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1. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

9.1
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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, John Bennett

Votes: 38

2. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)
Episode: The Prisoner (1963)

Drama

8.8
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Not to be confused with the 1967 TV series of the same name (also starring Patrick McGoohan), this adaptation of Bridget Boland's 1954 stage play depicts the conflict between a Cardinal (... See full summary »

Director: Alan Cooke | Stars: Alan Badel, Gary Hope, Patrick McGoohan, Warren Mitchell

Votes: 148

3. Colditz (1972–1974)

50 min | Drama, History, War

8.5
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This grim and claustrophobic drama chronicles the lives of the prisoners in Colditz Castle from the arrival of the first British prisoners after Dunkirk until the liberation of the castle ... See full summary »

Stars: David McCallum, Richard Heffer, Paul Chapman, Jack Hedley

Votes: 474

4. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Bait (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.5
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Regan is staking out vicious robber Vic Tolman and his girl-friend Lyn Hurst, who have stolen the wages from the firm where Lyn worked. A surveillance is in progress on the flat belonging ... See full summary »

Director: Sid Roberson | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, George Sewell, Barbara Ewing

Votes: 33

5. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Poppy (1975)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.5
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Vic Labbett, a violent robber who fled England following a robbery, has now returned from exile but only temporarily. His aim is to pick up the cash from the heist and convert it into ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, James Booth

Votes: 36

6. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Taste of Fear (1976)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.5
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Robert Hargreaves, who has an apparently distinguished military background, joins Regan's team. However, at a raid on a caravan site to capture a gang of ex-soldiers who have carried out a ... See full summary »

Director: David Wickes | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Norman Eshley

Votes: 38

7. The Knock (1994–2000)

Crime, Action, Drama

8.4
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The Knock follows Her Majesty's Customs and Excise officers' lives and their efforts to hunt down the criminals trying to smuggle all sorts of contraband to the UK.

Stars: Steve Toussaint, Caroline Lee-Johnson, Enzo Squillino Jr., Andrew Dunn

Votes: 71

8. Unforgettable: The Sweeney (2012 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary

8.4
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Director: Verity Maidlow | Stars: Martin Glyn Murray, John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Nick Love

Votes: 5

9. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Abduction (1975)

51 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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After Regan gets a tip about an upcoming robbery from a trusted informant, the gang kidnaps his daughter to blackmail him into inaction.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Janet Key

Votes: 41

10. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Contact Breaker (1975)

49 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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After Danny Keever, a convict on weekend release and due for parole, is framed in a bank robbery, Regan works to clear him.

Director: William Brayne | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Warren Clarke

Votes: 43

11. Colditz (1972–1974)
Episode: Missing, Presumed Dead (1972)

Drama, History, War

8.4
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In May 1940 Flight Lieutenant Simon Carter, recently married, argues with his wife Cathy after his influential father-in-law has offered to get him a safe wartime job. He gets into his ... See full summary »

Director: Viktors Ritelis | Stars: David McCallum, Joanna David, Noel Johnson, Roy Boyd

Votes: 23

12. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Thou Shalt Not Kill (1975)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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The day before the start of a new term, the university branch of the National Mercian bank is robbed. Regan and his squad arrive and catch or shoot most of the gang but known killer Wands ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Ronald Lacey

Votes: 39

13. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Golden Fleece (1975)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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Colin MacGruder and Ray Stackpole, two Australians with the theme "Nice 'n' easy does it", commit eleven armed robberies, in each case stealing Kruger Rands purchased from the same firm, ... See full summary »

Director: David Wickes | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Patrick Mower

Votes: 32

14. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Jack or Knave (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Barrie Ingham

Votes: 34

15. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Night Out (1975)

49 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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When the Superintendent finds out that there is a bank robbery in progress on a Saturday afternoon, he assigns Regan to visit an old girlfriend whose apartment is adjacent.

Director: David Wickes | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Mitzi Rogers

Votes: 47

16. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: On the Run (1976)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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Violent psychopath Tim Cook, dubbed 'The Leopard' by the press, escapes from custody on a hospital visit, having vowed to get Regan, who put him away. He is sheltered by ex-cellmate Ian ... See full summary »

Director: David Wickes | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, George Sweeney

Votes: 36

17. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 80

18. Scorpion Tales (1978– )

60 min | Mystery

8.2
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Anthology series of stories "with a sting in the tail."

