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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 themselves, frequently violent and more often than not successful.
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...  Det. Insp. Jack Regan 53 episodes, 1975-1978
...  Det. Sgt. George Carter 53 episodes, 1975-1978
...  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 themselves, frequently violent and more often than not successful. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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According to Kevin Whately, John Thaw claimed that he had witnessed the vintage Jaguar, which his title character used in Inspector Morse (1987), being written off several times in this series. Apparently, it was in real-life a "polished up wreck" and the reason Thaw was frequently seen in close-up driving the vehicle was that it was being towed because it had broken down. See more »

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"Get Your Trousers On-Your Nicked!"
3 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

"Get Your Trousers On-Your Nicked!", was the quote from this highly popular series which ran from the 70's to the early 80's.

The late great John Thaw played Detective Inspector Jack Regan and was joined by Dennis Waterman as Detective Sergeant George Carter, they were both detectives for New Scotland Yard.

Don't look for too much character development in this show. It's all about car chases, fights, gunshots and the like. It was the perfect show for testosterone driven males like myself who were only interested in action. D.I. Regan and D.S. Carter were two tough sons of guns-they engaged in fistfights routinely and couldn't stop drinking. They took absolutely no notice of the rulebook and did whatever they pleased.

The 70's were a great time for action shows and this a fantastic show, well worth a serious look.


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