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The Sweeney

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.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom ITV1 (1975 - 1978)
Schedule: Thursdays (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: DramaActionCrime
Episodes ordered: 14 episodes
Created by: Ian Kennedy Martin

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Previous Episode

Jack or Knave

Episode 4x14; Dec 28, 1978

A security guard is murdered during a payroll snatch. The local police force under Chief Superintendent Canning have no luck in catching the robbers and Canning is reluctant to work with Regan when the Sweeney are called in, frequently clashing with

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
4x14: Jack or KnaveDec 28, 1978
4x13: VictimsDec 14, 1978
4x12: Latin LadyNov 30, 1978
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Extra Details

Also known as:
  • Летучий отряд Скотланд-Ярда (Russian Federation Russian Federation)
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