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ULTRA-VIOLENT SWEENEY-LITE copperama binned by the Beeb when it proved too much for the public to stomach. Strong on aggro, weak on plot and characterisation, it starred PATRICK MOWER as Detective Superintendent Steve Hackett (a carefully-coiffeured clothes-horse in combat jacket and jeans who looked about as hard as the Milky Bar Kid) and PHILIP “MR SINISTER” MADOC as his boss, Chief Superintendent Tate. Never repeated on terrestrial TV, although this probably has less to do with the blood, snot and teeth quotient than the fact that it was undeniably mindless shite.



  1. Applemask

    August 20, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Well, we may never know, given that apart from the pilot coming out on Star-And-Fanfare era BBC Video for five minutes, and a brief repeat run on Galaxy for the benefit of about 17 people, no-one’s seen it since

  2. richardpd

    August 20, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    I was thinking the other day about this series, & wondering if UK Gold had ever repeated it.

    A good series for Dr Who fans, as Phillip Hinchcliffe produced it, Katy Manning played a junkie in an episode written by Bob Baker (use reused some reserch to write the Dr Who story Nightmare of Eden) & a few episodes were written by the mysterious David Agnew.

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