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"The Sweeney" (1975) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1975-1978

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Release Date:
2 January 1975 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
British police series which revolutionised the genre on UK television in the mid 1970s. Jack Regan (see... See more »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
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(166 articles)
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The anachronisms fall away and leave... See more (18 total) »

Cast

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John Thaw ... Det. Insp. Jack Regan (53 episodes, 1975-1978)

Dennis Waterman ... Det. Sgt. George Carter (53 episodes, 1975-1978)
Tony Allen ... Bill the Driver / ... (40 episodes, 1975-1978)
Garfield Morgan ... Det. Chief Insp. Frank Haskins (39 episodes, 1975-1978)
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Series Directed by
Tom Clegg (14 episodes, 1975-1978)
Douglas Camfield (6 episodes, 1975-1978)
David Wickes (6 episodes, 1975-1978)
Terry Green (5 episodes, 1975-1978)
Mike Vardy (4 episodes, 1975-1978)
William Brayne (4 episodes, 1975-1976)
Ted Childs (2 episodes, 1975)
Jim Goddard (2 episodes, 1975)
Viktors Ritelis (2 episodes, 1975)
Christopher Menaul (2 episodes, 1976-1978)
Sid Roberson (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Writing credits
Ian Kennedy Martin (53 episodes, 1975-1978)
Trevor Preston (11 episodes, 1975-1978)
Roger Marshall (8 episodes, 1975-1978)
Ranald Graham (6 episodes, 1975-1978)
Troy Kennedy-Martin (6 episodes, 1975-1978)
Ted Childs (4 episodes, 1978)
Tony Hoare (3 episodes, 1976-1978)
Andrew Wilson (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
Ray Jenkins (2 episodes, 1975)
Allan Prior (2 episodes, 1975)
Richard Harris (2 episodes, 1976-1978)

Series Produced by
Ted Childs .... producer (53 episodes, 1975-1978)
Mary Morgan .... associate producer (53 episodes, 1975-1978)
Lloyd Shirley .... executive producer (53 episodes, 1975-1978)
George Taylor .... executive producer (53 episodes, 1975-1978)
 
Series Cinematography by
Dusty Miller (24 episodes, 1975-1978)
Norman G. Langley (22 episodes, 1975-1978)
Roy Pointer (6 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Film Editing by
John S. Smith (26 episodes, 1975-1978)
Chris Burt (17 episodes, 1975-1976)
Ian Toynton (9 episodes, 1975-1978)
 
Series Casting by
Lesley De Pettit (26 episodes, 1975)
Marilyn Johnson (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Art Direction by
William Alexander (22 episodes, 1975-1976)
Jack Robinson (6 episodes, 1975)

Martin Atkinson (unknown episodes)
Terry Parr (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Michael Morris .... makeup artist (28 episodes, 1975-1976)
Stephanie Kaye .... hair stylist / hairdresser (24 episodes, 1975)
Stephanie K. Gillott .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1975)
Mary Sturgess .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1976)

Eddie Knight .... makeup artist (unknown episodes, 1978)
 
Series Production Management
Nick Gillott .... production manager (26 episodes, 1975)
Laurie Greenwood .... production manager / production supervisor (2 episodes, 1976-1978)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Murray .... assistant director (15 episodes, 1974-1978)
Bill Westley .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1975-1976)
Derek Whitehurst .... assistant director (11 episodes, 1975)
Ray Corbett .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1975)
David Bracknell .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1976)
Eamonn Duffy .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1975)
Stuart Freeman .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1975)
Bob Wilkins .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 1978)

Christopher Newman .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Roger Bowles .... assistant art director (22 episodes, 1975-1976)
Martin Atkinson .... assistant art director (6 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Sound Department
Hugh Strain .... dubbing mixer (53 episodes, 1975-1978)
Tony Dawe .... sound mixer (45 episodes, 1975-1978)
Ian Toynton .... dubbing editor / sound editor (27 episodes, 1975-1978)
Mike Silverlock .... boom operator (15 episodes, 1975-1976)
Peter Compton .... dubbing editor (12 episodes, 1975-1976)
Mike Murr .... sound editor (7 episodes, 1978)
Derek Rye .... sound mixer (7 episodes, 1978)
Clive Smith .... sound editor (6 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Stunts
Peter Brayham .... stunt arranger (18 episodes, 1975-1978)
Chris Webb .... stunt performer (4 episodes, 1975-1978)

Frank Henson .... vehicle stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Maskall .... camera operator (47 episodes, 1975-1978)
Douglas Webb .... still photographer (28 episodes, 1975-1976)
Mike Proudfoot .... camera operator / focus puller (7 episodes, 1975-1978)

Robin McDonald .... focus puller (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Murphy .... wardrobe supervisor / wardrobe (28 episodes, 1975-1976)
 
Series Music Department
Harry South .... composer: title music (53 episodes, 1975-1978)
 
Series Other crew
Marjorie Lavelly .... continuity (13 episodes, 1975)
Doreen Soan .... continuity (13 episodes, 1975)
Phyllis Townshend .... continuity (11 episodes, 1976-1978)
Laurie Greenwood .... location manager (5 episodes, 1975)
Lindsay Vickers .... location manager (4 episodes, 1975)
Eamonn Duffy .... location manager (2 episodes, 1975)
Stuart Freeman .... location manager (2 episodes, 1975)
Stephen Pushkin .... location manager (2 episodes, 1976)

Jack Quarrie .... technical consultant (unknown episodes)
 

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60 min (53 episodes)
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As the series debuted in 1975, the names of the main characters - Carter and Regan - are rather prophetic: the same (or very similar to) as two upcoming presidents of the USA, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.See more »
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What's the jaunty theme music of Stackpole and McGruder, the two Australian con artists?
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
The anachronisms fall away and leave..., 11 June 2007
Author: David Wilkinson from Mexborough, England

On promotional material for 70s US cop series Starsky and Hutch when it was remade, Paul Michael Glaser commented that that series worked because it was first about men, second about cops. The same applies for The Sweeney. Regan and Carter are not perfect, they are not saints, they are not superheroes. They do not solve every crime perfectly. That is why we can relate to them. We watch them and see men like ourselves.

The setting is firmly in the Seventies, with all its period detail. But as with Starsky and Hutch, we see the relationship between men engaged in battle. The dated backdrops fall away and we see the same spirit behind it - an appeal to heroism in an age when this is lacking.

The series is over 30 years old but talks to men today. Therein lies its continued appeal - and success.

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