The Sweeney

The Sweeney

1975 - 1978, Crime
Police drama featuring Detective Inspector Jack Regan and Detective Sergeant George Carter.

Episode Guide

  • The Sweeney - Jack or Knave (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    Jack or Knave

    A security van is robbed, security guards identify one of the attackers.

  • The Sweeney - Victims (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:


    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 and the Flying Squad moves in.

  • The Sweeney - Latin Lady (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Latin Lady

    Dr. Delacroix, a rich gynecologist, is attacked by a gang of villains and robbed of his suitcase; on interrogation by the Flying Squad, Delacroix remains uncooperative.

  • The Sweeney - Hearts and Minds (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Hearts and Minds

    A group of Middle Eastern terrorists try to hijack rare heart pills.

  • The Sweeney - One of Your Own (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    One of Your Own

    John Morris, a London jewelry dealer, is robbed by Fleet, posing as a policeman; Fleet is caught and Carter is assigned to share a cell with him to see if he can obtain any information on the theft.

  • The Sweeney - Feet of Clay (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Feet of Clay

    Following some muggings, Margot and Alan Ember's son is kidnapped; the Embers will have to decide whether to give in to the kidnappers' demands, or Regan and Carter might catch the crooks before any money exchanges hands.

  • The Sweeney - The Bigger They Are (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    The Bigger They Are

    Leonard Gold, a wealthy self-made tycoon, is being blackmailed for his part in the massacre of a Malay village, which took place while he was serving as a corporal in the army.

  • The Sweeney - Bait (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:


    Lynn Hurst is injured in a road accident, but in the ambulance she produces a gun and escapes; Regan and Carter soon discover she was part of a gang behind the money theft at the Local Education Authority.

  • The Sweeney - Money, Money, Money (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Money, Money, Money

    Eddie Monk wins the pool but then starts to receive blackmail phone calls for his part in a robbery, in which a night watchman was crippled; Regan and Carter will possibly capture the mystery caller.

  • The Sweeney - Nightmare (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:


    A drag race takes place, after which two men are dead and there's 50,000 dollars worth of cigars missing; Regan's girlfriend has a nightmare which has bizarre similarities with the incident.

  • The Sweeney - Trust Red (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Trust Red

    A group of cons commits a robbery but on leaving the building, Billy Boy slips off the roof and dies; Carter's snitch, Maurice, has no information on the job and the squad can find no leads.

  • The Sweeney - Drag Act (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Drag Act

    A group of villains switches trailers in a car park and makes off with 75,000 dollars worth of brandy; Regan and Carter's informant gave them the wrong lead, and it could possibly stop them from tracking down the crooks.

  • The Sweeney - Hard Men (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Hard Men

    Regan and Carter meet Freeth, a detective sergeant from Strathclyde who has come to London to arrest a group of kidnappers; Freeth might have withheld too much information and they try to capture the men in time.

  • The Sweeney - Messenger of the Gods (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Messenger of the Gods

    A huge amount of mercury was stolen; Regan believes Lucky Carter was part of the gang.

  • The Sweeney - On the Run (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    On the Run

    Regan is informed a prisoner who escaped has vowed to kill him.

  • The Sweeney - Lady Luck (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Lady Luck

    The Flying Squad are informed of the people who are involved in the robbery at a bookmakers.

  • The Sweeney - Loving Arms (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Loving Arms

    A policeman is killed by two drunk boys.

  • The Sweeney - Pay Off (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Pay Off

    Carter promises he'll help locate a missing villain for his girlfriend, but Regan is suspicious of her interest in the case.

  • The Sweeney - Down to You, Brother (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Down to You, Brother

    Regan is deliberately set-up by an ex-villain in order to get his daughter's boyfriend out of the way.

  • The Sweeney - Sweet Smell of Succession (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Sweet Smell of Succession

    Regan gets involved in gangland warfare after the death of one of London's leading villains.

  • The Sweeney - May (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:


    A young boy is involved with a brutal assault on a money lender.

  • The Sweeney - Bad Apple (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Bad Apple

    There's corruption charges against police officers, Regan Carter and Haskins are called in to investigate.

  • The Sweeney - Taste of Fear (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Taste of Fear

    A new recruit fails to cope with the pressures of the job and endangers the lives of his fellow Flying Squad officers.

  • The Sweeney - Tomorrow Man (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Tomorrow Man

    Regan, Carter and the Flying Squad manage to ensure the safe shipment of a gold bullion consignment, when faced with a vengeful, brilliant computer expert.

  • The Sweeney - Visiting Fireman (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Visiting Fireman

    Regan gets involved in a top-secret government transporting deal, after being approached by Shebbeq, a Turkish police officer; it might not be only gold that they are transporting.

  • The Sweeney - In From the Cold (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    In From the Cold

    Regan arrests a villain implicated in a robbery during which a policeman was shot and crippled, but the policeman might not be in a wheelchair if Regan's shot had been straighter.

