The Sweeney: Season 4, Episode 1

Messenger of the Gods (7 Sep. 1978)

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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 »

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Mrs. Rix
Malcolm McFee ...
Lukey Sparrow
Dawn Perllman ...
Linda Rix
James Ottaway ...
Uncle Billy
Richard Adams ...
Ray
Andrew Mussell ...
Rick
Rosemary Martin ...
Mrs. Lipman
Fanny Carby ...
Dot Plummer
Michael Melia ...
Rudd
Derek Martin ...
Spooner
John Judd ...
Sergeant
Rosie Collins ...
Gloria
Michael Tarn ...
Charlie Pearce
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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 wants it kept quiet, as he is getting wed next day, to Linda, daughter of the fearsome Lily Rix. Regan proves Lukey's part in the crime but needs to reach him before some very dangerous heavies do. Either way the wedding seems unlikely to go ahead, subjecting Regan to the full wrath of Mrs. Rix. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The title of this episode is an allusion to the theft of the mercury: in Greek mythology, Mercury was the messenger of the gods. See more »

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The characters played by Bernard Stone and Rosemary Martin are credited as Mr and Mrs Lipman but they are referred to numerous times in dialogue as Mr and Mrs Riller. See more »

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[to Charlie Pearce, a local villain]
Det. Insp. Jack Regan: [menacingly] You don't know what it's like in the nick do you? You can't breathe for the stink of sweaty bodies, stale food and slop-outs. It's horrible, Charlie. And then there's the noise: doors slamming, keys rattling, yard boots on the cat-walk, the tannoy blaring out all day, every day, Charlie. And when they bang you up for the night, there's some hairy great con wanting you to be "nice" to him. You'll love that, Charlie. And when you come out you've got...
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