The Sweeney

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Episode Guide

    • The Bigger They Are
      The Bigger They Are
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      10/26/78
      10
      A wealthy entrepreneur is being blackmailed over activities he performed whilst stationed as a soldier in Malaya. He seeks assistance from two other former soldiers who had been involved, one of whom is now a senior police officer, the other now a security company owner/manager. The policeman attempts to stop Inspector Regan from investigating. The security company man hires mercenaries to persuade the blackmailers to desist.moreless
    • Hit and Run
      Hit and Run
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      9/29/75
      9.8
      George Carter's wife Alison is killed by a hired assassin when she is mistaken for a fellow teacher with dubious connections.
    • Jack or Knave
      Jack or Knave
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      12/28/78
      9.6
      Regan finds himself in deep trouble when an allegation of corruption is made by the Police Complaints Department. A security van is robbed, and a guard identifies one of the robbers.
    • Lady Luck
      Lady Luck
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      12/13/76
      9.5
      Regan knows the identity of a robber, but has a difficult time proving his guilt.
    • Loving Arms
      Loving Arms
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      12/6/76
      9.5
      Regan must find the source of dangerous illicit firearms that are flooding the market.
    • Feet of Clay
      Feet of Clay
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      11/2/78
      9.4
      Regan is asked to help a criminal from his past who's son has been kidnapped.
    • Supersnout
      Supersnout
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      9/15/75
      9.2
      An informant of Regan's tells him about a hijack involving a lorryload of cigarettes where he will be the look-out man. But can Regan trust his snout?
    • Abduction
      Abduction
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      3/27/75
      9.1
      Jack Regan's tip off of a robbery lead him to close to the action, so the gang planning the robbery kidnap Jack's daughter to use as a hostage, to keep Regan off the scent of the action until they make a getaway. Regan wants his daughter back so takes it in his own hands to track down his daughter and to prevent the robbery, going against his ex wife, the orders of his bosses and the detective investigating the kidnap.moreless
    • Victims
      Victims
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      12/14/78
      9.1
      Regan and Carter are at the scene of a shooting where Sgt. Taylor has been badly injured. Carter discovers that Jimmy Park, one of Taylor's informants was involved. Regan finds himself distracted from by Doreen Haskins.
    • Regan
      Regan
       
      6/4/74
      9.1
      Sgt Alan Cowley of the Flying Squad is killed whilst on the trail of rival London gangs. It is discovered that he had not called in for several days, and had filed no paperwork detailing his progress. His guvnor, Jack Regan, is determined to find the killers despite being forbidden to interfere in the case, which has been assigned to the rival Serious Flying Squad.moreless
    • Pay Off
      Pay Off
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      11/29/76
      9.0
      Carter's girlfriend asks him to find a missing villain, who turns up dead.
    • Golden Fleece
      Golden Fleece
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      10/13/75
      9.0
      Chief Inspector Haskins is framed for corruption while Regan and Carter investigate a spate of break-ins. Is there a connection?
    • Queen's Pawn
      Queen's Pawn
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      1/23/75
      8.9
      Regan leans on a trio of big-time villains in an attempt to get one of them to grass on the others.
    • Bad Apple
      Bad Apple
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      10/11/76
      8.9
      A group of CID detectives are accepting bribes from criminals but when one is sent down, he soon grasses up the police officers involved. Regan & Carter go undercover to investigate the operation and to stop the officers involved.
    • Hard Men
      Hard Men
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      9/14/78
      8.8
      Regan and Carter pursue some Scottish villains around London, assisted by a Scots police officer.
    • Tomorrow Man
      Tomorrow Man
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      9/27/76
      8.8
      Regan has to do battle with a brilliant computer expert bent on revenge to ensure the safe shipment of a consignment of gold bullion.
    • Latin Lady
      Latin Lady
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      11/30/78
      8.8
      Regan and Carter go after a gang of villains who attacked a gynaecologist and robbed him of a large sum of money he was planning to smuggle out of the country.
    • Night Out
      Night Out
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      2/6/75
      8.7
      The squad tries to pinpoint a radio transmitter which is being used to coordinate the movements of bank robbers.
