The Sweeney: Season 1, Episode 2

Jackpot (9 Jan. 1975)

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Regan's flying squad falls under suspicion after they apprehend a gang of hijackers, but a bag with 35,000 pounds in it has somehow disappeared.

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Ed Devereaux ...
Harry Biggleswade
Morris Perry ...
John Flanagan ...
DS Matt Mathews
Richard Davies ...
Doctor
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Det. Chief Insp. Morrison (as Morgan Sheppard)
Bernard Gallagher ...
Stan, Desk Sergeant (as Bernard Perry)
Carolyn Jones ...
Irene Biggleswade
Murray Brown ...
Paul Simmonds
Martin Read ...
Jack McKenzie ...
Len
Sally Faulkner ...
WPC Pat Bond
Natalie Kent ...
Doris
Bart Allison ...
Wilf
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Following a tip-off Regan and his men foil an attempted robbery, catching the crooks and re-gaining all of the loot, with the exception of one bag, containing thirty-five thousand pounds. Detective Chief Superintendent Maynon suspects that one of the cops may have pocketed it and leans on Regan to find out the truth... which he does thanks to photographic evidence. Written by don @ minifie-1

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This episode was actually written by Troy Kennedy-Martin but he insisted that his name be removed and replaced by a fictitious name Tony Marsh because he objected to changes that were made to his script by producer Ted Childs and associate producer Mary Morgan. See more »

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Even though only one camera was filming the hijacking bust, two angles of the bag toss are shown. See more »

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Det. Chief Supt. Maynon: You had three cars, twenty men, a tip-off and a bloody camera-man, and you *still* lost £35,000! You'd better find that money, Jack, and all of it.
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18 January 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The Jackpot – 1975 This is the second episode of the gritty UK Police show, THE SWEENEY.

The episode opens with a general free for all between a group of money van hold-up types, and The Flying Squad. Fists, chains lead pipes are all in use by both teams before the Police get the upper hand. Cuffs are slapped on the crooks and they are hauled away.

The Police gather up all the cash in order to return it to the bank. A slight problem shall we say develops, when the count is short one bag with 35,000 pounds is missing.

Detectives, John Thaw, Dennis Waterman and John Flanagan give a vigorous 36 hours of third degree to the crooks but get no info. They go back to the scene and search everywhere for the missing money with no joy.

The squad members happened to have a cameraman with them on this case so they all take a look at the film. They catch a break when the film shows the gang leader, Ed Devereaux, throwing a bag over a construction fence. A quick look on the other side of said fence however comes up empty.

Needless to say the bosses are not amused with this lack of case closure. They hint Internal Affairs will be getting involved if the cash is not found.

The boys in blue luck out when they going over the film again. They spot a known villain in the background by the construction fence. Some more digging and another round of prodding at gang leader Devereaux soon gets the results needed.

There is more than enough violence and action in this episode to keep the viewer entertained. The director is Tom Clegg. Clegg is best known as the director of the, RICHARD SHARPE, series of films starring Sean Bean. (colour)


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