The Sweeney

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Original run: 2 Jan 1975 – 28 Dec 1978

Country of origin: UK

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

Network: itv UK

Watched by: 48 of 666 907 0.01%

Total running time: 2 days 9 hours 33 minutes

Episode duration: 60 minutes

IMDB rating: 8 of 10 1 723 rating: 6.593 of 10 76

MyShows rating: 4.16 of 5 19


"The Sweeney" was one of the finest British police series of the mid 1970s. Jack Regan is a hard edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan police (called 'the Sweeney' from the Cockney rhyming slang 'Sweeney Todd' = 'Flying Squad"). He pursues villains by methods which are underhand, often illegal, frequently violent, and more often than not, successful.

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