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“Get your trousers on... you’re nicked!”
The Sweeney is the Flying Squad. It is a name derived from Cockney rhyming slang (Sweeney Todd = Flying Squad), used by police and underworld alike to refer to this highly mobile force of top London crime-busters. The revolutionary series that introduced a new kind of police drama, The Sweeney depicts the violent clashes between the Flying Squad and the deadly world of organized crime.
DI Jack Regan (John Thaw – Inspector Morse) is the total professional, a 24-hours-a-day cop whose commitment to his job has already led to the break-up of his marriage. Regan’s partner, DS George Carter (Dennis Waterman – Minder), is a sharp, South London Cockney. Together, Regan and Carter lead a unit of skilled detectives who infiltrate and bust up London’s criminal underworld.
The epitome of 1970’s style and attitudes, The Sweeney is action-packed with exciting car chases, fistfights, boozing, break-ins, gunfire, brash dialogue and a multitude of talented guest actors.
Chalk and Cheese / Faces / Supersnout / Big Brother / Hit and Run / Trap / Golden Fleece / Poppy / Stay Lucky Eh? / Thou Shalt Not Kill! / I Want the Man / Country Boy / Trojan Bus
Special Features: Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound, Commentaries, Original As-Broadcast Mono, Interviews, Episode Introductions, Wild Boys Featurette
approx. 650 mins.