The Sweeney

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About the TV Show

The Sweeney

The Sweeney

First Air Date: January 02, 1975

First Aired on    :   1975
Status    :   Ended
Created By    :   Ian Kennedy Martin
Networks    :   ITV
Genres    :   Action & Adventure,Drama,Crime
Seasons/Episodes    :   53 episodes in 4 Seasons

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". The programme was shot entirely on 16mm film by Thames Television's film division, Euston Films. It originally aired on ITV between 2 January 1975 and 28 December 1978 in the 9-10pm weekday slot with repeated showings at the same time until the early 1980s. It starred John Thaw as Detective Inspector Jack Regan, and Dennis Waterman as his partner Detective Sergeant George Carter. Such was its popularity in the UK that it spawned two theatrically released feature film spin-offs, Sweeney! and Sweeney 2.


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Seasons

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Season 4 (1978)

14 episodes


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Season 3 (1976)

13 episodes


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Season 2 (1975)

13 episodes


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Season 1 (1975)

13 episodes




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