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The Sweeney: Cover Story (ITV 20 Feb 1975, with Prunella Gee)



The Sweeney Cover Story

In Cover Story reporter Sandy Williams seems to have inside knowledge on the whereabouts of the proceeds of a bank robbery. One of the main men behind the robbery, Whittle, is in prison but is able to get info of the whereabouts of the haul from the robbery to his men on the outside. Williams has written an article about Whittle (along with an interview with his wife) and in it she reveals inside knowledge of the crime that only Whittle could know.

Jack initially thinks Sandy is a man but very quickly has his head turned when he realises she is the glamorous Prunella Gee. While Regan quickly falls for her and gets romantically involved Carter is convinced she is actually a go-between in getting information from Whittle to his gang members Myles and Ward on the outside. Jack has fallen heavily for Sandy and knows if she is guilty it could major trouble for his career.

A distinct lack of evidence proving Sandy is involved with Whittle and the fact that Jack is too closely involved with her sees the Detective Inspector taken off the case. Meanwhile Carter does some digging of his own (and gets a beating in the process) and discovers that Sandy is in fact an innocent pawn being played by Whittle’s men.

The Sweeney Cover Story Prunella Gee

Gee had recently scored a major success with the lead role in Granada’s Shabby Tiger series.

production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Thursday 20 February 1975 at 9.00pm

Writer: Ranald Graham / Director: Douglas Camfield

Series: The Sweeney Season 1 Episode 8

John Thaw as Regan
Dennis Waterman as Carter
Garfield Morgan as Haskins
Prunella Gee as Sandy Williams
Bernadette Milnes as Maureen Whittle
Michael McStay as Nightclub Manager
Timothy Carlton as Justin
Mike Savage as Ward
James Marcus as Myles
Thalia Kouri as Maid
Los Gitanos as Flamenco artists