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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 10 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 11 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 15 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 16 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 16 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 18 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 21 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 on March 14, 2013 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