9:30pm – Saturday, June 16 on ABC1
On tonight’s episode of Hustle, Albert (Robert Vaughan) is in Chinatown to close a deal with Phil and his brother -in-law Charlie (Velibor Topic).
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-in-law’s cash by the end of the week, or else… Can the team con half a million to save Albert’s bacon.
First they need a mark, and quick! Fortunately, Sean (Matt Di Angelo) has found Luke Baincross (Simon Day)a wannabe playboy with a huge country mansion. Baincross Hall houses an Indian art collection, including a life-sized gold tiger worth ten million pounds.
Emma (Kelly Adams) is sent in to capture his attention with the hope they can steal the tiger, have Luke fake an insurance claim and pay the team a fee of half a million to get Albert out of trouble.
They manage to convince Luke to lend the tiger to a major museum, which would make it easier for them to steal. The only catch is that the tiger must end up in the gallery and not in the museum’s impenetrable vault, otherwise the team would have no chance of stealing it. With Mickey (Adrian Lester) having no plan B, they may be skating on thin ice.