Hustle: Season 2

19/09/2005
  |  Buy to Own: 19/09/2005
  |  350 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

All six episodes from the second season of the BBC drama series following the fortunes of a gang of five London-based expert con artists: Mickey 'Bricks' Stone (Adrian Lester), Albert Stroller (Robert Vaughn), Stacie Monroe (Jaime Murray), Danny Blue (Marc Warren) and Ash Morgan (Robert Glenister). In 'Gold Mine', Mickey, Danny, Albert, Ash and Stacie return from a well-earned break to discover that old time grifter Harry Holmes (Ronald Pickup) has been banged up. After attempting to con ruthless property developer Howard Jennings, Holmes may be in for a long stretch. Jennings has been stung before and won't be out-smarted by anyone - or so he thinks. In 'Confessions', the gang are on the verge of completing a job but Albert's gone AWOL. When he finally appears it's all too late because 'the mark' has pulled out - but Albert has a new plan. After spotting Johnny Keyes - a prominent restaurateur with a notorious gangland background - in a church, he goes undercover as a priest to hear Keyes' confession. In 'The Lesson', Danny has found a potential new member of the gang, Trevor. He's a short con artist and very good at what he does, but he targets the elderly and the poor as well as the greedy. Danny threatens to walk if the gang won't give Trevor a chance, so they reluctantly trust Danny's instincts. But is the gang finally going to end up being conned themselves? In 'Missions', the team's plan to con an auction house with a comic book forgery goes awry when corrupt copper Sam Phillips (Fay Ripley) decides she wants in on the play. In 'Old Acquaintance', when Stacie claps eyes on her estranged husband Jake (Max Beesley) who left her five years ago taking everything she owned with him, she's certain he is to be the gang's next mark. Having graduated from the short con world to the professional poker circuit he's good and he won't be an easy target. Finally in 'Eye Of The Beholder', Mickey's got a plan and this one is like no other: they're going to steal the Crown Jewels! Initially, the gang assume Mickey is joking - they are not thieves but Mickey asks them to trust him and so they reluctantly agree to the elaborate con. This will be the biggest challenge they'll ever undertake, but Mickey's convinced they're good enough to pull it off.

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