||The ITV's television series THE SWEENEY ran in Britain from 1975-78. A word of explanation may be helpful: the title phrase is actually Cockney slang for The Flying Squad, a team of underground British crime busters. Episodes chronicle the ongoing clashes between the Squad and the English criminal underworld. Taking center stage are DI Jack Regan (John Thaw), a workaholic cop whose obsessive devotion to his job destroyed his marriage; and his vitriolic Cockney partner, DS George Carter (Dennis Waterman). This set includes the entire 54-episode, four-series program as it originally aired on British television, including the pilot movie, REGAN.