The Sweeney (1974–1978)
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Gang boss Joe Castle dies, leaving his ill-gotten gains to long-lost son Steven, who has no criminal connections but seems willing to learn. Regan warns Castle's warring minions not to ... See full summary »

Director:

William Brayne

Writers:

Peter Hill, 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
Hywel Bennett ... Steven Castle
Peter Dyneley ... Pat Tarley
Sue Lloyd ... Arleen Baker
Willoughby Goddard ... Daniel Kitter
Maxwell Shaw Maxwell Shaw ... Colin Raleigh
Alan Tilvern ... Charlie Walters
David Sterne ... Ted Parkin
Gail Grainger Gail Grainger ... Jill
Geoffrey Todd Geoffrey Todd ... Phil Nairn
Jack Allen ... The Vicar
Peter Brayham Peter Brayham ... Johnno Smith
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Storyline

Gang boss Joe Castle dies, leaving his ill-gotten gains to long-lost son Steven, who has no criminal connections but seems willing to learn. Regan warns Castle's warring minions not to cause trouble but one of them, Pat Tarley, threatens Steven, saying he wants everything from his father's 'businesses'. The thieves are falling out and Steven cannily plays them off against each other, making Regan's job that much easier. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Trivia

Peter Brayham (Johnno Smith) previously appeared in the pilot Armchair Cinema: Regan (1974) as Edward Grenfell-uncredited, The Sweeney: Ringer (1975) as Crook-uncredited and in The Sweeney: Selected Target (1976) as Flying Squad Officer-uncredited. He was also stunt arranger in 19 episodes and both films, stunt coordinator in The Sweeney: Thou Shalt Not Kill (1975) and stunt performer in The Sweeney: Ringer (1975) See more »

Quotes

[Tarley and Nairn have just beaten up Castle and Arleen to find out where the jewellery is, but they have left empty-handed]
Steven Castle: Where's the jewellery?
[Arleen lifts her skirt to reveal a package tucked into her stocking-top]
Steven Castle: [ironically] Well they seem safe enough.
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Soundtracks

Rock Fugue
Written by Alan Hawkshaw
From the album "Odyssey"
Courtesy of KPM Music ARP
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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1976 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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