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The Sweeney: Down To You, Brother (ITV 22 Nov 1976, with Kenny Lynch)



The Sweeney Title

In Down To You, Brother Jack bumps into villain Meadows at a charity boxing do. Somewhat the worse for drink Meadows tells Jack that he got away with a hundred and fifty grand in his last gold bullion job. He was on Jack’s target list at the time but he had no evidence to tie him to the job.

These days Meadows is very much the respectable businessman. Jack wants him under surveillance, Haskins doesn’t. Jack puts him under surveillance anyway. The key seems to be Meadows’ daughter Debbie who is involved with a small time villain. Further surveillance reveals that a raid on a diamond merchants may be on the cards.

Jack and Carter do not seem to be getting on overly well in this episode either. The pair spend a lot of time bickering about nothing.

Some interesting faces amongst the cast including Kenny Lynch as safe cracker Holder, a tiny role for Simon Callow as a detective sergeant and Tina Heath as Debbie Meadows. Heath is best known for playing Lizzie Dripping in a well remembered children’s series and for being the first Blue Peter presenter to be pregnant during her stint on the show.

production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 22 November 1976 at 9.00pm

Writer: Richard Harris / Director: Chris Menaul

Series: The Sweeney Season 3 Episode 9

John Thaw as Jack Regan
Dennis Waterman as George Carter
Garfield Morgan as Frank Haskins
Derek Francis as Meadows
Terence Budd as Owen
Tina Heath as Deborah
Kenny Lynch as Holder
Malcolm Tierney as Miller
Ron Pember as Apps
John Barrard as Chauffeur
Simon Callow as Detective Sergeant
Michael Logan as Joke Teller
Jenny Cryst as Girl at hotel
Jennifer Thanish as Susan Regan