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The Sweeney: Chalk and Cheese (ITV 1 Sep 1975, with Lesley-Anne Down)

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In Chalk and Cheese a pair of modern day Highwaymen are targeting the wealthy as they either head out for the night or are returning home. They are clearly getting their tip-offs from someone on the inside.

The crooks, working class Tommy Garret and well to do Nunn, have been brought together by the beautiful Caroline. She is a former girlfriend of Nunn’s and is now with Tommy. It just so happens that Tommy is a very old friend of Carters from his boxing days. Nunn is in deep with gambling debts and is something of a loose cannon. With the Sweeney closing in he pushes Tommy into taking on a job that goes badly wrong.

An excellent line up of guest stars for the season two opener led by Shane Briant and Manfred Mann singer Paul Jones as the villains, the gorgeous Lesley-Anne Down as the girl giving them their tip-off. As well as appearances from David Lodge and Jeremy Child.

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UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 1 September 1975 at 9.00pm

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Writer: Trevor Preston / Director: Terry Green

Series: The Sweeney Season 2 Episode 1

cast
John Thaw as Regan
Dennis Waterman as Carter
Shane Briant as Nunn
Paul Jones as Tommy Garret
Lesley-Anne Jones as Caroline
David Lodge as Pop Garret
Jeremy Child as Elphick
Peter Howell as Sevier
Ken Wynne as Fenner
Raymond Adamson as Mr Tolman
Terence Sewards as Prees
Eric Dodson as Mr de Courcy
Stephen Bent as Scouler

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