I liked the summary of their series "The Real Hustle" and review of the scams they demonstrated in that show.
The standards for writing a science paper must be different over there. For example one ordinarily works from published precedents. Citing Cialdini on page 20 of a 22 page paper on methods of achieving compliance and only mentioning one of Mitnick's findings rather than focusing on how to conform his actions to those of street scams seems a little odd to me.
Either way it makes a good publicity piece for the authors and the TV show. Kudos.
Mundus vult decipi -per Caleb Carr's story Killing Time