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BBC ONE re-commissions hit drama Hustle for a second series


Category : TV Drama
Date : 17.03.2004
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"Engaging, well-acted, snappily directed drama" - Times

 

"Hustle could prove to be one of those tempting, enriching propositions presented by a bunch of irresistible rogues, and impossible to turn down" - Daily Mail

 

"Style-wise, it's on nodding terms with just about every conman caper movie" - Daily Star

 

Hustle, BBC ONE's new hit drama about con artists with a conscience, has been re-commissioned by BBC ONE Controller Lorraine Heggessey and Gareth Neame, BBC Head of Drama Independent Commissioning, for a second series, it was announced today.

 

Starring Adrian Lester, Marc Warren, Robert Vaughn, Robert Glenister and Jaime Murray, Hustle has received strong viewing figures since the transmission of the first episode on Tuesday 24 February, averaging an audience of 6.2 million for the first three episodes and a peak audience share of more than 30%.

 

Hustle, made by Kudos Film and Television (Spooks), is an action-packed blend of humour and intrigue, which follows the fortunes of a group of expert con artists let loose on the streets of London.

 

It attracted a whole host of talented and well respected names as guest artists for the first series such as Robert Pugh and Orla Brady (who have already been seen on screen).

 

David Walliams, Tamzin Outhwaite and David Haig feature in forthcoming episodes.

 

The new series will once again be written by EastEnders' chief storyline consultant, Tony Jordan.

 

Hustle will be produced by Karen Wilson and executive produced by Jane Featherstone, Simon Crawford Collins and Gareth Neame.

 

Filming is due to start in late Summer 2004 and will hit TV screens next year.

 

The remaining three episodes of series one are due to transmit on Tuesdays - 16, 23, 30 March - at 9.00pm on BBC ONE.



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