    • Stoppo Driver
      Stoppo Driver
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      3/6/75
      8.7
      Bill, the regular driver is off so Regan and Carter get recently transferred driver Cooney. His hot-shot driving during a car chase leads to a key member of a gang being killed in a car crash. The gang need a new driver and decide that they can influence Cooney by snatching his new wife and holding her to ransom. Regan and Carter soon suspect that something is wrong.moreless
    • Thin Ice
      Thin Ice
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      1/16/75
      8.7
      Regan lures Bishop, a prize crook, back into the country using the villain's favourite dog as bait.
    • Trap
      Trap
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      10/6/75
      8.7
      Regan and Carter are confronted by a newsman with information on the unsolved Golden Maid robbery. But does he still want that man? And why are Regan and Carter being photographed?
    • Faces
      Faces
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      9/8/75
      8.6
      When a gang hijack an armoured security truck and steal the money, Regan, Carter and the Flying Squad set up an ambush to catch the crooks. But who's the informer?
    • Jackpot
      Jackpot
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      1/9/75
      8.6
      A robbery is foiled in a well planned swoop by the Flying Squad. The villains are arrested and most of the cash recovered, except for one bag containing £35,000. No one seems to be talking, so Regan must resort to old fashioned detective work to find the missing loot.
    • Down to You, Brother
      Down to You, Brother
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      11/22/76
      8.5
      Regan is fitted up by an ex-con in an attempt to get his daughter's criminal boyfriend out of the picture.
    • Money, Money, Money
      Money, Money, Money
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      10/12/78
      8.5
      Regan and Carter try to catch a man trying to blackmail a pools winner about the part he played in a robbery.
    • On the Run
      On the Run
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      12/20/76
      8.5
      An armed robber is sprung from jail and comes looking for Regan.
    • One of Your Own
      One of Your Own
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      11/9/78
      8.5
      Jimmy Fleet and a friend con two businessmen into handing over some valuable diamonds. They are caught, but only after Jimmy manages to hide the diamonds. Patsy Kearney, a criminal who specialises in thieving from thieves, becomes interested, as do the Sweeney. Carter gets to do some time in prison in an attempt to gain Jimmy's confidence. Jenny, a barmaid, is especially attracted to policemen, particularly when they are in uniform!moreless
    • Trust Red
      Trust Red
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      9/28/78
      8.5
      Regan and Carter can find no leads after a criminal dies during a robbery.
    • Poppy
      Poppy
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      10/20/75
      8.4
      Violent criminal Vic Labbett returns to England to recover the proceeds of an earlier robbery. He intends to exchange the cash for diamonds, and return to exile abroad.
    • Ringer
      Ringer
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      1/2/75
      8.4
      Regan's girlfriend's motor is nicked. Unfortunately it contains most of the evidence from Regan's current surveillance of gangster Frankie Kemble, and it doesn't take long for the evidence to find its way into the hands of Kemble.
    • Bait
      Bait
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      10/19/78
      8.3
      Lyn Hurst is injured in a road accident but, in the ambulance, she produces a gun, forces the vehicle to stop and escapes. Regan and Carter discover she was part of a gang behind the wages theft at the Local Education Authority.
    • Country Boy
      Country Boy
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      11/17/75
      8.3
      A gang have got the Metropolitan Police running in all directions to answer alarm bells ringing at banks and shops all over London, whilst the gang use this distraction to rob a location with no alarms. The Sweeney have no clues, so Haskins brings in a telecommunications expert from Bristol CID to assist Regan and Carter. Jack is against it but soon discovers that DS Keel is the help he needs when the gang are rumbled and finally caught.moreless
    • Jigsaw
      Jigsaw
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      1/30/75
      8.3
      Regan knows that Eddie Boys is involved in a factory robbery, but he seems to have a cast-iron alibi. Worse still, Regan is accused of police harassment.
    • Big Brother
      Big Brother
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      9/22/75
      8.1
      Regan loses his patience with a thug he is questioning about a wages snatch. Soon the press are sniffing round for a police brutality story—and the suspect's gangster brother puts out a contract on Regan.
    • Sweet Smell of Succession
      Sweet Smell of Succession
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      11/8/76
      8.1
      Regan gets involved in gangland warfare following the death of one of London's leading villains.
    • The Placer
      The Placer
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      2/13/75
      8.1
      Jack Regan goes undercover as a lorry driver to trap a ring of hijackers.
