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Tiger Troubles 

When Albert finds himself half a million pounds in debt to the far from refined Czech Charlie, following a poker game, and needs to get the money in under a week, a mark is sought in ... See full summary »



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Episode credited cast:
Simon Day ...
Luke Baincross
Miss Baboor
Jack Bennett ...
Security Guard
Walter Hall ...
Mr. Hodge
Frank Fitzpatrick ...
Truck Driver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carol Cummings ...
Museum Guide (as Carol Bunting)
John Robinson ...
Gentleman's Club Member


When Albert finds himself half a million pounds in debt to the far from refined Czech Charlie, following a poker game, and needs to get the money in under a week, a mark is sought in earnest to provide the cash. The gang seize upon Luke Baincross, choleric playboy, tax dodger and womanizer, who has inherited a country house and a vast collection of Indian art, the centre-piece being a jewel-encrusted tiger which he would like to sell but cannot due to a clause in a family trust. For a fee the hustlers agree to steal the tiger whilst it is on loan to a museum so that Luke can collect the insurance, but maximum security abounds at both Luke's house and the museum, forcing a complicated plan to swap the real tiger for a dummy one. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery



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18 January 2010 (UK)  »

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When the mark is given the Sanskrit note planted by Ash with his remote care, he refers to an Arabic translation book. Arabic is a semitic language entirely unrelated to the Indo-European language that is Sanskrit. See more »

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Trouble with tigers
19 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having been a bit disappointed with the previous episode I was pleased to find the series back on form here. Things seem to be going well for Albert until the target of his latest con dies and his friend a notorious gangster tells him he has a few days to pay the money Albert claimed to have earned. This presents a problem as he doe not have half a million pounds handy. The team set out to find a suitable target who deserves to be relieved of such a large amount. The find one in the form of an obnoxious character who has a large collection of art and valuables including a gold tiger worth ten million pounds; he would like to sell it but conditions of his father's will means that he can't. This is were Mickey and his team come in; offering to steal it so that he can claim on the insurance, this they will do for a fee of half a million pounds. There are still problems, the owner is on an insurance black list so any theft from the house will be very thoroughly investigated. Luckily a museum has been trying to borrow the tiger so the owner is persuaded to loan it them in perpetuity... now the team just has to steal it from the most secure vault in London.

The regular cast all did a great job and Simon Day was good enough as the unpleasant Luke Baincross, owner of the tiger, in another programme I'd consider his performance a bit over the top but here it worked okay. As always when it is revealed how they performed the con it is a little far fetched but that is part of the fun of the series.

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