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The Sweeney: Money, Money, Money (ITV 12 Oct 1978, with Edward Judd)

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In Money, Money, Money things get personal for Regan and Carter when an old friend of Jack’s is killed. Regan’s mate Eddie Monk, a reformed ex-con, has just won £58,000 on the pools and plans to open a nice little shop by the seaside.

An old job from his crooked days comes back to haunt him though when a blackmailer calls demanding ten grand or he will shop him to the police. When Eddie and his old partner Slemen try to take the blackmailer down Eddie is killed.

Despite the personal angle to the plot it’s still quite a typical episode with a car chase and a fight scene.

Besides the always excellent Edward Judd as Monk, there are lots of other well known faces popping up including Glynn Owen as Wally Hough, William Simons, Linal Haft and Michael Culver.

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classic quote
“I was nicking villains before your voice broke.” Jack talks to Eddie’s wife Anne (played by Vilma Hollingbery) to try and get to the bottom of who was blackmailing him.

production details
UK / ITV – Thame / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Thursday 12 October 1978 at 9.00pm

Writer: Trevor Preston / Director: Sid Roberson

Series: The Sweeney Season 4 Episode 6

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John Thaw as Jack Regan
Dennis Waterman as George Carter
Garfield Morgan as Frank Haskins
Edward Judd as Eddie Monk
Vilma Hollingbery as Anne Monk
Tina Martin as Kath
Glynn Owen as Wally Hough
Michael Culver as Dave Leeford
John Cater as Slemen
Linal Haft as Fischer
James Bree as Saxby
William Simons as Pope
Christine Shaw as Mrs Norris


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