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The Sweeney 

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Jack Regan and George Carter are hard-edged detectives in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police. They pursue villains by methods which are underhanded and often illegal, frequently violent and - more often than not - successful.
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4   3   2   1  
1978   1976   1975   1974  
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Series cast summary:
John Thaw ...  Det. Insp. Jack Regan 53 episodes, 1975-1978
Dennis Waterman ...  Det. Sgt. George Carter 53 episodes, 1975-1978
Garfield Morgan ...  Det. Chief Insp. Frank Haskins 45 episodes, 1975-1978
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Jack Regan and George Carter are hard-edged detectives in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police (called "the Sweeney" from the Cockney rhyming slang "Sweeney Todd" = "Flying Squad"). They pursue villains by methods which are underhanded and often illegal, frequently violent and - more often than not - successful. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

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One actor and one actress with the real-life name of Sweeney appeared on this show. George Sweeney (season three, episode five, "Taste of Fear" and season three, episode thirteen, "On the Run") and Maureen Sweeney (season three, episode two, "In From the Cold"). See more »

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Featured in The Greatest: 100 Greatest TV Characters (2001) See more »

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"Get Your Trousers On-Your Nicked!"
3 May 2003 | by Big Movie FanSee all my reviews

"Get Your Trousers On-Your Nicked!", was the quote from this highly popular series which ran from the 70's to the early 80's.

The late great John Thaw played Detective Inspector Jack Regan and was joined by Dennis Waterman as Detective Sergeant George Carter, they were both detectives for New Scotland Yard.

Don't look for too much character development in this show. It's all about car chases, fights, gunshots and the like. It was the perfect show for testosterone driven males like myself who were only interested in action. D.I. Regan and D.S. Carter were two tough sons of guns-they engaged in fistfights routinely and couldn't stop drinking. They took absolutely no notice of the rulebook and did whatever they pleased.

The 70's were a great time for action shows and this a fantastic show, well worth a serious look.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1974 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Deckname Sweeney See more »

Filming Locations:

Battersea, London, England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(53 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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