The BEST seasons of Hustle

Every season of Hustle ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best seasons of Hustle!

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.

Last Updated: 6/27/2022Network: BBC One
Season 3
5 votes

#1 - Season 3

First Aired 3/10/2006

All five of the lead actors again reprised their roles in the third series. The series premiered on 10 March 2006, running until 14 April. In the wake of the equally successful second series, the BBC took Hustle to the American market, securing a licensing deal with AMC. In addition to exclusive broadcast rights to the first and second series in the United States, AMC also took the position of co-production partner on the third series, already in pre-production, with the option to take the same position on a fourth series. The first two series premiered in the US in January 2006 on AMC.

Season 6
4 votes

#2 - Season 6

First Aired 1/4/2010

Series Six started 4 January 2010. All of the fifth series cast returned with production that moved to Birmingham, despite the show retaining its London setting. The series once again consisted of 6 episodes.

Season 8
5 votes

#3 - Season 8

First Aired 1/13/2012

The eighth series started airing on 13 January 2012 on BBC1 at 9 pm after being pushed back from 6 January. Creator Tony Jordan said that it would be the last series for at least a while; later, the BBC announced that there would not be a series 9. Jaime Murray and Marc Warren returned to their roles as Stacie Monroe and Danny Blue, respectively, for the final episode.

Season 1
14 votes

#4 - Season 1

First Aired 2/24/2004

The first episode of Hustle was broadcast on BBC One on 24 February 2004, driven by a strong advertising campaign organised by Abbott Mead Vickers, surrounding its slogan, "the con is on". The programme was an immediate success, attracting over 6.7 million viewers, and attracting favourable reviews.

Season 7
4 votes

#5 - Season 7

First Aired 1/7/2011

The seventh series of Hustle began airing on 7 January 2011. All main cast members from series 6 reprised their roles. This was the second series to be filmed in Birmingham, the fourth in HD and the third series featuring all of the current cast. Series 7 was the most watched series yet, with viewing figures reaching 7.2 million.

Season 2
7 votes

#6 - Season 2

First Aired 3/29/2005

In response to the extremely positive reaction, the BBC recommissioned the show for a second series on 17 March 2004, after just three episodes had aired. The second series was broadcast on BBC One from 29 March 2005, to a first-night audience of 6.7 million.

Season 5
6 votes

#7 - Season 5

First Aired 1/8/2009

Series Five debuted on 8 January 2009 with the return of Adrian Lester, the departure of cast members Marc Warren and Jaime Murray, and the arrival of Matt Di Angelo and Kelly Adams as their replacements.

Season 4
7 votes

#8 - Season 4

First Aired 4/18/2007

With the backing of AMC, a fourth series of Hustle was virtually guaranteed, and by late 2006 it was clear that the cable network was taking a commanding role in the show's development.