993 votes


BBC One 2004

From the makers of Spooks and acclaimed writer Tony Jordan comes a slick and stylish new drama. An action-packed blend of humour and intrigue, following the fortunes of a gang of expert cons on the loose in London. They are specialists in the way of the grifter and all are keen to liberate cash from the amoral and undeserving. From faking film sets and expensive paintings to double-crossing the duplicitous head of a bank's security system... THE CON IS ON.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Hustle

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#1 - A Bollywood Dream


Season 3 - Episode 4

One of Albert's long time concierge contacts, Harold, asks Albert to target a man who's caused a lot of suffering in the Asian community - Kulvinda Samar, a greedy sweatshop owner and ardent fan of Bollywood films. The gang agree to use a classic movie-investor con on Samar - given it's Bollywood they'll have a lot to learn, but as ever, they're determined to make it perfect.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Hustle from 88 votes.

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#2 - A Designer's Paradise


Season 4 - Episode 4

Billy finally gets his shot to play the inside man with Danny. Using the "Emperor's New Clothes" as inspiration, the crew are looking to con Clarissa Bartwell, an immoral "fashionista." While exploiting Clarissa's passion for fashion, Billy runs into trouble with someone from his past. Unless Billy can hand over 20,000 pounds, this certain someone threatens to blow their cover. Can Billy keep this threat away long enough to complete the con, or is his first long con going to be his last?

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Hustle from 77 votes.

Hustle - S4E5

#3 - Conning the Artists


Season 4 - Episode 5

Eddie's bar is the "Hustle" crew's hangout and the place to go when celebrating the success of a recent con. Unfortunately, their most recent celebration comes to a grinding halt when they are taken hostage. A man claiming that the gang dishonored his family has come to seek revenge and this time it's not about money - it's personal. Can the grifters negotiate their way out, or have they gone too far and must pay the ultimate sacrifice?

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Hustle from 72 votes.

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#4 - Tiger Troubles


Season 6 - Episode 3

Albert is in Chinatown to close a deal with Phil and his brother-in-law, Charlie. However, Czech Charlie is a notorious hard-man and not one to ever 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 his brother's cash by the end of the week or else! Can the team con half a million to save Albert's bacon?

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Hustle from 78 votes.

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#5 - Signing Up to Wealth


Season 4 - Episode 2

Back on their home turf, the gang set about getting back to business as usual - playing the long con. Porn czar Dickie Brennan has his eye set on owning a prize-winning horse and his ruthless ways make him confident that he'll get what he wants. Of course, the Hustle crew are more than willing to lend a hand, even though they know nothing about horses. Meanwhile, Danny is focused on finding a new grifter to complete the team and begins interviews. Billy Bond isn't giving up on getting noticed and will stop at nothing to join the gang even though Danny has his heart set on a pretty lady member.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Hustle from 85 votes.

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#6 - The Father of Jewels


Season 6 - Episode 4

The gang are just about to close a deal worth 50,000; that is, until Sean is distracted by someone with whom he has a score to settle. He lets the mark walk off with the money while he pursues this man. Emma is shocked to discover that the man is none other than Rex Kennedy, Sean and Emma's dad, who walked out on them 25 years ago.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Hustle from 75 votes.

Hustle - S4E1

#7 - As One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest, One Flew In


Season 4 - Episode 1

The Hustle crew are back, but they are short a man - Mickey Stone. Mickey is off in Australia to pull off a major con and Danny uses this opportunity to prove to everyone that he's capable of being the new boss. Of course Danny's never been shy about taking on a challenge and for his first time as leader, Danny and the gang are off to Los Angeles. The con? To sell the Hollywood sign to a Texan...

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Hustle from 89 votes.

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#8 - Getting Even


Season 4 - Episode 3

Eddie is getting the squeeze and it's up to the "Hustle" gang to set things straight. Although not an official grifter, Eddie is more than a bartender, he's a member of the crew. So when his father is held ransom by the owner of his Father's nursing home - it's personal.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Hustle from 95 votes.

Hustle - S6E5

#9 - Conned Out of Luck


Season 6 - Episode 5

The gang are left in shock as the unthinkable happens - Mickey is conned! Some lowlife rips him off by selling him a useless mobile phone online. According to the age-old laws of grifting, when a grifter is conned he's guaranteed a run of bad luck. What will the gang do if Mickey loses his mojo? They head to Eddie's to drown their sorrows, only to find it heaving with customers. It seems Lady Luck has switched her allegiance and the chums need to do something to restore the balance.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Hustle from 79 votes.

Hustle - S4E6

#10 - Big Daddy Calling


Season 4 - Episode 6

It's back to the US for the crew as they seek some revenge of their own. Mafia boss Johnny Maranzano has beaten up Albert and to settle things the gang decides to pick the apple of Johnny's eye - the Big Daddy fruit machine and its $5 Million dollar jackpot. Las Vegas may be grifter heaven, but it's going to take a miracle to devise a con to steal from a casino that never closes and is under 24/7 security. The stakes are high, because it's not about not getting caught, it's about not getting killed.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Hustle from 82 votes.

