The Sweeney (1974–1978)
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Abduction 

After Regan gets a tip about an upcoming robbery from a trusted informant, the gang kidnaps his daughter to blackmail him into inaction.

Director:

Tom Clegg

Writers:

Ian Kennedy Martin (creator) (as Ian Kennedy-Martin), Trevor Preston
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Thaw ... Det. Insp. Jack Regan
Dennis Waterman ... Det. Sgt. George Carter
Garfield Morgan ... Det. Chief Insp. Frank Haskins
Janet Key Janet Key ... Kate Regan
Stuart Wilson ... DI Ken Knowles
Wanda Ventham ... Brenda
Patricia Maynard Patricia Maynard ... Miss Doreen Alexander
Stephanie Turner ... Alison Carter
Joe Gladwin ... Stanley Proctor
Reginald Marsh Reginald Marsh ... Arnold Foss
Arnold Diamond ... Dr. Cohen
Naomi Chance Naomi Chance ... Miss Fay Mayhew
Eric Mason Eric Mason ... Kenny Jarvis
Jonathan Dennis Jonathan Dennis ... Alan Foss
Michael McVey Michael McVey ... Paul
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Storyline

A jewel robbery is to take place in Covent Garden and Regan gets wind of it. In order to delay him until they have committed the robbery the gang abducts Regan's young daughter Susie as a hostage. Although a separate investigation is mounted to retrieve Susie, Regan defies his wife and his superiors by getting his daughter back himself. Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1975 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The story Harry the Worm, which Susie Regan's teacher is reading to the class, was written by Trevor Preston's son at the age of three. See more »

Goofs

Brenda tells Regan that the robbery will be "somewhere in Covent Garden" but not at Foss's jewellery shop. However when the robbery takes place and Regan beats up Kenny Jarvis, a sign "Arnold Foss & Sons, Jewellers" is visible. See more »

Quotes

Det. Insp. Jack Regan: SHUT IT!
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Connections

Featured in Call the Cops: The Sweeney (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Smooth and Cool
Written by Nick Ingram
From the albums "Prestige Line Sound Book: De Wolfe Music Library" and "Background Sound"
Courtesy of De Wolfe Music and Irma Records
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Three Characters Featured Would Soon Be Gone
3 March 2019 | by TheFearmakersSee all my reviews

To make Carter a womanizer like Regan (and a slightly better looking one) they got rid of his wife, who plays an active role here, mad at Regan for wanting to take her sick husband on a case to find Regan's ABDUCTED daughter. The daughter and Regan's ex-wife are also featured, and all three: Mrs. Carter, Mrs. Regan, and Suzie Regan would be dropped from the series. They needed a looser feel, obviously, without dead weight. Let the criminals do that. One thing about this series is various characters pick their noses. Not the main ones. Anyhow, this is a pretty good episode. Taut. And involves lesbians, which was pretty risque at the time.


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