The Sweeney (1974–1978)
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After Regan gets a tip about an upcoming robbery from a trusted informant, the gang kidnaps his daughter to blackmail him into inaction.

Director:

Tom Clegg

Writers:

Ian Kennedy Martin (creator) (as Ian Kennedy-Martin), Trevor Preston
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Thaw ... Det. Insp. Jack Regan
Dennis Waterman ... Det. Sgt. George Carter
Garfield Morgan ... Det. Chief Insp. Frank Haskins
Janet Key Janet Key ... Kate Regan
Stuart Wilson ... DI Ken Knowles
Wanda Ventham ... Brenda
Patricia Maynard Patricia Maynard ... Miss Doreen Alexander
Stephanie Turner ... Alison Carter
Joe Gladwin ... Stanley Proctor
Reginald Marsh Reginald Marsh ... Arnold Foss
Arnold Diamond ... Dr. Cohen
Naomi Chance Naomi Chance ... Miss Fay Mayhew
Eric Mason Eric Mason ... Kenny Jarvis
Jonathan Dennis Jonathan Dennis ... Alan Foss
Michael McVey Michael McVey ... Paul
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Storyline

A jewel robbery is to take place in Covent Garden and Regan gets wind of it. In order to delay him until they have committed the robbery the gang abducts Regan's young daughter Susie as a hostage. Although a separate investigation is mounted to retrieve Susie, Regan defies his wife and his superiors by getting his daughter back himself. Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1975 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Trevor Preston called Susie Regan's teacher Miss Alexander to please his son whose own teacher was Julia Alexander, the girlfriend of actor Michael Elphick. See more »

Goofs

Early in the episode, Regan is complaining about only being able to afford a holiday in Eastbourne and a second-hand car, but later on, he has an "M" reg Ford Capri, which was new in 1974, when the episode was filmed. See more »

Quotes

Det. Insp. Jack Regan: People like you and Foss make me laugh. I find you both about as funny as a broken leg.
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Connections

Featured in Call the Cops: The Sweeney (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Heavy Truckin'
Written by Simon Park (aka Simon Haseley)
From the album "Heavy Truckin'"
Courtesy of De Wolfe Music
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