Series 5 - 1. The (Very) Big Bird Job

The (Very) Big Bird Job
Radio Times
Review by:
David Brown

Cary Elwes is the first bad guy of the new season. He’s an airline CEO who says things like “Ha ha ha, you’re a funny guy” in a menacing manner. It’s quite appropriate that the squad from Mission Improbable should try to bring him down. Their plan? Tricking him into stealing Howard Hughes’s Spruce Goose. Their method? Getting Gina Bellman to do lots of comedy accents before the team rolls out some convoluted ruse that wouldn’t look out of place on Beadle’s About. Luckily, the whole thing’s just about fun enough for us to go along with it.

About this programme

1/15. The Leverage team goes after a global aviation executive and as part of their con they must convince him that they can lay their hands on Howard Hughes's vintage aircraft, `The Spruce Goose'. Starring Timothy Hutton, Christian Kane and Gina Bellman.

Cast and crew


Nathan Ford
Timothy Hutton
Eliot Spencer
Christian Kane
Sophie Devereaux
Gina Bellman
Alec Hardison
Aldis Hodge
Beth Riesgraf
Damien Moreau
Goran Visnjic
The Italian
Elisabetta Canalis