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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:15 am

I was a huge fan of this in the mid/late 70's, and continue to be to this day. Unusually, I actually managed to actually catch an episode on ITV4 last night, and it was awesome 10/10. Very Happy

"Thou Shalt Not Kill" was the final episode of series 2, and originally broadcast in November 1975. It was a wonderful siege story, made all the better by the fact that the brilliant Douglas Camfield was directing. And it even featured Harriet "Bettan" Philpin.

Anyone else a fan of The Sweeney?

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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:51 pm

Obviously not!!!! Laughing

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Post by Rich Flair on Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:44 pm

As a long-time lurker on this thread, I'd like to pop my head out from under the parapet and say that I used to like it, but haven't seen any in years.

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Post by Aspadistra on Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:06 pm

My husbands been avidly watching the re-runs since he got home, C=O.

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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:20 pm

I think it stand up better now than it did 15 years ago. Rewatched some of the first movie for research purposes last night (that's why I bumped the thread up). Great stuff. Smile

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Post by stanmore on Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:25 pm

I don't think I've ever seen a full episode. Remember watching the title sequence on I Love The 70s. It was a very good title sequence.

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Post by Graymalkin on Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:45 am

Several years ago a friend got me a couple of VHS volumes of The Sweeney for my birthday and, after some initial nostalgia-preservation worries (has anyone rewatched The Professionals, for instance? F***ing rubbish!), I dived in. And it was just as good as I remember it being, if not better. Absolutely love it.

The same friend bought me the complete series (the 'vanilla' box-set) a couple of years ago, too. It turns out some telly of that era is still ace, even now, after all...

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Post by Rich Flair on Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:55 am

I haven't watched The Professionals since the early 1990s when I watched some on LSD. It was excrutiating - the dialogue and acting were super-painful.

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Post by Graymalkin on Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:09 am

I remember loving The Professionals at the time, too. Kids are idiots*.

Oh, and, for God's sake, NEVER rewatch Airwolf...


*Not 'idots' (or 'iDots'?), as I originally typed, with absolutely no sense of irony whatsoever...



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Post by barnaby morbius on Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:33 am

shut it you ponces. savvy?

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Post by suddeym on Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:31 pm

The Co=Ordinator wrote:I was a huge fan of this in the mid/late 70's, and continue to be to this day. Unusually, I actually managed to actually catch an episode on ITV4 last night, and it was awesome 10/10. Very Happy

"Thou Shalt Not Kill" was the final episode of series 2, and originally broadcast in November 1975. It was a wonderful siege story, made all the better by the fact that the brilliant Douglas Camfield was directing. And it even featured Harriet "Bettan" Philpin.

Anyone else a fan of The Sweeney?

Hi are the rumours true that they are going to re make the sweeney??

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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:20 pm

Yes, they've spent several months making a new film. Ray Winstone as Regan and Plan B as Carter. I'm not one to prejudge, but reckon it'll be horrible. Very Happy

Still enjoying watching the occasional episode on ITV4.

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