DVD: Sweeney: Series 1 (15)


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Before cosy Morse, there was unruly Regan. He had spirits for lunch, roughed up the south London populace ("We're the Sweeney son and we haven't had any dinner") and was not terribly good with relationships, with anyone, apart from his more amiable partner, Carter (Dennis Waterman).

John Thaw excels as the uncompromising Flying Squad detective in the groundbreaking, British Seventies cop series, which attracted 19 million viewers in its heyday. These deftly edited and scripted tales feature Brian Blessed, Dot Cotton and some fabulous 'taches.