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The Sweeney (TV Series 1974–1978) Poster

(1974–1978)

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Followed by 

Armchair Cinema: Regan (1974) (TV Episode)
Sweeney! (1977)
Sweeney 2 (1978)

Remade as 

The Sweeney (2012)

Referenced in 

Whodunnit?: Dead Grass (1976) (TV Episode)
Sheila Hancock's marriage to John Thaw is mentioned.
The Boys in Blue (1982)
Tommy compares himself and Bobby to The Sweeney.
28 Up (1984) (TV Movie)
No 73: Upside Down (1986) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Neil
Filthy Rich & Catflap: Episode #1.1 (1987) (TV Episode)
Eddie says he's seen The Sweeney
EastEnders: Episode #1.707 (1991) (TV Episode)
Rachel says, "Well, they didn't give me much choice. I thought I would be alright. I mean Russell made me sit through The Sweeney often enough but when it came down to it..."
What's Up Doc?: Episode #1.17 (1993) (TV Episode)
Title referenced by Pat Sharp.
What's Up Doc?: Episode #1.28 (1993) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by one of the Wolves.
Stella Street: Laughing Man Tour (1998) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by John Thaw.
Black Books: The Blackout (2000) (TV Episode)
Manny stays up all night watching a box set of "The Sweeney", which influences his actions for the rest of the episode
Crush (2001)
Ca. 83 minutes into the film Molly mentions the older show in dialog.
The 100 Greatest Kids TV Shows (2001) (TV Special)
Referenced by title
Serial Thrillers (2004) (Video)
Elisabeth Sladen says Douglas Camfield wanted to make Doctor Who more like The Sweeney
Must See TV: The Sweeney (2005) (TV Episode)
Documentary about the series.
Ideal: The Christmas Special (2005) (TV Episode)
Colin suggests PC should sing the theme from "The Sweeney".
Timeshift: Creating 'Life on Mars' (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Ed's Thing: The Music of 'Life on Mars' (2006) (Video)
Referenced by name
There's Something About... Morse (2007) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Have I Got News for You: Episode #33.6 (2007) (TV Episode)
Reference to the name 'Sweeney' in connection with the police
The Cult of...: Shoestring (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
The Cult of...: Bergerac (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
How TV Changed Britain: Cops (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
The Real 'Life on Mars'! (2008) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Screenwipe: Episode #5.3 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the writer of Life on Mars.
Gavin & Stacey: Episode #3.1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Gavin and Smithy quote a phrase made famous on the show.
Come Fly with Me: Episode #1.6 (2011) (TV Episode)
Airport pub manager Ray Wilkins asks who played George Carter during his quiz.
Midsomer Murders: Death in the Slow Lane (2011) (TV Episode)
A suspect roughed up by Jones says he's getting "all Sweeney"
Angelos Epithemiou and Friends (2011) (Video)
Angelos sings over the top of this show's theme tune.
Life After Who: Philip Hinchcliffe (2012) (Video)
Hinchcliffe mentions how this series was "incredibly successful"
The Thick of It: Episode #4.7 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Emma.
Remembering Douglas Camfield (2013) (Video)
Referenced by name
Coronation Street: Episode #1.8881 (2016) (TV Episode)
Dev mentions the show.
The Cars That Made Britain Great: Episode #1.5 (2016) (TV Episode)
title music played and stills shown
Benidorm: Episode #10.7 (2018) (TV Episode)
Instrumental version of the theme plays

Featured in 

Say No to Strangers (1981) (Short)
A clip is shown.
How TV Changed Britain: Cops (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown
The Real 'Life on Mars'! (2008) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
The Unforgettable John Thaw (2012) (TV Movie)
Acting clip shown
TV's Biggest Blockbusters (2012) (TV Movie)
Number 6 in the Drama category
Unforgettable: The Sweeney (2012) (TV Movie)
excerpts shown
Projector: The Sweeney (2012) (TV Episode)
Series is compared to it's film adaptation.
Britain's Favourite Detectives (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 36 in the Countdown
The Sound of ITV: The Nation's Favourite Theme Tunes (2015) (TV Movie)
Number 13 in the Countdown
WatchMojoUK: Top 10 British TV Detectives (2018) (TV Episode)
Jack Regan is #4.
Top of the Box: 1978 (2018) (TV Episode)
Number 12 in the Countdown

Spoofed in 

The Comic Strip Presents...: Detectives on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown (1993) (TV Episode)
character of George spoofs Jack Regan
Father Ted: Speed 3 (1998) (TV Episode)
Fr. Ted crashes into a load of cardboard boxes after moving them out of Dougal's way

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