Hustle - S5E1
#11 - Return of the Prodigal
Season 5 - Episode 1

Legendary con artist Mickey Bricks is back and the con is on, in more ways than one... After a close brush with the law in Australia, Mickey returns to a changed London to sting a new breed of avaricious marks. Albert, currently detained at her Majesty's pleasure, already has one lined up: a callous young businesswoman, Sara Naismith, and her assistant Aaron. Posing as city traders, Mickey and Ash offer her the chance to join an insider dealing scam. But when the con starts to unravel, has Mickey met his match, or has someone been playing them all?

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Hustle from 93 votes.

Hustle - S5E5
#12 - Politics
Season 5 - Episode 5

Caught out while posing as lawyers, the team promises to save a community centre under threat. Mickey becomes interested in the youth club's plight when it is threatened with demolition. When he discovers that corrupt MP Rhona Christie is involved, he sends Sean into the murky world of politics to investigate, much to Sean's annoyance. Sean is even more annoyed when he catches Mickey and Emma in an intimate embrace. Can the team find a way to expose the deceitful MP and survive their week in politics?

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Hustle from 89 votes.

Hustle - S3E1
#13 - Price For Fame
Season 3 - Episode 1

The team plan to con a violent businessman out of a hundred grand by pretending to be music promoters interested in representing his young son.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Hustle from 80 votes.

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#14 - Diamond Seeker
Season 5 - Episode 4

When a deal goes wrong and the team are left with a priceless diamond, they are forced to take on their most dangerous mark to date. Mickey thinks they can keep the necklace if Emma is willing to trick Toby Baxter, the rich recluse who had it stolen to order. The team put everything in place to back up the fabricated story, but has Emma agreed to the risky plan for the wrong reasons? And if so, will Baxter see through her lies?

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Hustle from 86 votes.

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#15 - The Thieving Mistake
Season 6 - Episode 2

While at the airport seeing Albert off on a trip, the team encounters `Liability' Finch, a hapless friend of Ash who is in hot water with a customs officer and a Russian art collector as a result of a bungled painting theft. Despite being ordered by Mickey to lie low and avoid trouble, Sean sets out to help Finch, with disastrous consequences.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Hustle from 76 votes.

Hustle - S1E5
#16 - A Touch of Class
Season 1 - Episode 5

Desperate for a lucrative con, the team decides to fleece a bitter, rich divorcee but Mickey's feelings for her begin to cloud the issue.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Hustle from 112 votes.

Hustle - S5E3
#17 - Lest Ye Be Judged
Season 5 - Episode 3

Albert is up for parole, and the Grifters decide to con greedy judge Anthony Kent to raise money for his coming home party. Kent was rumoured to have been involved in a gold bullion robbery, but never got his share. Mickey and Emma reignite the case to convince him they know where it is buried, while Ash gives Sean some vital training on a casino con. But with the team unaware Albert is in trouble, will he be waiting for them when they collect him at the prison gates?

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Hustle from 97 votes.

Hustle - S3E5
#18 - The Hustlers News of the Day
Season 3 - Episode 5

After a completely false exposé in a newspaper, one of Stacie's friends attempts suicide out of shame the article caused. To help right this wrong, the Hustle crew decide to take down the men responsible - the editor Frances Owen and reporter Tim Millen. The con? To convince these two muck-rakers that they have the biggest Royal scoop ever and that they'll be making headlines. Of course if Mickey and the gang have their way, their headlines will be a little different than the way they intended.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Hustle from 87 votes.

Hustle - S7E2
#19 - Old Sparks Come New
Season 7 - Episode 2

When Emma finds out that ex-boyfriend Joe Ryan is facing eviction, the team find themselves travelling to Birmingham to take on Georgina Althorp, owner of an unscrupulous moneylending firm. Mickey and the gang set about the ambitious task of selling Georgina a castle and a title - but will she bite? Meanwhile, it seems love is blossoming once more for Emma; are they about to lose one of the team for good?

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Hustle from 63 votes.

Hustle - S3E6
#20 - Law And Corruption
Season 3 - Episode 6

The Hustle crew find themselves under the thumb of DCI York, an unconventional cop set on catching "The Ghost" - the legendary thief Adam Rice. DCI York blackmails the gang into helping him, so they make contact with Rice and talk their way into his latest scam. While stealing from a country-house, they try to arrange for Rice to get caught red-handed. Can the Hustle gang escape this dodgy copper, or will York nick them all?

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Hustle from 83 votes.

Last updated: jan 11, 2021



Hands down, the best TV series I ever watch.


So awesome, they're like Ocean's Eleven!


this is at top notch show. Great plots and acting and very enjoyable to watch.


Entertaining, but mediocre. There is no over-arching story, which is not not my cup of tea. Well-acted, however I'm not too impressed with the plots. I'm 4 seasons in and there's literally zero character development.


My guilty pleasure. Too bad it is not available for streaming anywhere online :"( In serious need for re binge.

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