  • The Sweeney - Selected Target (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Selected Target

    Regan, Carter and the Flying Squad must find a house where a family is being held hostage while the father is forcible helping a fraud involving 2 million dollars.

  • The Sweeney - Thou Shalt Not Kill (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Thou Shalt Not Kill

    A bank robbery takes place and the Flying Squad is called when hostages are taken by two of the robbers; there's champagne in a hijacked police car; the crooks will possibly make it, but Regan and Carter might foil the plan.

  • The Sweeney - Country Boy (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Country Boy

    There's been a series of break-ins in local shops and businesses, with alarm bells ringing, no signs of entry and total confusion; it's up to Regan and Carter to solve the case.

  • The Sweeney - I Want the Man (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    I Want the Man

    Regan's informant, Popeye, is abducted after telling him that Frankie Little and Christine will be doing business with stolen diamonds at Julie's restaurant; Regan and Carter might foil the scam.

  • The Sweeney - The Trojan Bus (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    The Trojan Bus

    An art collector tries to buy a pair of miniatures, but only one is available; an offer is made and a price settled upon, but things are not what they seem when the deal goes wrong, ending in a shootout.

  • The Sweeney - Stay Lucky, Eh? (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Stay Lucky, Eh?

    Barry Tyson and Peter Jenner arrive with the money they've just stolen; when a pistol is pointed at them and a fight ensues, Jenner is hit and the intruder escapes with the cash.

  • The Sweeney - Poppy (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:


    Victor Labbett is back in the country to pick up the money that he stole and hid; however, he's been spotted and Regan and Carter are informed.

  • The Sweeney - Golden Fleece (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Golden Fleece

    Two young men are involved in a break-in and robbery.

  • The Sweeney - Trap (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:


    Regan and Carter are confronted by a newsman with information on the unsolved Golden Maid robbery.

  • The Sweeney - Hit and Run (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Hit and Run

    A case of mistaken identity provides tragic circumstances when a hit goes wrong; Regan and Carter manage to break the hit-and-run ring, and then try to stop another accident.

  • The Sweeney - Big Brother (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Big Brother

    There's been a wages snatch; Deacon and Lee attack a man in the street and steal the briefcase that is chained to his wrist; Regan and Carter arrest the crooks and begin interrogations, which they hope leads to a conviction.

  • The Sweeney - Supersnout (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:


    Stickley, an informant of Regan's, calls him; there's going to be a hijack involving a truck load of cigarettes, but Stickley is the look-out man; after the raid, the Flying Squad rounds up all the crooks, but Stickley escapes.

  • The Sweeney - Faces (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:


    A German, Tober, Evil Willie, Doc and Jake hijack an armored security truck and steal the money; Regan, Carter and the Flying Squad set up an ambush to catch the crooks and find the informant.

  • The Sweeney - Chalk and Cheese (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Chalk and Cheese

    The affluent Mr. and Mrs. De Courcy are robbed by two young men, Garret and Nunn, while driving down a country lane; it's up to Regan and Carter to get the crooks and recover their possessions.

  • The Sweeney - Abduction (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:


  • The Sweeney - Contact Breaker (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Contact Breaker

    An antique shop is being used as access to rob a bank and it looks as though there was inside assistance; Regan, however, thinks otherwise and aims to prove that a convict on parole was framed.

  • The Sweeney - Big Spender (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Big Spender

    While on a routine surveillance, Regan uncovers a multi-thousand-pound car-parking fraud, which ends in a shootout; however, there might be evidence to convict John Smith.

  • The Sweeney - Stoppo Driver (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Stoppo Driver

    A man is attacked with a blunt weapon, his case stolen and his body dumped; Regan discovers that his driver, Cooney, was forced by the same crooks to drive their getaway car because they have kidnapped his wife.

  • The Sweeney - Golden Boy (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Golden Boy

    Regan and Carter uncover a plot to ship out gold bullion to the Middle East.

  • The Sweeney - Cover Story (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Cover Story

    There's romance between Det. Regan and a journalist who seems to be implicated in a major crime.

  • The Sweeney - The Placer (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    The Placer

    Det. Regan poses as a lorry driver in order to uncover a ring of hi-jackers.

  • The Sweeney - Night Out (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Night Out

    The squad tries to pinpoint a radio transmitter which is being used to coordinate the movements of bank robbers.

  • The Sweeney - Jigsaw (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:


    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.

  • The Sweeney - Queen's Pawn (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Queen's Pawn

    Jack Regan leans on a trio of big-time crooks in an effort to get one of them to confess against the others.

  • The Sweeney - Thin Ice (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Thin Ice

    Regan gets Bishop, a top crook, back into the country by using the dog he loves as incentive.

  • The Sweeney - Jackpot (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:


    A tip-off enables Regan to intercept a security van robbery; during the ensuing fight, a total of £35,000 goes missing and it's up to him to find it.

  • The Sweeney - Ringer (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    Regan's girlfriend's car has been stolen; unfortunately, it contains most of the evidence Regan has managed to put together against gangster Frankie Kemble; it doesn't take long for the evidence to find its way into the gangster's hands.