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3 September 2012 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Unforgettable: The Sweeney | Voices of a Generation | Accused | The Midwives | Falling Skies | Suburgatory

Unforgettable: The Sweeney

8pm, ITV1

"We're the Sweeney, son, and we haven't had any dinner." Flashback to the 1970s, when a young John Thaw – the guv'nor with the one-liners – and his partner, a younger Dennis Waterman, would charge around London in a Ford Consul nicking villains. The Sweeney was hard-hitting, violent TV for the time, and realistic in that the coppers were willing to bend the law and quick with their fists. This documentary looking back at the series features Waterman, Thaw's widow Sheila Hancock and Ray Winstone, who stars in the upcoming big-screen adaptation. Martin Skegg

Voices of a Generation

8pm, Sky Arts 1

In which actor/knight Michael Gambon discusses his career. Born in Dublin, Gambon trained as a tool-maker, then discovered his vocation after joining an amateur theatre group. A key break came when Laurence Olivier »

- Martin Skegg, Jonathan Wright, John Robinson, Andrew Mueller, Phelim O'Neill, Ben Arnold

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