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|Full Show Summary: This British Television Drama was made by Kudos Film and Television and aired in 2004 on the BBC. This drama was created with a goal of not only having a hit show, but also to help it’s viewers to recognize a con or scam. Con men and Scam artists have become even more crafty with their techniques and rouses and have been able to continue to con many throughout the ages. Adrian Lester describes in a documentary video, the difference between a long con and common confidence tricks that con artists practice regularly. Long cons tend to work so well because the person being conned often does not even realize that they have been a victim of con. Through misdirection and hidden plot most episodes amount to a confidence game played upon the viewers. These hidden plots and misdirection are revealed at the end of each episode to show the viewers how easy it is to become misdirected and conned. You will also encounter was is called cutaway scenes. This is when one or a few of the characters seem to stop time, during this time the characters speak to one another or to the audience and discuss the con that is taking place. Each episode of Hustle is new and involves new players to the game, the only characters that tend to remain the same are the con men themselves. However even though these are stand alone shows there have been a few times that something happening in one show will continue into another. Examples of this are the ongoing struggle between Mickey and his wife, which wanted a divorce, and the settlement that went along with that. There was Billy’s gradual transition into the team, and also a time that the team had to vacate their hotel, because they had been caught using a fake credit card.|
Last Episode, 17 February 2012: Season 8, Episode 6: The Con is OffMickey beleives that he has found the ultimate mark in multi-millionaire businessman Madani Wasem.
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