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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.
Regan (Pilot) / Ringer / Jackpot / Thin Ice / Queen's Pawn / Jigsaw / Night Out / The Placer / Cover Story / Golden Boy / Stoppo Driver / Big Spender / Contact Breaker / Abduction
The Sweeney is a compilation of clichés and copied stories from other detective movies and series. Read morePublished 4 months ago by RR in Texas
This series is credited as being the first of the gritty police stories and frequently features Shakespearean actors playing the bad guys!Published 5 months ago by Steven R. Urquhart
This set takes me back. I used to watch the series religiously when it originally ran in the seventies. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Michael Taylor
This is the original tv show which the movie was based on.I brought this for my husband for christmas,as i grew up in the uk i was able to watch it when i was growing up. Read morePublished 10 months ago by denise b george
I had already viewed all of these from Inter-Library Loan in the past couple of years, so I knew what I was ordering. I am thrilled to have the entire series at my fingertips. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Humble Mozart-Devotee
Great DVD set. Enjoyed seeing my old neighborhoods again! Would certainly like to own all the series. Would make nice gift for an Anglophile.Published 12 months ago by Sam E
I was delighted to find the service was once more available. However season one was not what I remembered. Perhaps it is later seasons which get that hard edge I remember. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Caro Soles
I don't know how these shows appeared before their restoration, but they are of as high quality as I have seen, better than most of their age. Read morePublished 20 months ago by 19&41
John Thaw is good as Regan, as is Waterman but the rest of the cast are pretty bad. The background music/sound drowns out the dialogue and it is difficult to hear what the actors... Read morePublished on March 14, 2012 by Patricia