The Sweeney

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The Sweeney is a 1970s British television police drama focusing on two members of the Flying Squad, a branch of the Metropolitan Police specialising in tackling armed robbery and violent crime in London. The programme's title derives from Sweeney Todd, which is Cockney rhyming slang for "Flying Squad".

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The Sweeney then & now

'I nearly pulled out. I didn't want to be a Batman and Robin sidekick': Plan B joins Ray Winstone in the big-screen remake of The Sweeney

The classic Seventies TV show's Regan and Carter are iconic, no-nonsense cops. Here, Ray Winstone and Ben Drew (aka Plan B) reveal the ten-step plan for turning it into a big-screen hit.

Dennis Waterman (L) and John Thaw in The Sweeney

Flying Squad officers are banned from carrying guns in ambushes

It's a ruling from the guv’nor that would have made Sweeney tough guys DI Jack Regan and DS George Carter go ballistic.


The Sweeney - The Complete First Series Coming To Blu-Ray

They are the Sweeney, son. And they haven’t had any dinner… But they're in HD

Sweeney 2 Trailer 1978, Eurocrime, London Cops

Sweeney 2 Trailer 1978, Eurocrime, London Cops

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Profile on Film Director Tom Clegg

A profile on TV and film director, who directed The Sweeney, McVicar, Minder, Hammer House of Horror, Bravo Two Zero and the Sharpe series.


Unforgettable - The Sweeney.

Here''s a timely tribute to the 1970''s cop series that defined both the era and the genre. The show features interviews with Ray Winstone and Nick Love, the di...

The Sweeney: iconic 1970s TV. Life on Mars doesn't just pay homage...

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