Stars: Heronimo Sehmi, Anthony Bate, Tony Britton, Lynn Farleigh

Votes: 6

19. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Chalk and Cheese (1975)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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Giles Nunn and Carrie Selhurst are an upper crust couple who, partly for kicks and for the profits, commit highway robbery in lonely country lanes, along with the lower class boy Tommy ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Green | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Shane Briant

Votes: 36

20. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: In from the Cold (1976)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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Some years earlier Billy Medhurst shot and crippled police sergeant Eddie Jackson before escaping to Spain. Now he is back and Regan is determined to nail him. Haskins advises against ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Green | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Anthony Heaton

Votes: 35

21. Special Branch (1969–1974)
Episode: Intercept (1974)

Action, Crime

8.2
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The Special Branch team face a quandary. Why should Morales, a foreign VIP whose help is vital to Britain, turn out to be as dubious as the thugs who relieve him of a fortune in diamonds? Craven is given the job of finding out.

Director: William Brayne | Stars: George Sewell, Paul Eddington, Susan Jameson, Walter Gotell

Votes: 6

22. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Messenger of the Gods (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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A hung-over Regan pulls local Lothario Lukey Sparrow for his part in the theft of thirty thousand pounds worth of mercury. The boy has an alibi - he was in bed with a married woman, but ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Green | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Diana Dors, Malcolm McFee

Votes: 43

23. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Money, Money, Money (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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Eddie Monk has been straight for some years and he and his wife are good friends to Regan. He wins the pools but is blackmailed over a robbery for which he was never caught eleven years ... See full summary »

Director: Sid Roberson | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Edward Judd

Votes: 32

24. The Sweeney (1975–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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British police TV series which revolutionized the genre on UK television in the mid-1970s starring John Thaw as a hard-edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police.

Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

Votes: 1,119

25. Redcap (1964–1966)

60 min

8.1
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The cases & adventures of tough Sergeant John Mann, officer of Her Majesty's Royal Military Police Special Investigation Branch.

Stars: John Thaw, Keith Barron, David Battley, John Horsley

Votes: 25

26. Call the Cops (2008 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Documentary

8.1
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In-depth examination of police dramas through the history of television, and how they compare with their real-life counterparts.

Stars: Marc Warren, Ian Kennedy Martin, Troy Kennedy-Martin, Dick Fiddy

Votes: 7

27. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Country Boy (1975)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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An armed gang kidnap telephone engineer Ronald Peters and hold him in an empty house, using his expertise to trigger off false alarms in some banks, diverting the police whilst the gang rob... See full summary »

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Robert Swann

Votes: 33

28. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Faces (1975)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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A masked gang robs a security van and Carter's informant names ex-soldier Tober as its leader. Regan trails the gang to their junk shop hide-out where they plot their next heist for their ... See full summary »

Director: William Brayne | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Colin Welland

Votes: 37

29. Armchair Cinema (1973– )
Episode: Regan (1974)

77 min | Drama

8.1
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A special branch officer is led a merry dance by gangsters from a London pub and, although he survives a brutal beating 'get rid off this filth,' he subsequently dies. Enter John Thaw's vengeful and unconventional copper 'Regan'.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Lee Montague, Garfield Morgan

Votes: 130

30. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Stay Lucky Eh? (1975)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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Two young villains, Tyson and Jenner, working for gang boss Tony Kirby, are relieved of the spoils of their robbery by a mysterious gun-man, who shoots Jenner in the leg. Nobody knows who ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Peter Vaughan

Votes: 37

31. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Trojan Bus (1975)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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Australian villains Colin MacGruder and Ray Stackpole return to London and steal a bus, posing as its crew. They rob an art dealer travelling on the bus of a Goya painting, which they plan ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Childs | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Patrick Mower

Votes: 40

32. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Bad Apple (1976)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Haskins is concerned that, in an adjacent manor, crooks seem to be getting nicked and then released without charge. Posing as an ex-con Regan follows a lead to the Blue Parrot club, haunt ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Norman Jones

Votes: 32

33. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Lady Luck (1976)

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Middle-class housewife Marcia Edmunds approaches Regan in a pub and, in exchange for sex, supplies the names of the gang who recently robbed a bookies - including that of her husband Martin... See full summary »

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Moira Redmond

Votes: 28

34. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Stoppo Driver (1975)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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After their own getaway driver is killed fleeing police, a gang blackmails a young policeman into being their driver by kidnapping his bride.

