The Sweeney (1975–1978)
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A security guard is murdered during a payroll snatch. The local police force under Chief Superintendent Canning have no luck in catching the robbers and Canning is reluctant to work with ... See full summary »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Det. Insp. Jack Regan
... Det. Sgt. George Carter
... Det. Chief Insp. Frank Haskins
... Det. Chief Supt. Canning
... Ronnie Harries
Jo Warne ... Gloria Bartley
Ralph Nossek ... Duxbury
David Casey ... Jackson
Andrew Downie ... Bishop
Jane Cussons ... Sonia Driffield
Dan Gillan ... Desk Sergeant
Anna Nygh ... Jean Jackson
... Kieran Kennedy
... Teenager
... Lady
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Storyline

A security guard is murdered during a payroll snatch. The local police force under Chief Superintendent Canning have no luck in catching the robbers and Canning is reluctant to work with Regan when the Sweeney are called in, frequently clashing with him. When Regan apprehends all the gang without telling him, Canning is far from happy. Regan is accused of corruption nine years earlier and Canning, his contemporary, refuses to help him. Fortunately Carter finds someone who will, but the whole experience leaves Regan extremely bitter. Written by don @ minifie-1

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28 December 1978 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Last show of the series. See more »

Goofs

When Colin the photographer is showing Regan and Carter the surveillance video of Ronnie Harries, he presses the stop button on the video recorder and the picture on the TV screen disappears. This is followed by a close-up of the TV screen which continues to show a still from the video. See more »

Quotes

[to Haskins]
Det. Insp. Jack Regan: I am utterly and abjectly pissed-off with this little lot. I've given the best years of my life to the job. I've got eighteen bloody commendations, if you include the one I *didn't* get yesterday. And how does this "wonderful" police force show its gratitude for all my years of unstinting effort? It bangs me up in a crummy little cell like some cheap little villain - all because a toerag called Hutchinson's got a few bottles twitching on the Fifth Floor. Now, because that poor ...
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References Dixon of Dock Green (1955) See more »

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