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Jack Regan is a hard edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police. He pursues villains by methods which are underhanded and often illegal, frequently violent, and more often than not, successful.
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Series cast summary:
John Thaw ...  Det. Insp. Jack Regan 53 episodes, 1975-1978
Dennis Waterman ...  Det. Sgt. George Carter 53 episodes, 1975-1978
Garfield Morgan ...  Det. Chief Insp. Frank Haskins 45 episodes, 1975-1978
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Jack Regan is a hard edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police (called "the Sweeney" from the Cockney rhyming slang "Sweeney Todd" = "Flying Squad"). He pursues villains by methods which are underhanded and often illegal, frequently violent, and more often than not, successful. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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UK

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1974 (UK) See more »

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Deckname Sweeney See more »

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Battersea, London, England, UK See more »

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(53 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Best slice of British TV ever!
12 May 2006 | by CosmicDwellingsSee all my reviews

"The Sweeney" is one of the best, if not THE best, British Television crime drama ever made.

The scripts, directors, producers and not forgetting the actors are all of the highest calibre especially Messrs. Thaw & Waterman with their great characterisations of Regan & Carter.

"The Sweeney" portrayed the real 'Flying Squad' as it apparently was in real life, and thus caused the controversy that it did in the mid-70's. The guys didn't always catch the villains either, so it never held that fantasy element like every other series of the time.

It was the seventies equipped with flared trousers, kipper ties, dodgy hairdos and moustaches along with Ford Cortinas and all. But, it is the most entertaining hour from the seventies produced in the most hard-hitting way.

There's A Pilot feature entitled "Regan", Four glorious TV series and 2 Award-Winning Feature Films - ENJOY!!!


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