    • Trojan Bus
      Trojan Bus
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      11/3/75
      8.0
      Regan and Carter investigate an art deal and end up in a wasteground shoot-out.
    • Drag Act
      Drag Act
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      9/21/78
      8.0
      The Sweeney get incorrect information from informants, allowing a gang of villains to make off with some contraband alcohol.
    • Nightmare
      Nightmare
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      10/5/78
      8.0
      Regan's girlfriend's nightmare has come true when he becomes a target.
    • May
      May
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      10/25/76
      8.0
      The Sweeney get involved in a "stitch-up".
    • Hearts and Minds
      Hearts and Minds
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      11/23/78
      8.0
      Regan and Carter get caught up in a plot to prevent a foreign head of state from getting his hands on an experimental drug to treat his heart condition.
    • I Want the Man
      I Want the Man
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      11/10/75
      7.9
      Regan's snout tells him about a switch of some stolen diamonds and is promptly abducted. Regan and Carter have to catch the villains while protecting their source.
    • Messenger of the Gods
      Messenger of the Gods
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      9/7/78
      7.8
      Regan and Carter have a suspect in mind for the theft of a consignment of mercury, but he has an alibi.
    • Thou Shalt Not Kill
      Thou Shalt Not Kill
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      11/24/75
      7.8
      Regan and Carter are called to a siege at a bank, where two armed robbers are holding hostages.
    • Taste of Fear
      Taste of Fear
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      10/4/76
      7.7
      A detective with a very good past joins the Sweeney, in time to investigate a violent burglary by a group of ex-soldiers. But is the new recruit up to it? Jack Regan thinks not but nobody seems to share his view, believing he has a vendetta.
    • Selected Target
      Selected Target
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      9/6/76
      7.6
      Two prison cellmates plan a robbery together while inside, then stage a fight and kidnapping when they are released to keep the Sweeney off their trail. The Sweeney tail Kibber believing he has killed Oates but have no proof. Kibber gets away and the Sweeney realise too late that Oates has blackmailed a London bank.moreless
    • Stay Lucky, Eh?
      Stay Lucky, Eh?
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      10/27/75
      7.6
      Regan and Carter are on the case when a pair of robbers are themselves robbed at gunpoint.
    • Big Spender
      Big Spender
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      3/13/75
      7.5
      The Smith brothers are notorious gangsters who carry out violent hijacks and robberies but have so far managed to avoid conviction. They decide to muscle in on a scam run by the manager of a busy central London car park who has been defrauding his employer by issuing fake parking tickets. Regan and Carter are on the case.moreless
    • Cover Story
      Cover Story
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      2/20/75
      7.5
      There's romance between Regan and a crime journalist, but when she is implicated in a major crime, her innocence comes into question.
    • Chalk and Cheese
      Chalk and Cheese
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      9/1/75
      7.4
      When a wealthy couple are robbed of their possessions while driving down a country lane, Carter gets to meet up with an old friend—but not in the circumstances he would have wished.
    • Visiting Fireman
      Visiting Fireman
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      9/20/76
      7.2
      Regan gets involved in a top secret government deal with the Turks.
    • Golden Boy
      Golden Boy
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      2/27/75
      7.2
      A gang of thieves led by Max Deller need a way of shipping stolen gold out of the country for resale. Deller leans on a former prison cellmate who is now using another identity to go straight as the managing director of a very successful sporting equipment company, who to protect his safe future has to assist with the plan to ship the gold out as excercise weights.moreless
    • In from the Cold
      In from the Cold
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      9/13/76
      7.2
      Regan is out on a routine operation when he spots Billy Medhurst, who had been part of a gang that carried out a robbery in which a former Sweeney officer, Eddie Jackson, was shot and left permanently disabled. Regan blames himself for the accident and decides to get Medhurst put away, but is the past clouding his judgement and destroying the case?moreless
    • Contact Breaker
      Contact Breaker
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      3/20/75
      6.1
      Danny Keever is on weekend release from his prison sentence when a firm of robbers break into a bank vault. The m.o. and a witness statement put Keever in the frame. Regan and Carter believe he may be the victim of a set up, and set about proving Keever's innocence against the wishes of Haskins, who has an old score to settle with Keever.moreless
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