Thursday, October 28, 2010

TV 098: The Sweeney - Harry South

Beyond brilliant, The Sweeney ran for four series between 1975 and 1978 (following a 1974 pilot called Regan).
It paired John Thaw with Dennis Waterman as two no-nonsense 'ard detectives.
The violence was realistic and both leads were far from being perfect.
That made it even more enjoyable.

The theme tune was composed by Harry South.
This is his extended re-recording with some fantastic mid-section guitar playing.

Comments and feedback are welcome.

The Sweeney

1 comment:

Budd said...

Great series without question!
It was written by Ian Kennedy Martin whose brother wrote 'The Italian Job' - both cockney cult classics!!
There is a book called 'The Manhattan File' in which Reagan apparently goes off to New York to assist the coppers over there - can you imagine it made into a movie! It would be like 'Brannigan' in reverse!!