Season 6 Episode 3 of 6
First transmission on Monday January 18th, 2010 (UK)
The official details…
Albert is in Chinatown to close a deal with Phil and his brother-in-law, Czech Charlie, as the drama starring Adrian Lester, Robert Glenister, Robert Vaughn and Matt Di Angelo continues.
Charlie is a notorious hard-man and not one to 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 the cash by the end of the week or else. Can the team con their way to half a million pounds to save Albert’s bacon?
First they need a mark, and quickly. 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 £10m. 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 is 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, the gang may be skating on thin ice…
Albert Stroller is played by Robert Vaughn, Phil by Colin Baker, Charlie by Velibor Topic, Sean Kennedy by Matt Di Angelo, Luke Baincross by Simon Daye, Emma Kennedy by Kelly Adams, Ms Baboor by Lolita Chakrabarti, Mickey Bricks by Adrian Lester and Ash Morgan by Robert Glenister.