Gold Mine
Series 02, Episode 01
Hustle Gold Mine
Air Date March 29, 2005
Mark(s) Howard Jennings
Writer Tony Jordan
Previous The Last Gamble
Next Confessions

Gold Mine was the first episode of the second series which aired on March 29th 2005.

Synopsis Edit

Harry Holmes, an old time grifter, is nailed by a cocky property developer, a man who thinks he can't be conned and has a habit of sending con men to jail.

Despite Mickey and Albert declaring the man untouchable, Danny makes a 50 pence bet with Mickey that the developer can be conned. Danny's plan: to convince a savvy property developer that a worthless piece of property in the heart of London is sitting on top of a literal gold mine. When the con begins to unravel at the 11th hour, it is left to the more experienced Mickey to rescue the situation and keep everybody out of jail.

Full Plot Edit

Mickey, Danny, Albert, Ash and Stacie return from a well-earned break to discover that old time grifter Harry Holmes (played by Ronald Pickup) has been banged up. After attempting to con ruthless property developer, Howard Jennings (played by Charlie Creed Miles), Holmes may be in for a long stretch.

Jennings has been stung before and won't be out-smarted by anyone - or so he thinks..... Danny's eager to take Jennings on, but the team don't share his enthusiasm. Convinced he can pull it off, Danny makes a bet with Mickey for a mere 50p. But Mickey is worried by Danny's insistence of throwing tried and tested tradition to the wind. With a little help from Stacie, Danny is struck by inspiration and prepares the most outrageous con that they've ever engineered. They're going to sell Jennings a gold mine - in London. Using a genuine discovery of Bronze Age gold artefacts in London, the gang concoct a myth about these artefacts being sourced from a secret mine under London's streets.

As the scam unfolds, it appears that Jennings is falling head first into their trap. But at the crucial last stage Jennings decides to conduct his own tests on the land they are attempting to sell him - the team look to Danny for plan B, but has his harebrained scheme actually accounted for one?