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The Sweeney


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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 broadcast on ITV between 2 January 1975 and 28 December 1978 at 21:00–22:00 weekday (usually Monday) 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 series was broadcast during a dark period for the real-life Flying Squad, which in the late 1970s had been publicly censured for being involved in bribery, police corruption and excessively close links with the criminal fraternity. Unlike the unwavering high standards seen in the fictional Sweeney, the actual commander of the Flying Squad, Detective Chief Superintendent Kenneth Drury was convicted of five counts of corruption and jailed for eight years on 7 July 1977. An internal investigation, called Operation Countryman, was then launched to further stamp out corruption. A further 12 officers were convicted and many others resigned.


Episodes


Series 1 Episodes
All episodes were broadcast on ITV, Thursdays at 21:00.

Ringer - broadcast 02/01/1975
Jackpot - broadcast 09/01/1975
Thin Ice - broadcast 16/01/1975
Queen's Pawn - broadcast 23/01/1975
Jigsaw - broadcast 30/01/1975
Night Out - broadcast 06/02/1975
The Placer - broadcast 13/02/1975
Cover Story - broadcast 20/02/1975
Golden Boy - broadcast 27/02/1975
Stoppo Driver - broadcast 06/03/1975
Big Spender - broadcast 13/03/1975
Contact Breaker - broadcast 20/03/1975
Abduction - broadcast 27/03/1975

All Series 1 episodes were shot in 1974.


Series 2 Episodes
All episodes were broadcast on ITV, Mondays at 21:00.

Chalk and Cheese - broadcast 01/09/1975
Faces - broadcast 08/09/1975
Supersnout - broadcast 15/09/1975
Big Brother - broadcast 22/09/1975
Hit and Run - broadcast 29/09/1975
Trap - broadcast 06/10/1975
Golden Fleece - broadcast 13/10/1975
Poppy - broadcast 20/10/1975
Stay Lucky, Eh? - broadcast 27/10/1975
Trojan Bus - broadcast 03/11/1975
I Want the Man! - broadcast 10/11/1975
Country Boy - broadcast 17/11/1975
Thou Shalt Not Kill - broadcast 24/11/1975

All Series 2 episodes were shot in 1975.


Series 3 Episodes

All episodes were broadcast on ITV, Mondays at 21:00.

Selected Target - broadcast 06/09/1976
In from the Cold - broadcast 13/09/1976
Visiting Fireman - broadcast 20/09/1976
Tomorrow Man - broadcast 27/09/1976
Taste of Fear - broadcast 04/10/1976
Bad Apple - broadcast 11/10/1976
May * broadcast 25/10/1976
Sweet Smell of Succession - broadcast 08/11/1976
Down to You, Brother! - broadcast 22/11/1976
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp12YKCTFn8
Payoff - broadcast 29/11/1976
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoUXgPNvOL8
Loving Arms - broadcast 06/12/1976
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL1eYEFh-tg
Lady Luck - broadcast 13/12/1976
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnMW3lcX_HE
On The Run - broadcast 20/12/1976
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUij5lj2zGY


Series 4 Episodes

All episodes were broadcast on ITV, Thursdays at 21:00.

Messenger of the Gods - broadcast 07/09/1978
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3o9uq5
Hard Men - broadcast 14/09/1978
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3o9u ... ard-men_tv
Drag Act - broadcast 21/09/1978
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3o9u ... rag-act_tv
Trust Red - broadcast 28/09/1978
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3o9u ... ust-red_tv
Nightmare - broadcast 05/10/1978
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3o9u ... ghtmare_tv
Money, Money, Money - broadcast 12/10/1978
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3o9u ... y-money_tv
Bait - broadcast 19/10/1978
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3o9u ... -7-bait_tv
The Bigger They Are - broadcast 26/10/1978
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3o9u ... hey-are_tv
Feet of Clay - broadcast 02/11/1978
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3o9u ... of-clay_tv
One of Your Own - broadcast 09/11/1978
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3o9u ... our-own_tv
Hearts and Minds - broadcast 23/11/1978
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3o9u ... d-minds_tv
Latin Lady - broadcast 30/11/1978
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3o9u ... in-lady_tv
Victims - broadcast 14/12/1978
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3o9u ... victims_tv
Jack or Knave? - broadcast 28/12/1978
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3o9u ... r-knave_tv

Film adaptations
Sweeney!, Sweeney 2 and The Sweeney (2012 film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sweeney#Episodes

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The Sweeney Season 1 Episode 1 Ringer




It looks like many episodes available on YT... suck it and see.. else Google :)

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A lot of the YT links vanish and/or not all episodes of any given show can be found.

The "WatchSeries" link might be a better bet... at least there are alternative links to most episodes

The Sweeney
http://onwatchseries.to/serie/The_Sweeney

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I have found more episodes at YT.

Strange formats.. small screen within larger background. I guess to avoid coptright BS?

A lot at this channel.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpH8wp ... 9U23xyvMlQ

or this channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdbvQb ... SuYKkjIhog

I see a lot of episodes available at Daily Motion, eg

The Sweeney Season 4 Episode 1 Messenger Of The Gods
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3o9uq5




Also There was a "Pilot" Episode in 1974 called "Regan". I am not sure if I have watched that?

the Sweeney Pilot Movie 1974 1st show,



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Took a bit of finding a link that worked...

First Movie (1977)..

Sweeney!
https://putlocker.plus/sweeney-1977-ful ... hare9.html





The second Sweeney movie (1978)...

Silly heading at YT

The Sweeney Season 0 Episode 02 Sweeney 2



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I am curious to view. The small screens are to avoid the auto copyright locks. I hate watching those. So far I cannot see it on Hulu or Amazon at all.... doing some more searching around YouTube.

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Revisionist Sweeney movie from 2012....

The Sweeney 2012 English Movie - Ray Winstone, Plan B, Hayley Atwell .mov




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http://vumoo.li/videos/play/watch-the-sweeney-3818

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Still looking. Between this one and two other series I am looking for I am striking out big time. Even on paid services of Amazon, Netflix and Hulu.

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