Director: Terry Green | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Nicola Pagett

Votes: 49

35. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: The Placer (1975)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Regan adopts a new identity as an ex-con and goes undercover as a truck driver to expose a hijacking ring.

Director: Ted Childs | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Stanley Meadows

Votes: 42

36. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Hard Men (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Dour Scots sergeant Davy Freeth arrives from Glasgow in pursuit of three villains who, he claims, have come to kidnap somebody, but he will say no more, even when one of them is found dead.... See full summary »

Director: Graham Baker | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, James Cosmo, James Warrior

Votes: 38

37. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Hit and Run (1975)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Carter's school-teacher wife Alison is deliberately killed by a hit and run driver whilst posting his football pools. Alison had actually borrowed a coat from Judy, the French mistress, who... See full summary »

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Gary Waldhorn

Votes: 36

38. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Ringer (1975)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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After Regan's car is stolen with invaluable surveillance photos from a stakeout, the thief gives a heads-up to Sweeney's target.

Director: Terry Green | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Ian Hendry

Votes: 79

39. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: The Bigger They Are (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Tycoon Leonard Gold is being blackmailed by Harold Collins, who has a photo of him present at a massacre of civilians in Malaya when he was in the Army twenty-five years earlier. He appeals... See full summary »

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Colin Jeavons, Jenny Runacre

Votes: 34

40. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Victims (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Detective Sergeant Taylor is shot and wounded, and names his informant, Jimmy Park, as pulling the trigger. Regan visits Park's girl-friend Eve, who says that Taylor was corrupt, and gives ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Sheila Reid

Votes: 29

41. The Revenue Men (1967–1968)

50 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Ewen Solon, James Grant, Calum Mill, Luke Neilson

Votes: 5

42. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Loving Arms (1976)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Retired engineer Fred Booth has a very religious but very sick wife and is in need of money. He meets wide boy Artie Ward who pays him to make guns, which Fred genuinely believes to be ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Roy Sone

Votes: 35

43. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Tomorrow Man (1976)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Technophobe Regan is initially all at sea when he comes up against the clever computer expert Tony Gray. Gray is bent on revenge against Dennis Longfield, intending to steal his gold ... See full summary »

Director: David Wickes | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Hurt

Votes: 38

44. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Trust Red (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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A burglar falls to his death from a roof and another gang member, 'Red' Redgrave, feels he should have saved him but his sight is failing. Furthermore his estranged wife is about to marry ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Ronane

Votes: 35

45. The Onedin Line (1971–1980)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.7
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James Onedin marries Anne Webster in order to get his hands on a ship. However the marriage turns out to be one of true love. James is ruthless in his attempt to get a shipping line started... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Gilmore, Jessica Benton, Howard Lang, Mary Webster

Votes: 554

46. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: I Want the Man (1975)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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Informant Popeye is abducted by villain Maynard whilst staking out small-time crook Frankie Little after a jewel theft. Regan pulls Little but agrees to drop charges if Little will go ahead... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 26

47. Colditz (1972–1974)
Episode: Murder? (1973)

Drama, History, War

7.7
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A German corporal is found dead in the camp's parcels room. The German soldiers insist that he committed suicide and want the matter to go no further, to avoid Gestapo intervention. However... See full summary »

Director: Peter Cregeen | Stars: Robert Wagner, David McCallum, Jack Hedley, Edward Hardwicke

Votes: 24

48. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Nightmare (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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A lorry containing cigars is hi-jacked, and the driver and one of the robbers are killed. The gang is, in turn, attacked and wiped out by another, Irish gang, led by Farrell and Flynn, ... See full summary »

Director: David Wickes | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Paul Antrim

Votes: 33

49. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Pay Off (1976)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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Carter is asked by an old flame, Shirley Glass, to try and help her locate her partner Eddie, who has gone missing. Eventually Eddie, a small time crook, is discovered but he is well and ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Dave King

Votes: 31

50. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Queen's Pawn (1975)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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After a high-powered lawyer gets three petty thugs off on a murder charge, Regan is authorized to use whatever means necessary to bring the hoodlums in.

Director: Viktors Ritelis | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Tony Selby

Votes: 47