The Sweeney

The Sweeney

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The Sweeney is a 1970s British television police drama focusing on two members of the Flying Squad, a branch of the Metropolitan Police specialising in tackling armed robbery and violent crime in London. The programme's title derives from Sweeney Todd, which is Cockney rhyming slang for "Flying Squad". The programme was shot entirely on 16mm film by Thames Television's film division, Euston Films. It originally aired on ITV between 2 January 1975 and 28 December 1978 in the 9-10pm weekday slot with repeated showings at the same time until the early 1980s. It starred John Thaw as Detective Inspector Jack Regan, and Dennis Waterman as his partner Detective Sergeant George Carter. Such was its popularity in the UK that it spawned two theatrically released feature film spin-offs, Sweeney! and Sweeney 2.

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Crew: Ian Kennedy Martin

Country: GB

Studio: ITV

Runtime: 60:50 minutes

Quality: HD

First air date: Jan 02, 1975

Last air date: Dec 28, 1978

Episode: 53 Episode

Season: 4 Season

IMDb: 3.4

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