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Series 5

25 :05x01 - Return of the Prodigal

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?
Guest Stars: Bill Bailey (1) as Cyclops | Jonny Phillips as Neil Ryder | David Kennedy (1) as Rory | Gary Cargill as Peter | Steve Hope Wynne as Roger Levell | Andrew Greenough as Restaurant Manager | Leena Dhingra as Martha | Chris David Storer as Obnoxious Man | Elizabeth Croft as Young Woman | David Semark as Gary | Tom Kanji as City Trader | Lucy Drive as Receptionist | Andrew Care as Hotel Guest
Director: James Strong
Writer: Tony Jordan

26 :05x02 - New Recruits

With a new crew in place, Mickey decides to con intellectual property experts Carlton and Harry, whose ruthless business practices have led to a suicide.

Posing as a hot new PR company, Mickey and Emma sell the pair a gimmick to promote the 'Spider's Web', a security device for precious works of art.

Naturally the con artists have a hidden agenda, but when rookie grifter Sean messes up a simple task, will Mickey regret taking on someone so green to play the long cons?
Guest Stars: Adam James as Carlton Wood | John Macmillan as Harry Fielding | Paul Herbert (2) as Paul Fowler | Nicholas Bruckman as P.R. Man | Amelia Saberwal as Reporter | Guy Williams (2) as Gallery Manager | Greg Bennett as City Businessman | Lizanne Tulip as May
Director: James Strong
Writer: Tony Jordan

27 :05x03 - Lest Ye Be Judged

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?

Source: BBC
Director: Julian Simpson

28 :05x04 - Diamond Seeker

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?
Director: Julian Simpson

29 :05x05 - Politics

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?

30 :05x06 - The Road Less Travelled

The team hope to con upper-class twit Alfie Baron, but all is not as it seems. Alfie is the plant of aggrieved former mark Carlton Wood, who is determined to get his own back. Seeing a straightforward con, Ash convinces Mickey that Sean is ready to play the inside, and the team set about gathering all their savings as they plan to take Alfie for millions. As Sean lays down a one million pound convincer, their largest ever, could this be the end for the team?

Source: BBC
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: BBC one ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Fridays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: February 24, 2004
Ended: February 17, 2012
Episode Order: 6
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