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The Sweeney

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Drama Comedy 
Rated: 7+ (TV-PG)1975 - 19784 SeasonsSeries EndedOn: BritBox Tags: Police Country: United Kingdom

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.The Sweeney featuring John Thaw and Dennis Waterman has one or more episodes streaming on BritBox. It's an action & adventure and comedy show with 53 episodes over 4 seasons. The Sweeney is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.1 (2,265 votes).

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John Thaw

Det. Insp. Jack Regan

All Seasons of The Sweeney

Season 1
13 Episodes | BritBox

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53 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

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Not available to watch free online.

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Not available to stream on a TV everywhere service.

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Not available to rent or buy.

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#4,641 Ranked TV Show

#93 Ranked in TV on BritBox

#187 Ranked in Police TV

#733 Ranked in Action & Adventure TV

The Sweeney has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.1 (2,265 votes). The show is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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