BBC1 from Friday, 6 January, 9pm
Fans of Tony Jordan’s cheeky grifter series will be saddened by news that this is the last outing for Hustle. The opener has the usual trademark slickness and wit as the gang take on gold fraudster Dexter Gold (played by Paterson Joseph).
Hustle has been going since 2004 and there has been a lot of fun along the way – remember Marc Warren and Adrian Lester running naked through Trafalgar Square? And it’s been great to see Robert Vaughn on such charming form.
The last series should be a fitting finale with cameos – including Liverpool FC legend Ian Rush in the opener, and the return of Jaime Murray as Stacie Monroe in the final episode, which is promised to be the con to end all cons.
Many will miss it, but just remember, 20th Century Fox has the film rights and Tony Jordan is working on a film script. You never know…
Five new dramas to look out for in 2012
Hit and Miss, Sky Atlantic
Chloe Sevigny, Peter Wight, Jonas Armstrong
This is one of the most interesting looking crime dramas for 2012. Chloe Sevigny plays Mia, a contract killer with a secret – she's a transgender woman.
Melissa George, Adam Rayner
In a joint production with HBO, Kudos – makers of the now decommissioned Spooks – are producing this international espionage series. Nemesis is an eight-parter starring Grey's Anatomy and Alias actress Melissa George.
Inside Men, BBC1
Steven Mackintosh, Ashley Walters, Warren Brown
Three employees of a security depot plan and execute a multi-million pound cash heist.
The Scapegoat, ITV1
Matthew Rhys, Eileen Atkins, Sheridan Smith, Jodhi May
Daphne du Maurier's dark story of switched identities could be a real treat. Set in 1952 as England prepares for the Coronation, John Standing and Johnny Spence (both played by Matthew Rhys, who stars in the US series Brothers and Sisters) meet in a station bar.
Line of Duty, BBC2
Vicky McClure, Martin Compston, Lennie James, Gina McKee, Neil Morrissey
In this cat-and-mouse thriller about modern policing, This Is England's Vicky McClure is a detective constable who, with detective sergeant Steve Arnott (Compston) are part of an anti-corruption unit investigating a popular and successful officer.