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The Sweeney: One of Your Own (ITV 9 Nov 1978, with Michael Elphick)

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In One of Your Own Carter goes undercover as a con to try and bring down diamond thief Fleet. George is forced to spend the night in Wormwood scrubs sharing a cell with Fleet to try and get inside knowledge. Once Fleet is out on appeal Carter works on befriending him but Fleet has some very dangerous friends. One of them, Kearney, wants the diamonds for himself.

When Fleet thinks Kearney has kidnapped his girlfriend Tina, he and George set out rescue her. Tina though is playing her own game – she is also having an affair with the diamond merchant that Fleet stole the gems from in the first place and, looking after the loot for Fleet, plans to head off to Amsterdam.

Another fabulous Michael Elphick guest appearance, Fleet and Carter end up with a kind of grudging respect.

Daniels (played by John Alkin), a member of the squad in almost every episode during the couple of seasons actually gets quite a bit of the action with George out of the way. There is a funny subplot featuring a somewhat friendly girlfriend of George’s who has a thing for cops and ends up spending the night with first Regan and then Daniels.

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George nearly gets a real pasting at the hands of the none too friendly Kearney.

production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Thursday 9 November 1978 at 9.00pm

Writer: Tony Hoare / Director: Chris Menaul

Series: The Sweeney Season 4 Episode 10

cast
John Thaw as Jack Regan
Dennis Waterman as George Carter
Garfield Morgan as Frank Haskins
Michael Elphick as Fleet
John Alkin as Daniels
Nick Stringer as Kearney
Sion Probert as Phil
Rachel Davies as Tina
Neil Hallett as Morris
John Turner as Taylor
Sheridan Fitzgerald as Jenny
Delena Kidd as Mrs Morris
Iain Blair as Prison officer
Nicholas Owen as Constable
Jonathan Blake as Stephen
David Corti as Richard Morris
Clare McLellan as Sally Morris

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