The Sweeney


Network: ITV (United Kingdom)
Premiered: 02.January.1975
Status: Ended

"The Sweeney" was one of the finest British police series of the mid 1970s. Jack Regan is a hard edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan police (called 'the Sweeney' from the Cockney rhyming slang 'Sweeney Todd' = 'Flying Squad"). He pursues villains by methods which are underhand, often illegal, frequently violent, and more often than not, successful.

George Carter - Dennis Waterman
Det. Chief Supt. Maynon - Morris Perry
DC Jimmy Thorpe - Martyn Read
Jack Regan - John Thaw
Frank Haskins - Garfield Morgan
DS Tom Daniels - John Alkin
Bill the Driver - Tony Allen

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