This one-off TV play became the pilot episode of the British police series 'The Sweeney', and introduced the tough detective Jack Regan, whose hard, unconventional methods of detection bring him more trouble from his bosses than from criminals. Written by
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After Cowley is run over, there is a shot of his warrant card when a witness to the collision takes it from his pocket. The card says his name is "Alan Cowley". However in the later scene when Regan goes to break the news to Cowley's grandmother, Cowley is referred to as "Tom". See more
[Regan has just arrested Dale for murdering Mallory and Cowley. He looks at the tax disc on Dale's car
Det. Insp. Jack Regan
This stinking heap is licensed till March. It's April the twentieth. I'll have you for that, an' all!
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