sean Kennedy is played by Matt Di Angelo, Emma Kennedy by Kelly Adams, Mickey Bricks by Adrian Lester, Albert Stroller by Robert Vaughn and Lucy Britford by Indira Varma. The cast also includes Robert Glenister as Ash Morgan.


Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online