Hustle: The Complete Third Season (2004)
Wednesday 10th January 2007
The con is back on! Hustle, the slick and stylish BBC drama series following the exploits of London's finest con artist collective returns to DVD when Warner Home Video releases The Complete Third Season on 5th March 2007.
Hustle is the ultra-slick and stylish show in which five expert London con artists combine their different talents to pull off a series of daring and intricate stings against the greedy, the morally corrupt and those who thoroughly deserve to get stung! The crew only targets the bad guys and is strictly major league - so no conning little old ladies out of their savings. London's seediest and most stylish locations form their playground as this is where the best marks can be found: remember, the first rule of Hustle is that it is impossible to con an honest person.
The original Hustle team gets together one more time for Season Three: Mickey (Adrian Lester), master of the dying art of the long con and godfather of the gang; Danny (Marc Warren), young, hungry and determined to prove he's got what it takes; Albert (Robert Vaughn), the most experienced member of the team and the best in the business at identifying the 'mark'; Ash (Robert Glenister), an expert 'fixer' crucial in establishing each con's convincing back story; and the beautiful, seductive, streetwise Stacie (Jaime Murray). In addition to the regular stars of Hustle, Season Three also includes memorable guest-star performances from talents as diverse as Mel Smith, Linford Christie, Sara Cox, Richard Chamberlain, Paul Kaye and Paul Nicholls.
Fans of the show, which drew an average on 5.8million viewers when shown on BBC1, will recognise even more of Hustle's signature dream sequences, freeze frames and fantasy set-pieces in Season Three. Used to explain and enhance the cons as they happen, these scenes are shot with the very highest production values and give the show its unmistakeably slick appearance: the Bollywood dance sequence, the parachute drop and Danny and Mickey running naked across Trafalgar Square are all classic Hustle moments. Also included on the season 3 DVD is the featurette It's Just Like Playing, in which the cast drop their tough-guy Hustle personas to chat informally about their filming experiences, favourite scenes, their closeness as a group and the difficulties posed by the very challenging Hustle filming schedule.
- It's Just Like Playing featurette - a cast Q&A with Adrian Lester, Marc Warren, Jaime Murray, Robert Glenister and Robert Vaughn (18 minutes)
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.