A motley group of London con artists pull of a series of daring and intricate stings.

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 Ash Morgan (48 episodes, 2004-2012)
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 Albert Stroller (48 episodes, 2004-2012)
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 Eddie (47 episodes, 2004-2012)
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 Mickey Stone (42 episodes, 2004-2012)
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 Danny Blue (25 episodes, 2004-2012)
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 Stacie Monroe (25 episodes, 2004-2012)
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 Sean Kennedy (24 episodes, 2009-2012)
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 Emma Kennedy (24 episodes, 2009-2012)

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The story of a group of elite con artists, who each week pull off a complicated scam with several twists. Mickey is the group's leader, who comes up with the plans. Albert is a veteran con man who in his later years is a "roper," searching out suitable victims and introducing them to his cohorts. Ash comes up with all the locations and equipment needed for the cons. Stacie steps in whenever she needs to use her feminine wiles. The group is rounded off by Danny, a young amateur grifter who Mickey takes under his wing. Written by rmlohner

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Bharat Nalluri conceived the idea for the series in 2002 while filming the first season of MI-5 (2002). He then pitched the concept to Jane Featherstone, Managing Director of Kudos Film & Television which was the production company behind Spooks, in the back of a taxi while returning from a day's filming. Intrigued by the idea, Featherstone recruited Tony Jordan to develop it into a workable proposal. See more »

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Mickey 'Bricks' Stone: [repeated line, by various characters] You can't con an honest man.
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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #17.30 (2012) See more »

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Why should the Brits have all the fun???
21 July 2006 | by (Camilla, GA) – See all my reviews

Thank God that AMC saw the light and, in conjunction with the BBC, allowed us "Yanks" to view one of the coolest shows to come on the scene in decades. When AMC initially aired trailers for it two years ago, I intended on checking it out because of Robert Vaughn, a actor that I've admired since his "Man from U.N.C.L.E. days and the sole American in the cast. However, its airing and my schedule could not get "in sync".

It was until this third season that I started watching the show and what a pleasure each and every installment has been. The cast is flawless: Adrian Lester is authoritative and classy as leader "Mickey"; Marc Warren brings the right persona as "Danny," the "eager beaver" neophyte; Vaughn, of course, is perfect as "Albert," the senior grifter of the group; Jaime Murray holds her own as the sole female member of the quintet, providing the sexual allure but equally adept at the art of con; and Robert Glenister's "Ash" is the group's "jack of all trades," the one that stages and sets up the elaborate situations and locations for the respective "stings".

Major kudos must be given to creator Tony Jordan, as well as Bharat Nalluri for providing the idea.

The story lines are enthralling and the occasional "winks" at and asides to the audience are brilliantly executed, adding to the "tongue in cheek" flair of the show.

The cinematography is such that London has never looked better and hipper. The wardrobe budget must be astronomical because each of the principals gets to "dress to the nines."

It's too bad that because the show is an "import," it's not likely to be eligible for Emmy consideration.

It is truly deserving.

For those of us old enough to remember, there was a short-lived American show in the 60's called "The Rogues," starring the stellar cast of Charles Boyer, David Niven, Gig Young, Robert Coote, Gladys Cooper, and a young Larry Hagman.

Not since that show has "conning" been such fun...until "Hustle"


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