YEAR: 2006-2012 | LENGTH: 11 seasons plus specials – 107 episodes in total (30 minutes each)
DESCRIPTION: The Real Hustle is a BBC television series made by Objective Productions and written by Alexis Conran and Paul Wilson. The show demonstrates confidence and magic tricks ,distraction scams and proposition bets performed on members of the public by Conran, Wilson with “sexy swindler” Jessica-Jane Clement. From series 10, entitled “New Recruits”, Jazz Lintott and Polly Parsons joined the hustlers.
Several episodes of the series state that all marks have been genuinely hoodwinked, and that any money lost is returned to them after filming. The BBC’s website states that “The marks featured in the show have no idea they are being scammed. They have either been set up by friends and family or think they are taking part in a different TV show.” – source
(Celebrity Con Games).
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