The Sweeney (1974–1978)
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Vic Labbett, a violent robber who fled England following a robbery, has now returned from exile but only temporarily. His aim is to pick up the cash from the heist and convert it into ... See full summary »

Director:

Tom Clegg

Writers:

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

Episode complete credited cast:
John Thaw ... Det. Insp. Jack Regan
Dennis Waterman ... Det. Sgt. George Carter
Garfield Morgan ... Det. Chief Insp. Frank Haskins (credit only)
James Booth James Booth ... Vic Labbett
John Rhys-Davies ... Ron Brett
Veronica Lang Veronica Lang ... Sally Labbett
Helen Gill Helen Gill ... Kay Nolan
Frank Middlemass ... Sterndale
John D. Collins ... Stephen Vane
John Alkin John Alkin ... DS Tom Daniels
Patsy Smart ... Alice
Virginia Moore Virginia Moore ... Veronica
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Storyline

Vic Labbett, a violent robber who fled England following a robbery, has now returned from exile but only temporarily. His aim is to pick up the cash from the heist and convert it into diamonds and fly out of the country again. Regan is on to him and although Labbett initially eludes him, a muddy car chase across the air-field leads to his downfall. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1975 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title "Poppy" refers to the money, the score. Regan mentions this when he says the crooked banker is being careful, so he doesn't lose any of "the poppy". See more »

Goofs

In the final chase scenes, when the police cars are chasing the robbers' Jaguar over the grassy airfield, copious amounts of mud and spray can be seen in shot, coming from the back of the camera car which is filming them. See more »

Quotes

Det. Sgt. George Carter: [to his driver, Stan, after both being outsmarted by Mrs Labbett whilst tailing her] If you lose her, Stanley, you'll be back mending punctures!
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Two Minutes Precisely
Written by Derek Scott
From the album "Sounds Unusual"
Courtesy of De Wolfe Music
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