Joey Stickley, Regan's informant, is greedy but generally reliable. With Haskins in Toronto, his stand-in, Quirk, is obsessed with catching the 'Post Office Gang' and his grass tells him ... See full summary »

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Bill Maynard ...
Det. Chief Insp. Stephen Quirk
John Tordoff ...
Joey Stickley
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Harry Kretchmar
Carl Duering ...
Dantziz
Rosemarie Dunham ...
The Dowager
Christopher Coll ...
The Shop Owner
George Silver ...
Yannos
Vincent Wong ...
Japanese Tourist
Frank Coda ...
Quirk's Snout
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Stooge
Brandy di Frank ...
The Stripper
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Joey Stickley, Regan's informant, is greedy but generally reliable. With Haskins in Toronto, his stand-in, Quirk, is obsessed with catching the 'Post Office Gang' and his grass tells him they are about to rob a jeweller's shop. Carter goes undercover as a driver and meets Stickley, one of the gang, on the dummy run, but, come the actual robbery, Stickley has been replaced by Quirk's informant, to whom he has fed wrong information, in order to settle an old score with Quirk. As a consequence, the police operation is a failure. Written by don @ minifie-1

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15 September 1975 (UK)  »

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The villains are named Harry and Yannos; a possible reference to "Hary Janos" by Zoltan Kodaly See more »

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When Joey Stickley tips off Regan about the robbery in the opening scene, he says that the robbers will be in a Bedford van. However we then see him in a Ford Transit van - it is the members of The Sweeney who are in a Bedford van. See more »

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One Of The Lesser Episodes
7 August 2010 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

From the outset THE SWEENEY had two very distinctive type of episodes . Gritty hard hitting violent episodes and off beat humorous ones . Supersnout is firmly set in the camp of off beat humorous episode and unfortunately this sets it up as being one of the lesser episodes

The episode starts with DI Jack Regan's two passions in life - alcohol and a woman - being interrupted by a phone call from one of his snouts who tell him there's a blag being carried out the next morning and the snout wants to make sure that Regan will let him escape during the robbery and that he will be getting a percentage of the reward money

The problem with the episode is that after the blag is carried out in the pre title sequence neither the director Tom Clegg and writer Ranald Graham have developed the episode enough . You can imagine the production crew having a good laugh as Bill Manyard's chief inspector's plan to catch some jewel thieves suddenly start disintegrating in to farce . Unfortunately the tone should have been set much earlier with George Carter's vain undercover work as a taxi driver being played up more for laughs


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