The Sweeney: Season 1, Episode 8

Cover Story (20 Feb. 1975)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Comedy | Crime
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It's unclear whether a beautiful crime reporter is involved with a criminal gang or just a catspaw.



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Episode cast overview:
Garfield Morgan ...
Prunella Gee ...
Sandy Williams
Bernadette Milnes ...
Maureen Whittle
Michael McStay ...
Eric - Nightclub Manager
Mike Savage ...
James Marcus ...
Thali Kouri ...
The Maid (as Thalia Kouri)
Los Gitanos ...
Flamenco Artistes


Unimpressed by the writings of crime journalist Sandy Williams, Regan assumes that it is a man and is pleasantly surprised when Sandy turns out to be an attractive and intelligent young woman. There is even romance in the air between them. However, she may or may not be implicated in criminal goings-on and needs to be followed. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama





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20 February 1975 (UK)  »

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During the time that this episode was being filmed, John Thaw's wife, Sheila Hancock, was awarded the OBE. When John returned to the set the day after he had accompanied Sheila to Buckingham Palace for her award ceremony, during the filming of the scene in Colet Gardens where Regan and Carter are following Sandy Williams' car, the crew held up a clapperboard marked "HRH", rolled out a red carpet and saluted at John. This red-carpet scene is included in the Out-Takes section of the Series 4 DVD set. See more »


[before learning that Sandy Williams is an attractive woman, Regan has formed an impression of her based on her name above a magazine article]
Det. Insp. Jack Regan: Who the bleeding hell does this Sandy Williams think he is? Scotch Welsh git!
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